A sterling model of Ford’s design expertise during its era.
Pull up to your next local car show in this stunning 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL from Streetside Classics. This classic wears a rich and distinctive Burgundy Maroon exterior color and it’s powered by Ford’s signature big-block engine for the looks and power to boot. The Galaxie 500 XL is a sharp early ‘60s cruiser and a prime example of Ford’s design wizardry from that era. Finding a car from this era that is on par with this model in terms of road-readiness and quality can be hard to come by. So, let the good times roll and bring it home today. The current asking price is set at $24,995, and you can make an offer on the car right here.
This ’63 Galaxie 500 XL is long, broad, and in charge; Ford continued to make some subtle changes to the car for its second-gen design. It’s decked out in a rich and deep burgundy color with long stretches of trim running along the length of its sides. This Ford classic rides on a set of 15-inch color-matched steel wheels with Ford center caps. The forward placement of the wheels in conjunction with the stylish shape of the rear fenders gives this vehicle an agile and athletic presence despite its length. It also boasts a slightly inclined stance and strong overall presence thanks to the flush-fitting doors, hood, and decklid.
Climb inside and you’ll find a black vinyl interior with an ultra-fresh appearance that suggests it was refurbished not too long ago. The pair of low-backed bucket seats up front sits between a clean center console that provides some handy storage space and a well-placed manual shifter. The Ford Galaxie 500 XL boasts plenty of legroom in the front and rear to keep you and your passengers content. The trunk area is also amply sized and holds a full-size spare tire with plenty of tread. The dashboard area features a broad stretch of chrome trim with an instrument cluster that houses a set of factory gauges and a trio of white-faced displays.
Gallery: Burgundy Maroon 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Is A Sharp Cruiser
Last, but not least, there’s a period-correct 390 cubic-inch V8 sitting in the engine bay paired to a four-speed manual transmission. The motor is crowned by a 4-barrel carb sitting on an Edelbrock intake manifold with a pair of chrome valve covers at the sides. This motor is among the strong and proud Ford FE series powerplants that are known for their rugged dependability. The car you see here fires right up without issue, runs well, drives great, and sends a beautiful note out of its Flowmaster dual exhaust. What’s more, this beauty has a sizable aluminum radiator to keep driving temperatures in check.