<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003

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Lot 186
Lots 176-187: Property from a Private Ford Collection
1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine

Sold for US$ 32,575 inc. premium
Lots 176-187: Property from a Private Ford Collection
1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine
Engine no. 003

Dual Holley 4-Barrel Carburetors
653bhp at 6,200rpm
Includes Ford "Top-Loader" 4-speed transmission

It never got a chance to do what it was designed for to do, propel a full-size automobile around the banked oval of the NASCAR circuit. Such was the fate of Ford's "outlawed" 427 SOHC "Cammer" V8 engine. But that doesn't mean it never got to show off the technology that Ford had developed. Starting with the basic 427ci "Wedge" head block and adding to it Ford's Hemi fighting aluminum heads with crescent shaped combustion chambers, the SOHC engine did get plenty of playtime on quarter mile drag strips from coast-to-coast. And most likely, quite a few unauthorized local strips saw these cars in action on public streets.

Despite NASCAR banning this most fearsome Ford, not even seeing how well it would play with others, the 427 "Cammer" went on to gain legendary status and is probably the single most sought-after big-block V8 for collectors today.

According to the consignor, Ford did install several versions of this legendary engine into a handful of prototype or test vehicles for road evaluation. Much of the testing was conducted at Ford's version of Area 51, the "X-Garage" adjacent to the historic Watkins Glen race course in upstate New York. He states that one such test bed was a 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 2-dr hardtop. According to paperwork, which has mysteriously vanished, this engine was assigned to car 7F55D100003. That vehicle itself has long since disappeared, but the engine was removed and stored away. This was according to the letter our consignor received from the Bobby Henderson, who said his father had worked at the Ford "X-Garage" as an engineer, and would occasionally bring home items that had been tested and were probably scheduled for destruction but had been stored away, forgotten about.

This mysterious 1967 motor is reported to have been the source for this 427 SOHC Cammer V8. On inspection we did see the casting date of 6M1 which may be December 1, 1966. Mounted to the engine is a Ford "Top Loader" 4-speed manual transmission with a 1965 Ford part number but the casting date on the body was illegible. Both aluminum heads carry the "OGM" markings and show no external wear or abuse. Atop the intake manifold are a pair of match Holley four-barrel carburetors covered by the oval air-filter housing emblazoned with the gold-tone spread-wing 427 mounted to the top. The engine and transmission are mounted to a heavy display rack perfect for showing off one of the mightiest engines ever produced.

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<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
<b>1967 Ford 427ci SOHC V8 Engine</b><br />Engine no. 003
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