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Picked up a nice Galaxie!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vintageauto, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Went to Spring Carlisle to sell a Chevy BB truck and to look for an early 60's Galaxie....Well, I did both. The truck is gone and I have this 63 1/2 Black/Red Galaxie. It's an Arizona car...very straight and no body problems that I could find. All original Red interior and under dash AC...I really don't like the under dash unit, so I may take it out....thoughts.

    I was looking for a 390...this 63 has a 289, but I had to go with the straight Black and the "R" code look. The 289 really does run well..nice dual exhaust sound. It is an automatic with a Hurst "Indy" shifter...looks like a 4-speed....KOOL!

    Take a look.


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  2. Nice score, how much? You don't have to tell if you don't want to.... looks real clean.. drool....

  3. pug man
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,010

    pug man
    from louisiana

    Very cool looking car.....
  4. mow too much
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 906

    mow too much

    VERY NICE car, I love 63 1/2 Galaxies, my third car I had back 1968 was a 405 Horse 406 4 speed white with red interior, of all the cars I've had I wish I had that one back.
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  5. Damn nice looking car. Congrats! My dad would have gone crazy for that car. He had a thing for black cars with red interiors.
  6. Lowriser
    Joined: Nov 30, 2006
    Posts: 9

    from Dust Bowl

    Oh yes you did! Great find!!

  7. 51 BIRD
    Joined: Jan 5, 2010
    Posts: 431

    51 BIRD

    That looks like ford dealer-installed air. I had an almost identical unit in my '64 Fairlane. FWIW: They're very efficient.
  8. 65COMET
    Joined: Apr 10, 2007
    Posts: 3,086


    NICE!!!!! Best looking big Galaxy model!!!!!!! ROY.
  9. von zipper
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,014

    von zipper

    That's a nice one! Don't take the A/C out! When they work they work great!! Mine has one!
  10. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,000

    40 & 61 Fords

    Very jealous, especially since it's a 4 speed car!! I wish I had held out and picked up the 63 1/2 I'd rather have, instead of settling for the 61 boxtop I got. I'd be much more motivated to work on it!
  11. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,328

    from South Indy

    Very nice, I think the 427 emblems would look just right on there.
  12. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,145

    Jalopy Joker

    cool ride - knew a twin Brothers that owned a '63 1/2 with 427/4 speed. but, no posi. once up and rolling was a pure powerhouse.
  13. Nice score, Murph. I like it a lot. My second car was a '64 Galaxie with the 289. Wimbledon White and had the fairly rare T-Bird option slide-away steering column. Love the dogdish caps on yours. I think I may have a pic of my '64 in my albums on here........................Don.
  14. Camm
    Joined: Sep 22, 2005
    Posts: 592


    Nice, that belongs in
  15. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,182


    BEAUTIFUL car! Always loved the 63/64, especially the gauge cluster. It just looks like a classic cluster ought to look. The Galaxie dash went straight to Hell in 65. The Let me know if you decide against keeping that AC unit. I've been looking for one myself. I'd be interested in it.

    And if you still want to go 390, well, I've got a few laying around and we're not that far apart.
  16. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,703

    from Nebraska

    VERY nice! Great year and perfect color combination -- congrats!!

  17. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,728


    Nothing wrong with an underdash unit. My wife had a '63 Ford Fairlane wagon with an underdash unit.
  18. Very kool ride, congrats!!
  19. SlmLrd
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 988

    from DAGO

    Ive always been a fan of Galaxies, she looks great!
  20. Wreckingball
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
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  21. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,895

    stuart in mn

    Good looking car! If the a/c works, leave it in...I know from personal experience that a black car on a hot summer day without air conditioning isn't much fun. ;)
  22. Hey All....Thanks for the positive comments. Man, looks like the AC may stay put....LOL. I wish you could see this thing in person.

    I had already seen the car on Wednesday...a buddy came up Thursday around noon, not knowing about this 63, saw the car and sent a phone pic of this very car...saying "I found your Galaxie"...2 hours later it was in my spaces.

    I coulda sold it 10 times...but its in the garage.....Thanks again.

  23. travisfromkansas
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,711

    from Gypsum, KS

  24. jimbob
    Joined: Jun 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,221


    Nice car, congrats.
  25. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    Very nice ride.
  26. nice galaxie i WANT(61-66) one soo bad id pull the a/c unit if its not a factory installed one

    hell id pull it if it was
  27. I believe that under dash AC unit was the Factory AC in 63. I worked at a Ford Dealer in the 70's and I don't remember seeing them any other way. I had a 63 Convert & a 63 Hardtop and both were the same way. Those units work great. Nice Car!

  28. richie rebel
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,184

    richie rebel

    i think he said it was a auto trans
  29. 29ToyA
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  30. Philbilly
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,294


    I agree!

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