1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500XL 427 R-code
- Make: Ford
- Model: Galaxie
- SubModel: R-code
- Type: 2 dr ht Fastback
- Trim: 500 xl
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 91,603
- VIN: 3J68R156XXX
- Color: Viking Blue
- Engine size: 427
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: 4 speed
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue
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1963 Ford Galaxie R-code
1963 ½ Ford Galaxie 500 XL, 2 DR, HT, fastback, R-code, 427 dual 4-barrels, 425 horse, 4-speed, 4.11 rear.
Complete frame-off nut & bolt restoration, documented by receipts and photo album. LA built, factory original, matching numbers, build sheet included, original Kelsey Hayes 15” wheels; VIN tag reads: Engine R-427/425 HP 2-4 barrel carburetors, Trans 5-4 speed transmission, Axle 9 - 4.11 rear end, Color E-Viking Blue, Trim 82 – 500 XL Medium Blue, Date 02D – April 2, 1963, Body 63C – 2-Door Fastback, DSO 72 – San Jose. Heater delete and AZ car most of its life. Registered in the 427 Galaxie Registry. 500XL is known for luxury and 427 is known for speed.
The 2-stage model year (1962-64) reached its peak in 1963 both for engines and body styles. The best was saved for mid-year introduction. All new were the Sports Hardtop (a 2-door hardtop with sloping rear pillar) and a replacement for the 406 HP engine—the 427 HP engine—with a dual quad Holley setup rated at 425 HP and 480 ft.-lbs. of torque.
The Thunderbird 427 ci High Performance V-8 came with some mandatory equipment including 4-speed transmission, heavy-duty suspension, heavy-duty battery, 7.10 x 15 in. four-ply nylon tires, large fade resistant brakes, and heftier driveline. Power steering, power brakes, AC were not available with the 427 option.
Engine (STD), transmission, rear differential completed 2004 (500 miles since). Matching numbers: carburetors C3AE BK, C3AE BJ, intake C3AE, block C3AE-AB, heads: C3AE-H.
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