If you were to make a list of the hottest cars built by Ford during the 1960s sitting near the top of that list would most certainly be the 1963 Galaxie XL500 powered by a factory R-Code 427 CI V8. In 1963 this car would have been just about the most rare and desirable Ford you could order, remember these were the pre pony car days when big cubic inches stuffed into big cars was the rage. This stunning R-Code is finished in the factory correct and extremely desirable color combination of Raven black with black interior. Under hood, the R-Code 427CI was blessed with two 2-4bbl Carbs and it produced 425HP--unheard of horsepower for 1963. Everything is mounted up to the 4spd manual transmission and a Ford 9 Inch rear end with 4.11 gears. With all of its original sheet metal and all NOS parts except for the re-upholstered interior, this absolutely stunning Black on Black '63 Galaxie XL 500 is in show quality condition and has received a complete and thorough restoration. This is truly one of the nicest R-Code Galaxies in existence.
This is a "Sportsroof" fastback which means that this baby is a half year '63, which is the first year of an automaker giving their cars half year labels. Ford went to the "Sportsroof" for Nascar and Drag racing for the added aerodynamics and down-force. Featuring a heavy-duty suspension and drive train, this '63 500XL also feature larger brakes to stop this big beast with confidence and larger 15" wheels which are wrapped in steel belted radial tires and have flawless polished hubcaps with knock-offs for that classic muscle car look.
Documented by the original build sheet and with a complete frame up restoration, this beautiful Galaxie 500XL is ready for some car shows where it is sure to bring home a few trophies. The interior has been re-upholstered with correct Black vinyl and looks and feels so comfortable, long road trips will not seem long enough. The original AM/FM radio still brings the music to life and with its black on black image, this pristine 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL looks as good, if not better, than she did when she rolled of the Twin Cities, MN assembly line. This is investment grade high quality car for the discerning and astute car collector. A complete breakdown of this car's Vin# and fender tag is below:
3 - Year 1963
P - Assembly Twin Cities, MN
68 - Body Galaxie 500XL 2-Door Fastback
R - Engine 8 Cyl. 427 CID
Carbs: 2-4BBL Carbs
157323 - Serial 157323
63C - 1963 Fastback
A - Black (Paint)
86 - Black (Trim)
18B - Feb 18 (Date)
51 - DSO Denver (District Code)
9 - 4.11:1 Axle
5 - 4spd Manual Transmission
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