1963 Ford Galaxie Base 5.8L
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Galaxie
- Type: U/K
- Trim: Base
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 115,000
- Engine size: 5.8L 5769CC 352Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: U/K
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1963 Ford Galaxie
Up for sale is my 1963 Ford Galaxie named Bertha. I bought her a little over 3 years ago to be my beach cruiser and other than replacing the starter, I have had no issues.
I bought Bertha on EBay from a gentleman in NC who had spent 4 years painstakingly restoring the car. Mechanically and structurally, everything is sound- Every hose, bushing, brake part, gas tank, wire, suspension, steering system, you name it, was inspected, repaired and replaced (receipts will be included). The engine, a 352 with a 4bbl was overhauled and the transmission shifts smoothly . The interior was custom made using NOS vinyl and new bumpers were installed. At that point he got married and some of his projects had to go. When I got her only paint and body work was needed- It should be noted that though all mechanical work was done over 3 years ago, I've only put about 1,000 miles on it.
About 6 months after I got her, I decided to paint her myself. That being said I had never painted a car before. I spent a couple of weeks stripping her all the way down to metal, primed her with 4 coats and finished with a single stage blue urethane from Eastwood Co. I didn’t add any clear because I heard it was very tricky to deal with. So in essence, Bertha is “flat toned”. There are a couple of runs and a slight fade on the roof, but overall it looks good from a few feet away. I do have leftover paint that will go with the car- plenty for touching up.
In the 3 years since I've painted it, the edges of the hood and trunk have started to rust and will need to be addressed. Also, there are some rust bubbling on the bottom of 2 of the doors. When I stripped them down, I thought I had addressed it, but apparently not. The left side rear passenger panel has some bondo, why I’m not sure, since that panel was replaced with a new one, but it’s there. Oh, and the cigarette lighter and clock don’t work.
Tons of photos here: facebook.(remove this space and paste in your browser)com/profile.php?id=100006098264918&sk=photos
Other than redoing the paint, some very minor body work and replacing the door seals (original) there shouldn't be much in the way of surprises with this project and it really doesn't get much easier than this. As to why I'm selling it, I've got too many projects myself and I can't give this one the attention that it deserves.
Also, included in the sale will be extra door handles, tail lights and misc. parts, shop manuals etc.
Please feel free to call with any questions at 305-393-1420. No texts, please.
Car is for sale as is, mileage exempt at this age and has been described to the best of my ability!
A $500.00 deposit is due within 24 hours of auction's end- PayPal only..
Thanks and happy bidding!