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1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Chestnut Convertible 406 V8 4 Speed Manual

1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Galaxie
SubModel: 500 XL
Type: Convertible
Trim: 500 XL
Year: 1963
Mileage: 63451
VIN: 3W69G117289
Color: Chestnut
Engine: 406 V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: --
Interior color: Medium Chestnut
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Description for Ford Galaxie 1963

Restored Galaxie 500XL Convertible G Code 406/405 HP Tri-Power V8 4 Speed PB /// If you're looking for a solid classic that's stylish, powerful and has a lot of history, who says you have to buy a cramped, high maintenance muscle car? This awesome Galaxie will look just as cool rolling down the road, turn just as many heads at the local drive-in and, thanks to its thorough rebuild, provide many miles of carefree cruising! This drop-top's substantial aesthetics began... with all-original sheetmetal that was stripped bare, mounted to a large rotisserie and thoroughly worked by Michael's Auto Restoration of Winter Haven, Florida. Three years later, when that sheetmetal displayed excellent alignment, correct Chestnut Metallic lacquer was buffed to a buttery, show worthy shine. And when the buffers stopped, that clean single-stage was fitted with tinted glass, topped with a power-operated roof and decked in original trim that had been stripped, polished and anodized by Extreme Metal Works of Debary, Florida. Befitting the Galaxie 500 XL's origins as Ford's first full-size muscle machine, this flashy convertible draws its motivation from a rare, 405 horsepower version of Ford's big-bore FE V8. That muscular mill's power is transmitted rearward through a correct Borg Warner T-10 that, with the flick of a wrist, transforms a would be boulevard cruiser into a drag strip battle ship. Behind that gearbox, a large-diameter driveshaft spins a buff Ford 9-inch, which, thanks to correct 3.50 gears, is ready to supply its new owner with years of hard launches. At the front of the car, old school manual steering mixes surprisingly tight turns with modern, responsive feedback. And at the corners of the car, power-assisted drums ride behind fresh stainless center caps and meaty 225/75R15 Uniroyal Tiger Paw whitewalls. If you're looking for a stylish, comfortable, and reliable piece that commands a lot of respect on the highway, and feels right at home at the show, this hot drop-top is your ticket! Call, click or visit for more information