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1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL Series FastBack Coupe / 3N66R144637 Vehicle Information

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1963 Ford Galaxie photograph

1963 Ford Galaxie photograph

1963 Ford Galaxie photograph

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Sold for $122,000 at 2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction.
Sold for $88,000 at 2015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction.
During the early 1960s, auto manufacturers went head-to-head on the nation's drag strips, NASCAR ovals, and road-racing circuits. Companies like Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler Corporation stuffed the largest-possible engines into their full-sized two-door models to create true performance versions. To meet FIA and NASCAR displacement rules, these powerful motors were limited to seven liters, or just over 427 cubic-inches. Dodge and Plymouth created a 426-inch motor, Pontiac built their 421s, and 427s from Chevrolet and Ford.

Along with large engines, the companies also reduced the sedan's weight, trying to reduce every possible pound. The 1963½ Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight 'Sportsroof' hardtop was Ford's response, built on lighter frames intended for a 300-series sedan, and utilizing various heavy-duty brake and suspension components in addition to lightweight panels. The R-Code Galaxie Lightweight is thought to be the only full-sized Ford to obtain FIA Homologation. The lightweight galaxies competed in several disciplines, from NHRA drag racing and NASCAR competition, to road racing in touring car classes in the United Kingdom, Australian and South Africa.

This example is one of only 212 built to drag racing specification at the direction of Ford's Merchandising Department. Power comes from a correct R-Code 427 cubic-inch NASCAR V8 engine with dual Holley four-barrel carburetors, solid lifters, and cast-iron headers developing 425 horsepower. There is a Borg-Warner aluminum-cased T-10 four-speed transmission, RC Industries NHRA-approved aluminum bell-housing, stiffer springs and shocks, Ford Police Interceptor rear axle with 4:11 gears, Interceptor heavy-duty drum brakes, steel 5.5 x 15-inch Kelsey-Hayes Interceptor wheels with 'dog-dish' hubcaps, a fiberglass hood, front fenders and inner fenders, aluminum bumpers and mounting brackets, and Bostrom 'Thin-line' lightweight bucket seats.

The normal carpeting has been replaced with simple rubber floormats. There are delete plates where the heater and radio once rested. The interior roof supports, dome lamp, and armrests were also deleted. There are no springs to support the hood. Even the back-up lights and rear-view mirrors were deleted in the interest of reducing weight.

It is believed the car was delivered to a Ford dealership in Hawaii where it would remain unsold. This was understandable as there were few racing opportunities for the car. Eventually, the Galaxie found a buyer, but the customer apparently didn't roll up many miles; the odometer reads a mere 6.9, although it is not known if this is an accurate figure. When it was discovered and purchased from the second owner in the early 2000s, both the engine and transmission were missing from the otherwise quite complete chassis. There is a correct R-Code 427 ci/425hp engine and T-10 transmission were acquired from a donor car, and along with the rear axle, were rebuilt by Garage Motorsports in Vancouver, Washington as part of a thorough, six-year, bare-frame restoration. The body was repainted in its original color of Corinthian White and retains its original factory-applied 'For Racing Use Only' disclaimer label inside the glove box.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2013



2015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $140,000-USD $180,000 
Sale Price :
USD $88,000

2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction

Sale Price :
USD $122,000

2013 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $150,000-USD $200,000 
Lot was not sold

1963 Ford Galaxie Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1963 sales)
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
Sold for USD$25,300
  2021 Mecum : Chattanooga
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL
Sold for USD$77,000
  2021 Mecum : Chattanooga
 
1963 Ford Galaxie
Sold for USD$30,800
  2021 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Fastback
Sold for USD$22,000
  2021 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500
Sold for USD$19,800
  2021 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL
Sold for USD$28,600
  2021 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
Sold for USD$25,300
  2021 Mecum : Orlando
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL
Sold for USD$51,700
  2021 Mecum : Orlando
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
Sold for USD$12,100
  2021 Mecum : Orlando
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL
Sold for USD$77,000
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL Convertible
Sold for USD$19,800
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL
Sold for USD$28,600
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
Sold for USD$33,000
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
Sold for USD$58,300
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1963 Ford Galaxie Town Sedan
Sold for USD$9,900
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
Sold for USD$22,000
  2021 Mecum : Houston 2021
 
1963 FORD GALAXIE 500 CUSTOM FASTBACK
Chassis#: 3P66C161523
Sold for USD$72,600
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1963 FORD GALAXIE 500 XL CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 3E69G160957
Sold for USD$66,000
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1963 Ford Galaxie 500
Sold for USD$22,000
  2021 Mecum : Glendale
 
1963 Ford Galaxie XL 500
Sold for USD$10,500
  2021 GAA : February 2021
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1963 Ford Galaxie's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1963 Ford Galaxie Convertible 2021 Mecum : Indy 2021$27,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie R Code 2021 GAA : February 2021$75,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 2021 Mecum : Kissimmee$47,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible 2021 Mecum : Kissimmee$100,000$115,000$135,000
1963 Ford Galaxie3E68Z2352222020 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1963 Ford Galaxie R-Code 2020 GAA : July 2020$80,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie 2020 GAA : July 2020$16,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 2020 GAA : July 2020$28,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible 2020 Mecum : Indy$19,000$30,000$35,000
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 2020 Mecum : Indy$60,000$75,000$85,000
1963 Ford Galaxy 500 2020 Carlisle Auctions : Winter AutoFest   
1963 Ford Galaxie 2020 GAA : February 2020$32,500  
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$22,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$130,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 2019 GAA : November 2019$62,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 2019 Mecum : Dallas$6,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible 2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1963 Ford Galaxie 5003U61X1504992019 Mecum : Monterey$60,000$95,000$120,000
1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$37,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 2019 Mecum Portland$17,500  
1963 Ford Galaxie 5003D63B1084992019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions $35,000$40,000
1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$57,500$85,000$95,000
1963 Ford Galaxie 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$50,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$60,000$75,000$100,000
1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL Convertible 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$55,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL V8 Convertible (LHD) 2019 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction   
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL3J68X1534542019 Spring Carlisle Auction   
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 2019 Mecum : Houston$11,000  
1963 Ford Galaxie Lightweight 2019 GAA : March 2019$74,000  

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Ford Galaxie Vehicle Profiles
Sunliner Convertible
Ford Galaxie Sunliner Convertible

Model Year: 1960
Profile
Sunliner Convertible
Ford Galaxie Sunliner Convertible

Model Year: 1960
Six Series Starliner Hardtop
Ford Galaxie Six Series Starliner Hardtop

Model Year: 1961
Profile

V8 Starliner Hardtop
Ford Galaxie V8 Starliner Hardtop

Model Year: 1961
Profile
V8 Starliner Hardtop
Ford Galaxie V8 Starliner Hardtop

Chassis Num: 1F53X240343
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History
V8 Club Sedan
Ford Galaxie V8 Club Sedan

Chassis Num: 1F57Z216572
Model Year: 1961

V8 Sunliner Convertible
Ford Galaxie V8 Sunliner Convertible

Chassis Num: 1J55Z151050
Model Year: 1961
2-Door V8 Sedan
Ford Galaxie 2-Door V8 Sedan

Model Year: 1962
Profile
2-Door V8 Sedan
Ford Galaxie 2-Door V8 Sedan

Model Year: 1962

V8 Sedan
Ford Galaxie V8 Sedan

Chassis Num: AQE-62-08
Model Year: 1962
Profile and Auction History
500XL Series FastBack Coupe
Ford Galaxie 500XL Series FastBack Coupe

Model Year: 1963
Profile
500XL Series FastBack Coupe
Ford Galaxie 500XL Series FastBack Coupe

Model Year: 1963
Profile

500XL Series FastBack Coupe
Ford Galaxie 500XL Series FastBack Coupe

Model Year: 1963
Profile
500XL Series FastBack Coupe
Ford Galaxie 500XL Series FastBack Coupe

Model Year: 1963
Profile
500XL Series FastBack Coupe
Ford Galaxie 500XL Series FastBack Coupe

Model Year: 1963
Profile

500XL Series FastBack Coupe
Ford Galaxie 500XL Series FastBack Coupe

Model Year: 1963
500XL Series Sunliner Convertible
Ford Galaxie 500XL Series Sunliner Convertible

Model Year: 1963
Profile
500XL Series Sunliner Convertible
Ford Galaxie 500XL Series Sunliner Convertible

Model Year: 1963

V8 FastBack Coupe
Ford Galaxie V8 FastBack Coupe

Model Year: 1963
V8 FastBack Coupe
Ford Galaxie V8 FastBack Coupe

Model Year: 1963
Profile
V8 FastBack Coupe
Ford Galaxie V8 FastBack Coupe

Model Year: 1963
Profile

500XL Series Sunliner Convertible
Ford Galaxie 500XL Series Sunliner Convertible

Chassis Num: 3E65X216582
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History
500XL Series FastBack Coupe
Ford Galaxie 500XL Series FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: 3E68Z235222
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History
500XL Series Club Victoria
Ford Galaxie 500XL Series Club Victoria

Chassis Num: 3J68X153454
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History

V8 FastBack Coupe
Ford Galaxie V8 FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: 3J68Z185230
Model Year: 1963
V8 Club Sedan
Ford Galaxie V8 Club Sedan

Chassis Num: 3N66C141084
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History
500XL Series FastBack Coupe
Ford Galaxie 500XL Series FastBack Coupe

Chassis Num: 3N66R144637
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History

V8 Club Sedan
Ford Galaxie V8 Club Sedan

Chassis Num: 4J66C106576
Model Year: 1963
Profile
Holman & Moody Fastback Coupe
Ford Galaxie Holman & Moody Fastback Coupe

Chassis Num: C3HM10004
Model Year: 1963
Profile
Six Series Club Sedan
Ford Galaxie Six Series Club Sedan

Model Year: 1964
Profile

V8 Club Sedan
Ford Galaxie V8 Club Sedan

Model Year: 1964
Profile
V8 Club Sedan
Ford Galaxie V8 Club Sedan

Model Year: 1964
Profile
V8 Club Sedan
Ford Galaxie V8 Club Sedan

Model Year: 1964

V8 Club Sedan
Ford Galaxie V8 Club Sedan

Model Year: 1964
Profile
XL Convertible
Ford Galaxie XL Convertible

Model Year: 1964
Profile
XL Convertible
Ford Galaxie XL Convertible

Model Year: 1964
Profile

XL Convertible
Ford Galaxie XL Convertible

Model Year: 1964
Profile
V8 Sunliner Convertible
Ford Galaxie V8 Sunliner Convertible

Chassis Num: 4A65C194025
Model Year: 1964
Profile and Auction History
Six Series Club Sedan
Ford Galaxie Six Series Club Sedan

Chassis Num: 4G66Z195717
Model Year: 1964
Profile and Auction History

XL Convertible
Ford Galaxie XL Convertible

Chassis Num: 4J65X107639
Model Year: 1964
Station Wagon
Ford Galaxie Station Wagon

Chassis Num: 4J72X180361
Model Year: 1964
Profile
V8 Club Sedan
Ford Galaxie V8 Club Sedan

Chassis Num: C4HM-10041
Model Year: 1964
Profile


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