Holman-Moody was an auto racing team, racecar manufacturer, and marine engine manufacturer. The team built virtually all of the factory Ford racecars of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. It owned racecars that competed in NASCAR, drag racing, ocean boat racing, rallys, and sports car racing. The team won NASCAR championships in 1968 and 1969 with driver David Pearson and also the 1967 Daytona 500 with Mario Andretti. Their trademark was "Competition Proven."
Holman-Moody-built Fords won 48 of 55 NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) Races in 1965, a record that has never been broken. Mario Andretti won the 1967 Daytona 500 whilst David Pearson won the 1968 and 1969 NASCAR championships. Dan Gurney won five races at Riverside International Raceway. Pearson drove a Wood Brothers Ford to victory in the 1976 Daytona 500. In 1966 Holman-Moody's Ford GT40 Mark II's finished 1–2–3 at the 24 Hours of Daytona and at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Their 1–2–3 finish at 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the most famous victories of all-time. Fred Lorenzen was one of the nation's highest paid athletes at $122,558 while driving a Holman-Moody car in 1963.
Holman-Moody had a lasting effect on all forms of auto racing. Their innovations include fuel cells, full-floater rear axle, on-board fire systems, quick change disk brakes, square tube frames, tube shocks. The 1966 Holman-Moody Ford Fairlane was the basis for NASCAR racecars until NASCAR redesigned their car as the Car of Tomorrow.
According to Lee Holman, Holman Moody built 2 Mustangs in 1967, a fastback which was sent to Pedro Rodriguez of Formula 1 fame and this car, which was owned by a Mr Flores and raced by "Batman"Christobal Galjluf to many victories in Argentina, Peru, and Mexico. It was returned to Holman Moody in 1971 and converted to Trans Am Specification. In 1993, the 289 was replaced with this Ford Racing 302 High Nickel Alloy block, 10.5 comp pistons, and NASCAR Aluminum heads. Holman billed Flores just under $30,000 for this rebuild. The car was acquired by a Peruvian Museum and kept in a climate controlled setting for the ensuing years. The car remained in South America until recently being imported by our client. The car needs recommissioned, but represents a great opportunity to acquire a true Holman Moody Race Car at an affordable price with strong upside down the road.
Being a Race car, the car is sold on Bill of Sale, along with all importation paperwork.