Thursday, December 5, 2013

1963 Ford Galaxie R-Code

Ford launched its “Total Performance” campaign in 1963 and delivered on that promise in its full-size lineup half way through the year with a big surprise. The 1963½ Galaxie 500 and 500XL hardtops were fitted with a sleek fastback roof to improve aerodynamics on NASCAR’s super speedways, but the big news was under the hood in the form of Ford’s new 427 CI V-8. The R-code dual 4-barrel version took the engine’s potential to a new level, using a forged steel crank and cross-bolted main bearing caps, forged aluminum pistons, a lightweight valvetrain and solid lifter cam to punch out 425 HP and 480 lb-ft of torque. 

This 1963 Ford Galaxie R-Code will cross the block at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction Friday, January 24 at 6:40 PM

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