Ford enhanced its performance reputation in competition, both on the drag strip and in NSACAR super speedway racing. The high-banked NASCAR tracks at Daytona and Talladega where some of the best venues to showcase the performance of the latest vehicles. In the summer of 1962 Henry Ford II declared that the AMA 'safety resolution,' its ban on racing, 'has come to have neither purpose nor effect.' With that declaration, Ford was back in racing, beginning with Ford's Total Performance program. Some of the teams in the Total Performance era included Holman-Moody, Fred Lorenzen, the Wood Brothers, Bud Moore, Petty Enterprises and Banjo Matthews.
This 'Wynn's Friction Proofing' Galaxie 2-Door Sedan is a tribute to the Holman-Moody stock cars of the period. The cost to build this tribute car was in excess of $100,000. The 427 cubic-inch overhead valve V-8 engine delivers 410 horsepower. There is a four-speed 'Top-Loader' manual transmission and Lincoln drum brakes with metallic sintered shoes at all four corners. It has Monroe racing shocks with adjustable front load bolts and shackles.
In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the RM Auction in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was estimated to sell for $35,000 - $45,000 and was offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for $26,400 inclusive of buyer's premium.