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1963 Ford Red 427 Galaxie 500 Convertible

Why This Car Is Special

The early 60's saw the rise of drag-strips and circle track racing and American auto manufacturers were finding out that the more cubic inches and pure horsepower they could put is muscle cars, the more they would win on the racetrack and the street, hence the more of these cars they could sell.

We have a beautifully restored 1963 Galaxie 500 2dr Sports Convertible here at Skyway Classics that is finished in red over a matching vinyl interior is powered by a replacement C6ME-A 427 cubic inch V8 engine mated to a floor-shifted C6 three-speed automatic transmission.

Cars like this 1963 Galaxie are why Ford was dominating on the NASCAR circuits. Nicely finished, it's an upscale cruiser that can still hand out beatings on the street.


As mentioned, the factory 289 cubic inch V8 engine was replaced with a C6ME-A cubic inch V8 engine featuring Cobra 427 valve covers, chrome open element air cleaner, cam inside burbling through the headers and dual exhaust system, performance ignition system including the distributor and spark plug wires, and it sits in a very period correct clean, painted, and detailed engine compartment.

The automatic transmission shifts through the gears well as the entire car feels robust and sturdy with the power going back to the rear end.

It's an easy highway cruiser too as it rides on the 15” Torqe Thrust-style wheels feature body-color centers and are wrapped in BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. Braking is handled by power four-wheel drums.


The all red cabin features include deeply comfortable twin front bucket seats and a matching rear bench trimmed in red vinyl with cloth inserts. Amenities include an analog clock, a push-button AM/FM radio, auxiliary gauges mounted underneath the dashboard, a Hurst T-handle floor shifter, red carpet and side door panels, a red three-spoke steering wheel features a chrome horn ring, a red dash with factory instrumentation including a horizontal 120-mph speedometer and gauges, plus aftermarket gauges under the dash.

It has a new beautiful black convertible top with a red top boot that offsets the red paint and turns it into a gentleman's hot rod.


Our Ford has been repainted in red that looks sharp on all the styled body panels on the Galaxie. Brightwork includes dual fender-mounted mirrors, side trim, and bumpers, rear fender skirts are included in the sale, and 427 fender badges have been added.

It looks just as much of a sleeper car today as it would have back then. Ford gave this car great styling with crisp lines and those big, round tail lights that reflected the '60s enthusiasm for the jet age.


This red 1963 Galaxie 500 2dr convertible we have here at Skyway Classics with its big block FE engine and bright red interior is a knockout today and would have been one of the fastest Fords available back when it was new.

If you want a big block, big body, Ford muscle car, this is the car you have been waiting for.

So give us a call at 941-254-6608.


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