1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
Why This Car Is Special
The early 60’s saw the rise of drag-strips and circle track racing and American auto manufacturers were finding out that the more cubic inches and pure horsepower they could put is muscle cars, the more they would win on the racetrack and the street, hence the more of these cars they could sell.
We have a beautifully restored 1963 Galaxie 500 2dr Sports Convertible here at Skyway Classics with potent 406 cubic inch engine under the hood that made these factory muscle cars before there were muscle cars.
Cars like this 1963 Galaxie 500XL are why Ford was dominating on the NASCAR circuits. Nicely finished in traditional Corinthian White with a gorgeous red vinyl interior, it’s an upscale cruiser that can still hand out beatings on the street.
As mentioned, this engine is a 406 cubic inch V8 that not only makes all the right sounds and amazing power but has updates as well as dress-up items too. Let’s start with one of the ultimate early ’60s powerplant if you’re a Ford fan, it is both muscular and refined, making the performance seem almost effortless.
There’s a chrome air cleaner with correct “406 High Performance” decal, but underneath it is a FAST Tune-able FI unit that settles into an great idle with only a hint of the cam inside burbling through the dual exhaust system.
It is dressed in chrome Thunderbird valve covers, has power steering and brakes, air conditioning, performance ignition system including the distributor and spark plug wires, chrome radiator shroud, and it sits in a very period correct clean, painted, and detailed engine compartment.
The automatic transmission shifts through the gears well as the entire car feels robust and sturdy with the power going back to the 9-inch rear end.
It’s an easy highway cruiser too as it rides on white-letter Cooper Cobra GT Radials mounted on period correct Cragar SS mag wheels.
The deeply pleated red bench seat interior is equally nice. The driver’s compartment looks as new including the carpets, chrome-accented red door panels, sporty black steering wheel, dash with the factory gauges, AM/FM radio, nice stainless trim, air conditioning, and black Galaxie floor mats.
This is a gentleman’s hot rod indeed and it shows even in the trunk that is highly authentic with a mat, full-sized spare, and a correct jack assembly.
Our Ford is painted in Ford Corinthian White and looks just as much of a sleeper car today as it would have back then. Ford gave this car great styling with crisp lines and those big, round taillights that reflected the ’60s enthusiasm for the jet age.
Professional workmanship on the paint job shows and is complemented by the trim in excellent condition as well as the bumpers, emblems, 406 badges, and the black convertible power top.
This white 1963 Galaxie 500 2dr we have here at Skyway Classics with its big block 406 power and bright red interior is a knockout today and would have been one of the fastest Fords available in back when it was new.
If you want a big block big body Ford muscle car, this is the car you have been waiting for.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.