Ford Galaxie (1963)
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Blanchard, Oklahoma, United States
This is a true survivor R Code. The car was an Arizona car most of its life, I think it was in Colorada for a short time in the beginning . I have talked to one of the previous owners of the car and he said the car spent the close to 20 years in storage in Arizona. The seat covers have been replaced due to the Arizona climate. The headliner thread has come loose across one seam. that"s the bad on the interior. There is a dash pad that was taken out of another car to replace the sun faded original. The previous owner stated that the car was raced in its early life. The oil pump quit and hurt the bearings. The engine was pulled, the oil pump and bearings replaced, a new oil pan was added, and the engine was put back in the car. Thats the story and here is what I have for documentation. As you can see in the pictures everything that was replaced or changed on this car was kept in the trunk, that includes the original fuel pump, master cylinder, broken off antenna, the factory shifter, and muffler hanger brackets. This also includes the original oil pump and the broke in half oil pump drive rod. So, the story makes sense. The car is completely together and runs but is not a driver until brakes have been gone through. The car is a very early January car and all of the date codes match to this car as born with. It has the early carbs C3AE-9510-C List 2652-1, with matching dates of 314. The engine block is a very early one with the date code above the filter in the block in large font. Date 3A2313. The distributor is 3AC. and so on with everything else. I looked at the pistons with a scope and they are the button tops. The car has a new exhaust which sounds great but is not original. it does have 2 correct mufflers that go with as seen in the pics. One more note on the engine, it has an oil temp sensor that was added to the oil pan and a mechanical psi gauge added which makes the plumbing look bad at the housing. the only original thing missing on the motor is the fuel line from the filter to the bar. The line from the filter to the pump is in the parts. It also has the correct AC 6974 fuel pump that came off the car in the parts, just not in the pics. The body of the car is in really good shape with a few very minor dings, the trim is very good with the driver quarter panel trim having a flat spot in it. All of the glass including the windshield is good with no cracks or chips and all still has the ford script. The car is totally rust free with one exception, the trunk drop panel where it meets the bottom of the quarter panel has a few holes above the seam where the two are spot welded, this can be seen in the pics. The trunk area is super nice even retaining the original mat and cardboard inserts on each side. all of the rubber seals and moldings around the side windows and trunk are worn and hardened. These cars restored are bringing big money, this one could be made to be a driver with patina or an excellent restore candidate. To find a factory complete car like this one is very hard to find. If R codes are your thing take a hard look at this one.