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1963 Ford Galaxie 500

  • Auction Estimate
    $80,000-$85,000
  • Sale Type
  • Year
    1963
  • Make
    Ford
  • Model
    Galaxie 500
  • Style
    2-Door Hardtop Fastback
  • VIN #
    3NGGR147862
  • Mileage
    59500
  • Exterior Color
    Heritage Burgundy
  • Interior Color
    Black
  • Cylinders
    8
  • Engine Size
    425 HP
  • Transmission
    4-speed

Lot #135

Details

This 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 was delivered to King Ford Sales in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 25, 1963. Ed, the car cleanup guy at the dealership, drove the Galaxie off the transport truck and into the clean-up bay and immediately fell in love. He purchased it that very day, as documented by the original’s owner’s manual.

Ed and his younger brother, Paul, drag raced the car from 1963 until that late 60s, and it campaigned in and around the Baltimore area, including the Cecil County Dragway, as Mr. Ed. At the end of the 60s, Ed decided to “put the car away” and set it in storage, where it sat until 1991, when Paul convinced his brother to sell it to him. Paul drove it only occasionally until 2011, when he underwent a total knee replacement and sold the vehicle. The current owner bought it on March 27, 2014.

The vehicle still has 90% of its original paint, an all-original interior, all-original chrome and brightwork, and its original spare tire. Under the hood, it sports an 8-cylinder, 427 ci engine and a 4-speed transmission. With only 59,500 original miles, this Galaxie is a well documented and highly collectible. Sold with a title.

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Consignment Ratings*

  • Engine
    Very Good
  • Body
    Very Good
  • Chassis/Frame
    Very Good
  • Tires
    Very Good
  • Coachwork/Interior
    Very Good
  • Electrical
    Very Good
  • Transmission
    Very Good
  • Paint
    Very Good
  • Overall Condition
    Very Good
*The following ratings were provided by the consignor, based on a scale of 'Poor', 'Fair', 'Good', 'Very Good' or 'Excellent'. (Excellent = 100% restored)