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1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL R-Code 427 Convertible

1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Galaxie
Type: Convertible
Trim: 500 XL
Year: 1963
Mileage: 21,499
VIN: 3J69R14331
Color: Wimbledon White
Engine: R-Code 427 Dual Quad V-8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Bright Blue
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Houston, Texas, United States

Description for Ford Galaxie 1963


A trulycollectibleFord, an ultra rare R-code Galaxie 500 with XL Trim

Very limited production makes them hard to find in this condition at any price

427 V8 with dual Holley 4 barrel carburetors

4-speed transmission

Excellent body, original trim, chrome, and glass

Immaculate bucket seat interior with power drivers seat

3 Unique features to LA built XL's are the power seat option, carpeted inner trunk quarter lining, and lower quarter bright trim

Correct "spinner" wheel covers


Solid Lifters

Dual Holley 4 barrel carburetors

4 speed synchromesh transmission

A truly collectible car. Ultra-rare "R" code Galaxie 500 Convertible with XL Trim

ONLY 10 were known to have been produced

This car was produced in the Los Angeles plant and has unique options available from that plant only which are as follows:

Power driver's seat

Power steering

Carpeted inner trunk quarter panelsLower rear quarter bright trim


The legend of the 427 is well documented. These full-sized cars were tearing up the drag strips and NASCAR track across the country. In 1963, Daytona 500, these powerful cars won 1st thru 5th places. They so dominated NASCAR that they won 23 races-MORE than all its competitors combined.

In road racing the Galaxie dominated their class from Riverside to England. Here are some interesting facts about this incredible 427 engines:

None other than Carroll Shelby picked it to power the iconic COBRA

The only world championship won by an American car was the Shelby Cobra DaytonaCoupe

1966-24 Hour of Le Mans: top 3 winners—427 powered Ford GT40

1967-24 Hour of Le Mans: won again—set 2 records

1978-24 Hour of Le Mans: won again--set 2 more records

This was the first and only American car to ever when the LeMans race

They also dominated at Sebring. Wining in 1966, 1967, 1969

Some of the most famous drivers in history drove 427 powered vehicles

Don Nicholson

Carroll Shelby

Tasca Ford

Gas Rhonda

Beginning in 1964, 427 powered Fairlane "Thunderbolts" and Mercury Comet dominated the drag strips

ONLY 411 "R" code Galaxies of all four body types were produced in 1963

ONLY! ONLY! 10 of the XL Convertible are known to have been produced

Exceedingly RARE, LIMITED production. A beautiful combination of brut performance and elegant styling make this one of the most collectable cars of the muscle car era.

This rare car is now offered for sale by Auto Collectors Garage. Please call for pricing and information.

Codes break down like this:

Body 76B (Galaxie Convertible)

Color M (Wimbledon White)

Trim 82 (Light Blue)

Date 14B (February 14)

DSO 71 (Los Angeles

Axle 5 (3:50.1)

Transmission 5 (Top Loader 4-speed)

427 V8 Block C3AE 6015 D

Front cover C3AE 6059A

Heads C3AE 690D (63 427 Low riser)

Exhaust Manifolds C3AE-9431-D & C2AE-9430-B

Intake C3AE-9425-J Ford Aluminum Dual 4bbl

Carburetors C3AF-9510-BJ LIST 2805 LIST 2850 HOLLEY & C3AF-9510-BK LIST 2804 HOLLEY

Correct dual point distributor

Please call 713-541-2281 with your questions

Current odometer readings are required for advertising but will be sold "Exempt" due to age

Financing Available

As little as 10% down, low rates, super long terms, and no prepayment penalty!

For sale here locally so ACG reserves the right to end this listing at any time.

For sale AS-IS and mileage exempt with now warranty implied or offered.