SUMMARY * 3-year rotisserie restoration that was completed in 2014 * Correct 406 cubic inch FE V8 / Correct tri-power carburetion * Correct Borg Warner T-10 4-speed manual transmission * Correct Chestnut Metallic lacquer paint * Correct Medium Chestnut interior * Our sale includes an album of restoration photos * Original body panels / Original stainless trim * Power convertible top * Correct Ford 9-inch rear axle / Correct 3.50 gears * Power drum brakes ---------- Over 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/TRIM For 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! ENGINE Befitting 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/SUSPENSION At 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. Be
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