A 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 was a darling of NASCAR in its day, and
this one seems to want to continue that speedy attitude. With a big
V8, nitrous capability, four-on-the-floor, and all the best
performance pieces, this hardtop is a growling reminder that this
was the dawn of the muscle car era.
This was the year Ford upgraded the Galaxie for speedy style. The
fastback roofline was designed to help it be competitive in racing.
That kind of added sleekness goes with the streamlined sides
(featuring fender skirts) and afterburner style taillights. Of
course, it also helps when the car was born in Rangoon Red. It was
updated later in life, and so it still retains a proper shine. The
big chrome bumpers and full-length C-channel trim give this coupe a
substantial look. These are joined by performance-mined upgrades
like the 15-inch racing wheels, bright dual exhaust tips, and the
working hood scoop. It all lets people know this isn't your average
full-size classic coupe.
The full red package really makes for an eye-catching package
inside and out, and the trim tag tells us this coupe was born this
way! The door panels, dash, and upholstery even seem to be highly
original. So classic car lovers will be point out details, like the
correct trim on the textured seatbacks. And while this wears some
great history, and it has size to carry plenty of people, the true
purpose of this build is speed. So while most of the dash has a
stock look - from the long speedometer to the AM radio on display -
the real treats surround it. This means you've got the right
auxiliary readouts, a CB radio, a tach prominently mounted on top
of the dash, and a Hurst shifter that's just calling out for your
Open the hood for a true treat. The there are plenty of polished
components that make this nice to show off. But beneath the style
is the substance of a 390 cubic-inch V8 with plenty of go-fast
goodies. The ram air hood feeds fresh air to the Holley double
pumper four-barrel carburetor on its way to the Edelbrock low-rise
intake. And Headman long tube headers let this mighty V8 exhale
with added power. While this is already a terrific setup for most
people, we also bet you spotted the nitrous bottle in the trunk
that can put you a car-length ahead of others. Best of all, the
four-speed manual transmission puts you in the center of all the
action. There are even cutouts on the dual exhaust for when you
want to truly bring the thunder with your fury. Disc brakes in
front and traction bars in the rear are all part of a package
designed to make this a true street king.
This coupe has both power and personality, and that's the kind of
classic we all love. Call today!!!
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