1963 Ford Galaxie 500
Classic American Muscle Car
One of the rarest Ford muscle cars of all time, this FACTORY 427-T R Code, 4 speed, Police Car is one of just four ever built. Specially ordered when new by the Police Chief of Austin, Texas as his personal car, it is equipped with the ultra rare 427-T/ 425HP center-oiler R Code motor. The "T" is for "Transistorized Ignition", you may have seen a few R Code cars before, but how many 427-T engines have you seen? This is the only one I have seen.
As with most cop cars, this one was built tough. Huge brakes, HD Kelsey Hayes wheels, 3.50:1 9" rear end, dual exhaust, HD cooling system, factory Certified speedometer, and the like. But being a Galaxie 500, and built for the Chief, this car has a beautiful cloth interior, full floor carpeting, and chrome for miles. The original rubber floor mats are still in place, and the added passenger's grab handle as well. Not content with a plain Jane car, the Chief also ordered the AM radio with rear seat speaker and reverb, tinted glass, police radio, a FULL complement of Stewart-Warner gauges in a special panel under the dash including yet another certified speedometer, and even full wheel covers! Since the factory wouldn't put A/C on a 427, the Chief had it installed at the dealership - and it still blows ice cold. This is one dressy cop car.
But the best part is the condition. With just over 30,000 original miles, this car is 100% UNRESTORED and in perfect showroom condition. The paint, with the exception of the hood that was repainted due to a dent from an uncaring mechanic years ago; interior; carpet; glass; engine compartment; trunk; chassis; etc are all UNTOUCHED perfect original. Look at the trunk pictures- that isn't a restored trunk and a new mat, that is original. All of the factory paint markings are still present on the immaculate and dry chassis. The interior looks, feels, and smells new. Bump the key and the mighty 427T lights off like a new car, with the musical sound of 16 solid lifter tappets ticking lightly and a subtle rumble through its pipes. This is a true time-capsule, you will never see a nicer original 1963 R Code car.
For more information on this car, or to arrange a showing, please email Colin Comer at email@example.com or call Colin's Classic Auto at 414.964.3747.