1963 FORD GALAXIE 500 2 DOOR HARDTOP - 161459 Sold* at Scottsdale 2014 - Lot #1073 1963 FORD GALAXIE 500 2 DOOR HARDTOP https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/161459/161459_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Lot #1073   1963 FORD GALAXIE 500 2 DOOR HARDTOP
Auction Scottsdale 2014
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Status Sold
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Lot 1073
Year 1963
Make FORD
Model GALAXIE 500
Style 2 DOOR HARDTOP
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 3N66R142720
Exterior Color WHITE
Interior Color RED
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 427
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #1073 - Just 212 Glaxies would be built to factory lightweight specifications. Massive 427cid engine with a 4-speed transmission, R Code, 425hp. Fiberglass body components, purpose-built performance car. These cars looked identical to the standard car but the trunk lid and front fenders were fiberglass and the bumpers were aluminum. This particular Galaxie is one of these very rare factory lightweights fitted with the R Code 425hp big block engine. The massive 427cid engine is mated to a BorgWarner T-10 4-speed transmission with an NHRA scatter-shield and heavy duty 9" rear end with 4.11:1 gears. The car rides on 15" x 5 1/2" Kelsey Hayes steel wheels with an extra heavy-duty center spider, dog-dish hubcaps and heavy-duty brakes, shocks and leaf springs. The Thunderbolt-style high-riser hood has been signed by legendary Ford Racing drivers Dick Brannan and Phil Bonner. Inside the car has Bodstrom bucket seats and rubber floor mats. A purpose-built performance car through and through, it also has several deleted components, again to reduce weight - that include the radio, clock, heater, truck and interior sound deadeners, trunk spring torsion bars, hood springs, roof cross support, courtesy lights, dome lights, arm rests, roof insulation, back lights and mirrors, as well as the trunk mat, cardboard and one horn. With low production and high performance, these factory lightweights are tremendously desirable muscle cars. They were built to defend the honor of the Blue Oval.
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