Got north of $60,000 laying around? Then you might be interested in this Ford 427 SOHC “Cammer” that’s currently for sale on eBay right now. Diving into the history of this NASCAR-bred engine is a bit beyond the scope of this article (more information on this engine here), but what we have to talk about in this segment might interest you. The seller explains that this ultra rare engine has a rather interesting history behind it, according to the original ad.
“Purchased new in Compton, California, in 1967, and has never been used in any type of application of any kind. Stored for over 40 years and run for break-ins only.” The current seller admits that this information was passed onto them from the previous seller, but that everything seems to checkout.
The seller continues, saying, “I wanted to replace the seals and gaskets, and check inside for condensation and any other destructive things. When I pulled the pan, it looked like it could have been assembled the day before. I pulled 2 mains and 2 rod caps, and the crank looked like a mirror; no sign it had been run, and the bearing shells have a January, 1966, date code.”
From the ad, it looks as if the current seller has given this 427 “Cammer” a full rundown for any wear and tear. Everything seems to checkout according to them, and the seller even says this FE BBF will start on command every time. Checkout the original eBay ad here if you’re interested in this monster V8 engine for yourself.