Interstellar: 28k-Mile 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Coupe

  • March 16, 2021
The Rundown
  • 390ci V8, Automatic Transmission
  • Power Steering, Power Brakes
  • Iconic Red on Red Livery
  • Matching Numbers
  • In-Dash Clock
Why We Like It

As an entry-level brand, Ford built some seriously aspirational cars (dating all the way back to the 1920s) and the Galaxie line is a shining beacon of the philosophy that a customer could have a handsome, well-built, well-engineered car with ample power, luxurious amenities, and all the modern conveniences without having to shell out tons of money.

interstellar-28k-mile-1963-ford-galaxie-500-coupe00101 eBa2njY9xkTz 0CI0t2 1200x900This particular Galaxie is a nice example of that thought – a no-post two-door coupe, it reflects that ’60s style effortlessly, when auto manufacturers were marketing to modern customers interested in the space race with hope and optimism towards the future. Motivated by a massive 390ci V8 engine and automatic transmission, it’ll cruise easily with the swiftness and thrust of a rocket ship. Featuring power steering and brakes, it should be relatively easy to drive, even in tighter spaces, and the massive bench seat lends itself to the aforementioned cruising – big and comfortable with plenty of room to stretch out. Equipped with the in-dash clock and AM radio, the acres of brightwork inside is only mildly reflected outside – after all, the ’50s were over. Bright red inside and out, this car is said to have spent its entire rust-free life in the Napa Valley area of California. The body looks very straight, the paint is gleaming and reflective, the interior is showing some age, but overall looks to be in decent, presentable condition. What’s not to like?

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Valuation Verdict

Galaxies of this vintage can be all over the board, with values largely dependent on options, engines, and condition, which is kind of the case for most vintage cars. But Galaxies are spread out even wider than most, with no less than 79 versions available in 1963 alone! Given the big block engine, automatic transmission, power accessories and options, and general condition, we like to think of this as very fair market.

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