Engine Size
390 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Miles
57,690
Vin
3A68Z152862
Stock
1122
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A lower, fastback roofline was added mid-year to improve looks and make the big cars more competitive on the NASCAR tracks with the added downforce. This 1963½ model, the industry's first official "½ year" model, was called the "sports hardtop" or "fastback" (it shared this feature with the for 1963½ Falcon). Galaxie buyers showed their preference as the new sports hardtop models handily outsold the "boxtop" square-roof models. The sports hardtop was available in both Galaxie 500, and Galaxie 500/XL trim.

Ford continued to offer the FE series 352 in the 1963 full size, as well as 3 versions of the 390 V8 (regular, high performance, and police). Five different transmissions were offered for 1963. A 3-speed manual column shift was standard on all models except the 406 V8, which required the heavier duty Borg-Warner 4-speed manual.

Partway through this year and in limited quantities, a new 427 replaced the 406 for racing applications. It was intended to meet NHRA and NASCAR 7-liter maximum engine size rules. This engine was rated at a 425 hp with 2 x 4 barrel Holley carburetors and a solid lifter camshaft. Ford also made available aluminum cylinder heads as a dealer option. The 1963½ was still overweight, however. Special Tudor Fastback. Available only in Corinthian White with red vinyl interior, and with a list price of about US$4,200 when a base Ford 300 went for US$2,324, and XL Fastback was US$3,268,] these cars came stock with Borg-Warner T-10 four-speed, 4.11:1 rear axle, heavy-duty suspension and brakes, and were fitted with a fiberglass hood (a flat piece at first, late in 1963 the popular blister hood also used on the Thunderbolt, trunk, front fenders, and fender aprons, as well as aluminum bumpers and mounting brackets, transmission cases, and bellhousing. Hood springs, heater, trunk lining and mat, spare wheel and tire (and mounting bracket), trunk lid torsion bar, jack, lug wrench, one horn (of the stock two), armrests, rear ashtrays, courtesy lights, and dome light were removed to reduce weight. The first 20 cars had functional fiberglass doors, which shaved 25 lb The cars had all sound-deadening material removed, lightweight seats and floormats, and no options. They were not factory equipped with cold-air induction, as the Thunderbolt would be. In addition, they were built on the 45 lb lighter Ford 300 chassis, originally intended for a smaller-displacement V8. In all, the 427s were 375 lb lighter than before 425 lb with the fiberglass doors).

19631/2 500XL Package

Atlanta Factory Built And Atlanta District Office Order.
Excellent Running "Z" Code 390 Engine With Four Barrel Carburetor
Smooth Shifting 4 Speed Floor Shift Transmission
Full Length Floor Console With Arm Rest
Chrome Engine Dress Up Kit Includes Open Element Air Cleaner And Valve Covers
Stock Factory AM Pushbutton Radio
Stock Factory Heater

Total Comprehensive Restoration Of A Solid Rust Free Southern Vehicle
Complete New Professional Chrome And Trim Restoration
Detailed Underside With Chalk And Crayon Markings
Complete Correct Exhaust System

Beautiful Red Bucket Seat Interior With Off White Headliner And Visors
Sharp Door Panels
New Carpeting
Restored Dash With Beautiful Trim And Gauges

Painted In Gorgeous Ford Rangoon Red Over A Solid Rust Free Body
Gorgeous Underside

Rolling On Newer Radial White Wall Tires And Ford Wire Hub Caps, Period Correct Bias Ply Tire Along With Jack Assembly
Show Quality Detail, Ready For The Show Or Cruise Shows..

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Year
1963
Make
Ford
Model
Galaxie 500 XL
Miles
57,690

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
390 V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Red
Body Style
Doors
Paint Type

Interior

Interior Color
Red
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No
Engine Size
390 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Miles
57,690
Vin
3A68Z152862
Stock
1122
Video coming soon

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