R-Code Lightweight Built by Ford Motor Company in Norfolk, orders for option AS-225-39D began February 26, 1963. Lightweights started out as a Corinthian White 63B Special hardtop Tudor Sedan with a 289 cubic-inch engine and standard transmission assembled on a lightweight Ford 300 chassis.
Special factory specifications included fiberglass fenders, deck lid, hood, aluminum bumpers, brackets in front, lightweight bucket seats, lightened 300 series chassis; no heat, radio or air conditioning. The weight is 3,325 pounds. The engine is a 427 cubic-inch V8 that develops 425 horsepower at 6,000 RPM. This Galaxie is capable of 0 to 60 in 6.9 seconds and does the quarter mile in 14.9 seconds at 96 mph; and has a top speed of 135 mph. Production was 212.