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For Sale: 1963 Ford Galaxie in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

The early sixties ushered in a new automotive design style that left the Jet Age tailfins behind with smoother, cleaner body lines coming to the Space Race forefront. At Ford Motor Company, the Galaxie continued to be the top-of-the-line offering, with a Galaxie 500 and 500XL introduced in 1962 to represent top end luxury. The XL was advertised by Ford meant "Xtra Lively" which included bucket seats and center console along with 500XL badging on the exterior.

Offered here is a Los Angeles built 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL Hardtop finished in classic Corinthian White over Red Vinyl interior! Powered by always dependable Z-code 390ci V8 4-barrel engine factory rated at 300 horsepower mated to the Cruise-O-Matic transmission! It sold from the Phoenix area DSO optioned include XL trim with bucket seats, console, and deluxe trim work; Selectaire air conditioning, power steering, AM pushbutton radio, heater/defrost, 14" wire spoke wheel covers with spinners, whitewall tires, 2-speed wipers with windshield washer, remote fender-mounted outside mirror, and carpeted floor mats.

Our example was restored beautifully in frame-on fashion by Mikes Classic Cars based in Blair, NE beginning in 2009. They located this super solid and rust-free example in New Mexico and performed a full restoration to the cosmetics and mechanicals with outstanding results! This included all new exterior paint, new chrome & trim, all new interior, rebuilt drivetrain, new exhaust, radial whitewall tires, and much more. The engine was overhauled by Willard Auto Machine in Omaha, NE and dyno-tested for peak performance. It received .030 over Speed Pro hypereutectic pistons & rings while keeping the factory intake, 550cfm carburetor, stock heads & exhaust manifolds, along with factory style cam & valve specs, but does have Pertronix electric ignition. Its finished presentation under the hood is spectacular with factory style hoses and tower clamps, along with expert detailing and stickers all in place. It would be completed in 2010 and stayed with the restoration owner, Mike Patak, for the next 3 years largely undriven used as a promotional vehicle as he continued to expand his business. He would come to sell this Galaxie 500XL in June 2013 in an effort to purchase a larger facility and move his restoration company to Elkhorn, NE and be slightly closer to the Omaha area.

This 1963 Galaxie 50XL has now been with the same, current owner for the past 8 years and shows just 83,951 miles on the odometer, of which 4,800 miles were added during his care. He had the modern radio installed with a single slot CD player hidden under the driver's seat (original inoperable AM radio included); added front seat lap belts; installed a new air conditioning compressor and clutch with conversation to R134a refrigerant; upgraded the brakes with a power booster; and had the factory clock repaired although it continues to work only "sometimes". He was faithful to general maintenance like oil changes, replacement of the voltage regulator, rebuilt generator, exhaust gaskets, thermostat, etc. and provided all service receipts in a 3-ring binder. Also included will be 3 sets of keys, owner's manual, advertising brochures, Galaxie 500XL literature, two partial build sheets, and copies of the New Mexico registration. We have this car priced to sell and encourage prospective buyers to call with questions or to schedule a chance to review the car in person. It will be sold with a clear Iowa title. Thanks for looking!

Vehicle Details

  • 1963 Ford Galaxie
  • Listing ID:CC-1545153
  • Price:$36,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Galaxie
  • Exterior Color:Corinthian White
  • Interior Color:Red Vinyl
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:83951
  • Stock Number:C3754
  • VIN:3J67Z139775
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