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Restored Galaxie 500XL Convertible G Code 406/405 HP Tri-Power V8 4 Speed PB

For sale: 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL

Technical specifications

Item location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
500 XL
Engine size:
406 V8
Interior color:
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eBay template information@RKMotorsCharlotte. com 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Restored Galaxie 500XL Convertible G Code 406/405 HP Tri-Power V8 4 Speed PB Year: 1963 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Red Mileage: 63451 Transmission type: 4 Speed Manual Engine: 406 V8 Interior color: Brown Vehicle Info SUMMARY3-year rotisserie restoration that was completed in 2014Correct 406 cubic inch FE V8 / Correct tri-power carburetionCorrect Borg Warner T-10 4-speed manual transmissionCorrect Chestnut Metallic lacquer paintCorrect Medium Chestnut interiorOur sale includes an album of restoration photosOriginal body panels / Original stainless trimPower convertible topCorrect Ford 9-inch rear axle / Correct 3. 50 gearsPower drum brakesOver the past few years we've certainly seen some nice full-size Fords. But this 1963 Galaxie 500 XL. with its 406 cubic inch tri-power V8 and tough Borg Warner transmission. is definitely one of the best! Fully sorted and ready to hit the road. this awesome Ford combines the stump pulling torque of its muscle car offspring with the kind of old school Detroit comfort that's classy enough to parade half the neighborhood down Main Street. Today. thanks to a high quality restoration. the car is not only a reliable and exceptionally roomy place to spend the summer sightseeing. it's also a vintage slice of Americana that'll be welcome at virtually any car show in any town. 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!BODYWORK/TRIMFor 1963. the Galaxie line featured a sculpted profile that was designed to make the car more competitive at the track. Not only did this newfound aerodynamic prowess allow Ford racers more success. it also gave production units a more substantial appearance. 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. 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. And. in the summer of 2014. this high quality full-size rolled out as a timeless trophy chaser that delights both on the road and at the show!ENGINEBefitting 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. Wearing a correct C3AE-6015-V casting number. the 406 cubic inch block is dominated by a finned aluminum air cleaner and big Holley carburetors. which are wedded to a correct aluminum intake and clean stainless fluid lines. At the front of that intake. a traditional points distributor sequences spark through eight high quality Belden plug wires. At the sides of that distributor. gold. "THUNDERBIRD" stamped valve covers hang correct 406 decals above restored. header-style exhaust manifolds. Cooling is provided by a shrouded and tanked radiator. which cycles water through pliable FoMoCo hoses and a combination of old school screw and tower clamps. And. aesthetically. the car's glossy engine bay looks good enough to show off to anyone. with a subdued block perfectly centered in high quality ancillary hardware that includes correct horns. a rebuilt generator and a large Autolite Sta-Ful battery. DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSIONAt the bottom of this vintage drop-top. solid floors back a beefy frame that was stripped all the way to bare metal during the car's detailed restoration. The muscular 406'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. At the center of the car. a free-flowing. true-dual exhaust system gives the big engine deep vocals. And at the corners of the car. power-assisted drums ride behind traditional steelies. fresh stainless center caps and meaty 225/75R15 Uniroyal Tiger Paw whitewalls. INTERIOROne of the best virtues of this Ford is the fact that you can pop its doors open. stretch out across its huge. fully restored interior and enjoy endless hours of cruising. At the center of the car. correct Medium Chestnut crush vinyl seats are the perfect place for you and your family to spend sunny afternoons seeing the sights. In front of those seats. a freshly finished dash hangs ornate gauges between a chrome-trimmed steering wheel. an electric clock. a vintage AM radio and stainless-trimmed foot pedals. Below that dash. a wide console frames a small Hurst shifter. Opposite that console. stainless-trimmed door panels hang bright chrome handles above pliable. curved armrests. And behind the cockpit. a nicely finished trunk features a new mat. a full-size spare tire and a correct jack assembly. HISTORICAL INFORMATIONTo illustrate the authenticity of this Galaxie's current form. I'll go ahead and break down both its VIN and Warranty Plate:VIN: 3W69GXXXXXX3: 1963 model yearW: Assembled in Wayne. Michigan69: Galaxie 500 XL convertibleG: 406 cubic inch high performance V8 that's fitted with three 2-barrel carburetorsXXXXXX: Production sequence numberWARRANTY PLATE76B: Galaxie 500 XL 2-door convertibleV: Chestnut Metallic paint89: Medium Chestnut crush vinyl trim02B: Manufactured on February 2nd. 196333: Detroit DSO5: 3. 50 gears5: 4-speed manual transmissionOUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATIONAn album of restoration photosWhen it comes to maximizing the amount of car your money will buy. you simply can't go wrong with a big Detroit cruiser. A scant fraction of Ford's 1963 Galaxies were powered by the mighty 406/4-speed drivetrain. and it's probably a safe bet that even fewer were equipped with a convertible roof. Add in this car's rotisserie restoration and you have a head turning classic that's fun. historic AND rare. 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! About This Auction Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it. but obligates you to complete the purchase! A $1000. 00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have ZERO feedback on eBay. please call or email us to request our authority to bid on our vehicles. We do not release our reserve prices. so please don't ask! If you see a car you like. don't wait! Call us! When you see it disappear from eBay. it means that it was sold by other means. Because we advertise heavily in other mediums. we reserve the right to cancel any eBay listing at any time. If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Donald Bernard at (704)596-5211 or (704)773-4648. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility. About RK Motors Charlotte Hot Rod magazine named RK Motors Charlotte the #1 destination out of 57 possible places to visit across the United States. Destinations selected included car museums. driving schools. dragstrips. best drives and more. We are honored to have been the only classic car dealer selected. If you ever find yourself in Charlotte. NC give us a call. Our showroom is open by appointment only. Our 80. 00 sq. ft. retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina. We usually have over 300 incredible cars on display. and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment. stop in and meet our staff. Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut- we do this because we love cars! Check out the feedback on our website from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately. and our cars even look better in person than in the pictures! We look forward to seeing you soon. Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility. 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC 28269. For sales and general information. call us at: (704)596-5211. Our Service Programs Under our innovative Seal of Approval Exit Service buying program. RK Motors Charlotte customers who pay full retail price for a vehicle. receive a comprehensive. multi-point vehicle Exit Service. carried out by our experienced ASE Certified Master Mechanics at the RKM Performance Center. Customers who purchase cars from RK Motors for less than full retail price. or customers who purchase a car and are trading in a vehicle. will receive our Basic Safety Check. performed by our certified and experienced ASE mechanics. prior to delivery of their car. Learn more about the key attributes of Our Service Programs. If you have any questions regarding our service programs. please contact a member of our sales team at (704)596-5211. For international buyers. please note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans worldwide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Gregory Smith. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. He can be reached at: Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com. About the RK Motors Performance Center Regardless if your vehicle is going through our Seal of Approval Exit Service. Basic Safety Check. routine maintenance or a full custom built to your exact specifications. the RKM Performance Center has the knowledge. experience and resources to fulfill your automotive needs. In the world of electronic fuel injection and computer diagnostics. even late model dealerships look a little uncomfortable working on pre-OBD1 cars. There are many independent mechanics and shops that may be able to help. but putting your prized classic in the hands of a stranger is a leap of faith at best. This is exactly why we created the RKM Performance Center. Being proud members of SEMA. ARMO. HRIA and the North Carolina Motorsports Association. the RKM Performance Center is a nationally recognized shop; best known for high level OEM restorations and custom builds. Comprised of ASE certified mechanics. including several Master Technicians. you can feel confident that your car is in capable hands. As fellow enthusiasts. they are passionate about cars and will treat yours with the respect it deserves. Tony Klein Consignment Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 440-413-0849 Tony. Klein@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gerry Notara Vice Presidentof Operations 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-235-2973 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4658 Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Donald Berard Sales Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4648 Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gregory Smith Transport Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-562-6226 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-562-6226 Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com Showroom 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC 28269 704. 596. 5211 info@RKMotorsCharlotte. com

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