This is the era when the coupes were big, fast, and brilliant. This 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 topped them all with its Q-code big block under the hood. So if you love the story of how the horsepower wars were "Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday" then you know how significant and cool this rare coupe is.
Those who know Fords, know how special this car is. 1963 was the first year Ford had a little fun with aerodynamics, and they introduced the fastback roofline to better compete in NASCAR. This seems to represent that speedy history perfectly with a glossy presentation of the factory-correct Corinthian White (it just looks like it's ready for racing numbers and sponsorships, right?) And this one wants to take on all with the competition-style Eagle Alloy wheels and the power bulge in the lightweight fiberglass hood. But this race-ready attitude is balanced out by how owning a V8 Galaxie 500 was also about showing off Ford's top-of-the line. That's seen in premium packaging with the double strips that run the length of the car, concave grille, wraparound bumpers, and jet-inspired taillights.
Inside this has a highly original look. It starts off with the dual wide benches with the premium insignia-style trim embedded. This coordinates with the carpeting, door panels, and dash to deliver a great classic look. Even the AM radio is still on display. They upgraded this hardtop, but even then, it was done in the right period-correct ways. For example, the factory gauges are now supplemented by classic Stewart Warner readouts. And the four-speed goes nicely with the addition of a vintage-style column-mounted tach.
The Q-code in this Galaxie is what makes it really special. Ford wanted to be a true winner at NASCAR, and that meant making a coupe with the largest motor possible available to a select few. This is one of those rare beasts released to the public. In fact, the consignor states the 427 cubic-inch big block under the hood is original to the car. This mighty motor is built with all the best in vintage and modern completion-ready components. That means a Holley dual-feed four-barrel carburetor, classic aluminum intake w/rear vent, Edelbrock aluminum heads, cast aluminum valve covers, Pro Billet distributor, and a wicked set of headers feeding the growling dual exhaust. There's even a newer aluminum radiator up front to help keep this monster motor running cool. They only allowed these Q-code to have the four-speed manual transmission, that way the driver had full control over the big power and thunderous soundtrack.
History is always fun to talk about, but this one also has the power to still teach plenty of lessons on the asphalt today. This is a special Galaxie 500. So if you know how great this is, then you also know how quick you have to be to grab it up. Call today!!!