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eBay Find: Aaron Kaufman’s 1963 Ford Falcon Road Race Car

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Aaron Kaufman recently said goodbye to Gas Monkey Garage, and now he’s saying goodbye to his 1963 Ford Falcon

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Photos from eBay Ad

The starting bid was only $1k, but this ad is already pulling bids of $45k, and is expected to go much higher, mostly considering its history. This Falcon has been raced pretty hard, but is still street legal, although it’s currently not registered. Aaron is selling it “as raced” in the form it was for the 100 year anniversary of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2016.

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The Flacon will run on 93 octane, but ‘prefers’ higher octane fuels. It’s not perfect and has small dents and chips, and it was built for racing, so the use on the machine reflects as much.

Powering the TV famous Falcon is a 500 horsepower 363ci small block Ford with 750 cam Holley carb. It’s backed by a Richmond T10 4-speed transmission with McLeod RST clutch. The drivetrain feeds into a beefy 9” rear.

The front suspension is setup with Global West with Ridetech triple adjustable coilovers. At the rear are Ridetech lower control arms, and the addition of a third-link mounted to the top of the housing. It also has a Chris Alston sway bar and pair of triple adjustable Ridetech coilovers.

It gets serious stopping power from 14” rotors with six-piston calipers up front, and 13” rotors with 4-piston calipers in the rear. It rolls on 18×8” and 18×9” Forgeline wheels wrapped in Nitto NT01 competition tires.

Since it’s a road race car, it is setup with safety gear, like harnesses, race seats, netted windows, etc. It meets tech requirements for unlimited classes at BBORR.

Unlike many other race purpose built cars, this Falcon still has most of its original trim, with only a few things deleted. All-in-all, this is a nice car, and we’re guessing a collector is going to shell out some major money to have it.