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1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Has A 390 V8

Classic car fans that want a car that looks clean and great, but not so original and pristine that it can’t be driven might want to check out this 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL. This car looks fantastic in photos in a dark maroon finish with black vinyl interior. The 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL has a 390 cubic-inch V8 engine under the hood paired with a 4-speed manual transmission.

The car has emblems on the front fenders that call out a 427 V8 engine, but those are just for show as the seller says the engine is the 390 cubic-inch V8 mentioned. The paint on the car isn’t original, and we have no idea if it’s the original color or not. The dark maroon looks fantastic with the black vinyl interior.

The car has front bucket seats with a center console and a rear bench. It does have seatbelts and front disc brakes to slow it down. The rear brakes are drum units. Other features include an AM radio, defroster, and heater. No AC on this bad boy and if you live in a hot climate, that won’t be nice in the summer.

The seller says that the actual mileage is unknown, but the odometer calls out 1,653 miles. This 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL would make great nice weather cruising car or a great base for a restomod. The asking price is $24,995. In the ’60s the Galaxie 500 was raced as a stock car, check out this 1963 Ford Galaxie stock car replica.

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Source: Streetsideclassics

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. Juanito Ibanez

    While it might be a “fake” 427, it has real 427 exhaust manifolds.

  2. Dave Mathers

    Those 427 flags will cause men of a ‘certain’ vintage to salivate!! Me included! And I remember when those cars were brand new!!

  3. Juanito Ibanez

    @Dave Mathers wrote: “Those 427 flags will cause men of a ‘certain’ vintage to salivate!! Me included!”

    Me, too.

    I competed with no less than five versions of that engine:

    1964 High-Riser in a Galaxie 500 XL;
    1964 Low-Riser (highly-modified) in a 1967 Mustang;
    1967 Medium-Riser in a 1968 Mustang;
    1968 7-Litre in a 1968 Cougar XR-7 GT-E (a rare cat);
    and the most rare “427” yet:
    a destroked-to-396 Tunnel Port for an A/Modified Production 1971 Maverick.

    Now THAT was a true 10,000 RPM FE! 🙂

    “And I remember when those cars were brand new!!”

    I even remember the early 1963 Galaxie which featured a cross-bolted main, 405 horse 406.

    1. Mike Hartley

      I own a 406 500xl; she’s my pride and joy


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