Ford Galaxie 500 XL
First Registration 1963, Ford Galaxie 500 XL with 427cid high performance engine and 430hp
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
Original Colour Scheme „Chestnut“
Swiss Road Registration with „Veteran“ entry
Odometer with 11’975 miles
Ford’s top model in 1963 was the Ford Galaxie and the Hardtop Coupé version with a low-profile rear window was designed to improve aerodynamics. The most powerful version of the Galaxie 500 XL was equipped with a almost 7-litre “High Performance” V8 (R-Code) and was celebrated by the motoring press at the time with fabulous acceleration figures:
0-60mph in 4.8 seconds
¼-mile in 14.9 seconds
Of course, this powerful Coupé was also entered in motorsport, and not only in the USA. In 1963, Jack Sears competed in the British Touring Car Championship with the Ford Galaxie, racing against the then very successful Jaguar and the by far lighter Ford Lotus Cortina. With more than 1,700 kg, the Galaxie 500 was not really destined to win a touring car race, but thanks to more than 400 hp, Jack Sears was able to beat the competition in the 1963 British Touring Car Championship and won the drivers’ title at the end of the year. Even today, dramatic battles between Mini Coopers and Ford Galaxies are still being fought at the Goodwood Revival races!
All the images speak for themselves that this Ford Galaxie 500 XL from an enthusiast’s ownership is in a fantastically beautiful and technically perfect condition. A fascinating muscle car that won’t leave you dry eyes and will make your heart beat faster! For the collector, a wide range of technical documents and original brochures are supplied with the car.
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