You might be fooled by this sleeper if you didn’t notice the winged “427” logo on the front quarter panel beside the headlight. If you don’t pay respect to this 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500 R code you’ll soon be eating its dust. No power steering, no power brakes and heater delete, this ultra-rare Galaxie 500 was born to take care of business. Muscle cars of this stature don’t come along that often.
Red Hills Rods & Choppers out of St George, Utah listed this half year edition 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 with the legendary 427/425 horsepower R code motor. (Click through to the ad to see dozens of photos.) They tell us it is a true museum piece. “I truly feel that this is the finest example of its kind in existence!” stated a spokesman for Red Hills Rods & Choppers. Historians figure only about 2,000 of these fastbacks were produced. But they say this one is specially optioned with the original numbers matching 427/425 hp 7.0 liter linked to the original numbers matching T10 4-speed transmission motivated by the original factory 4.11 rear axle.
This ultra-rare Ford full-size muscle car received a documented frame-off restoration by Ford Galaxie expert Greg Donahue, and has been featured in numerous magazines as well as being featured on the cover of the 1963 Ford Galaxie restoration manual. Donahue will verify that this car is 100% numbers matching and has 150 date-code correct components, which is the maximum for a 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500 R-Code car. Nestled under the huge big block air filter are the dual-quad carburetors and beautiful chrome valve covers with the notorious ‘427’ winged logo. This engine had 11.5:1 compression ratio, two 652-cfm Holley 4-barrel carburetors on an aluminum intake manifold and dual exhausts to make 425 hp at 6,000 rpm, and 480-lbs.ft. of torque at 3,700 rpm.
They say the sheet metal is laser straight 100 % rust free, and the correct (Code M) Corinthian White paint is absolutely gorgeous. All of the chrome and stainless trim is in show quality condition throughout, according to the ad copy. The (Code 95) red vinyl interior is flawless and looks as it did 50 years ago when it sat on the showroom floor. This car has been SOLD.