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classic galaxie 500 xl 390 v8 4-speed manual trans flowmaster burgundy maroon

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Galaxie
  • SubModel: 500 XL
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 500 XL
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 1653
  • VIN: 3U67X100411
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: 390 V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: --
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Local pick-up only


Wearing a rich, distinctive exterior color and powered by a signature Ford big block well-known for its rugged durability, this 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL is a sharp early '60s cruiser and a sterling example of Ford's design wizardry during its era. You'll rarely come across a car from this era that's on a par with this one as far as road-readiness is concerned, so the good times behind the wheel can get started with no delay just as soon... as you bring it home. It's long, broad and angular and just a flat out awesome looking car. As the '60s progressed, Ford continued to make some subtle changes to its second generation design and you can see just how effective those styling tweaks were. It's decked out in a rich shade of burgundy, ornamented by long stretches of trim running the considerable length of its sides. It's a great match for the car and a comprehensive detailing session will return it to top form, as there are no glaring blemishes to be found and the assembly of chrome it wears is in consistently good shape - both the front and rear bumpers were likely replaced only recently. Despite its length, it's got an agile, athletic presence, largely due to the forward placement of its front wheels and the stylish shape of the rear fenders, and its slightly inclined stance really adds to its overall presence. Well-aligned, with flush fitting doors, hood and deck lid, it's a very capable-looking classic that beckons you to climb behind the wheel and hit the road. Open the driver's side door and climb inside and you'll be greeted by a black vinyl interior whose ultra fresh appearance suggests it was refurbished not long ago. The pair of low-backed buckets up front straddle a clean center console that provides some handy storage space with a well-placed manual shifter sitting toward its front end. There's plenty of legroom both fore and aft to keep your contingent of passengers happy. The dash area features a broad stretch of chrome trim, and an instrument cluster that houses a set of factory gauges that are joined by a trio of white-faced displays just above the center console. The strong running condition of this classic makes weekend getaways a definite option and should you embark on one, you won't likely run out of luggage space - the trunk area is amply sized and houses a full-size spare showing plenty of tread. The original AM radio still holds its position at the center of the dash but it will need some attention to get back online. There's a period-correct 390 cubic inch V8 residing in the engine bay mirroring one of the larger displacement options offered when this '63 first rumbled off the showroom floor. Crowned by a 4-barrel carb sitting on an Edelbrock intake manifold and wearing a pair of chrome valve covers at its sides, this is a strong and proud member of Ford's FE series of powerplants known for their rugged dependability. It fires right up and sends a great sounding note out of its Flowmaster dual exhaust while pairing with a four-speed manual transmission that's seldom found in its model to provide a more involving driving experience. Farther forward, a sizable aluminum radiator is in place to keep driving temperatures in check. This Ford classic rides on a set of 15" color matched steel wheels with Ford center caps. Sporting plenty of vintage curb appeal to go along with an inviting interior and a strong running condition, this 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL presents a very compelling opportunity. Call today!