The 1963 Galaxie 500 XL convertible is already a very collectable car, add into the mix that it has a factory 427 and is also low mileage and you have something quite special.
Having covered just 35,200 miles in its lifetime it had one repaint so far back that it was probably in the 1980s. It was bought new in Georgia by the father of a nationally recognized restorer of Ford performance era cars.
Galaxie was Ford’s bread and and butter car competing directly with Chevrolet’s Impala and arguably one of the most desirable Ford cars of the sixties.
At the rear it was unmistakably Ford with their distinctive round taillights and GALAXIE name across the trunk lid.
A huge total of 755,140 Galaxies were sold across the line-up with 18,551 being the convertible.
Inside, the original black vinyl bucket-seat interior still looks really nice – which is not surprising considering the low mileage. There is just the right amount of wear to indicate those miles are indeed original. Even the carpet is what it left the factory with.
Under the hood sits the original R-code 427 V8 with its dual 4-barrel carburetors and 425 horsepower. Paired with a 4-speed manual transmission it was an option that added $570.60 to the price of the XL.
The only downside with the 427 is these cars could not be optioned with power steering or brakes nor air conditioning.
This engine has just been rebuilt and has done under 100 miles since it was done.
A 1963 model year Galaxie 500 XL Convertible would have cost $3,518 back when it was new and was the most expensive full-size Ford that year.
This 1963 Ford Galaxie 427 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for lots more photos)