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1963 Ford Galaxy

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I found this car today at a swap meet for a reasonable to me price. It's a survivor with original everything and only 66890 miles. I would need to finance around 3k$ to buy this. My wife says I should pass since our garage is full of junk and no room to park it in there. Just asking your opinion. What would you do? I really love the early 60s Fords.
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that's a beauty!
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Very nice! I'm hunting for a galaxie myself but prefer the stacked headlights of the 65/66
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You've got to love the oldies. I had a '63 falcon 2 door futura years ago. Tried and true straight 6 automatic. I should've kept it. Until just a few years ago, I had no idea how much rarer the '63 was compared to any other year. Currently, I'm looking at a '64 corvair 95 van for my son.
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I used to have a 62 Ford Falcon straight 6 with a 3 on the tree back in the late 90s. One of the cars I wish I'd kept.
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My dad's first car was a 1963 Mercury Comet.
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It depends on how badly you want it. It'll probably never be cheaper. It doesn't appear to have been cobbled up by some fool which would make me like it even more.
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Are you kidding me!! Buy it. So what engine does it have? 289-352-390 or 406?
Total guys question huh?
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Nice looker.

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Many years ago my sister had a '64 that my parents bought for her. It was a few years before I was able to drive, but still, I thought it was one of the two nicest cars I ever sat in. Even to this day. I would be beside myself if I got my hands on one in nice shape.
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Buy it! I have had a few Galaxies, happy to help with advice and parts sources if you need it.
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I have a 1960 Falcon and really enjoy it but there is no way I'd finance an old car. The purchase price is just the start, they don't stay running and looking good for free.
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My dad had the same 63 Galaxy. Four door sedan with dealer added under the dash air conditioning. 352 cu in.

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I’d mortgage the farm for that.🙂
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390 4bbl it would be in my driveway LOL

Well maybe the street because I already have a 55 Bel air, 66 mustang, 06 ram diesel, 72 Volvo p1800 85 MBZ sl and two Lincoln's in the drive way. Yea I like cars and that would be mine if I had the chance to buy it.. hopefully dragon lady wouldn't put the kabash on the deal lol
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What will gas cost in 10 years? I have two collector's cars and I am re-evaluating ownership in our current climate.

That is a beautiful car!
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This one has the 352 motor.
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With the shortage of cars on dealership lots right now they'll buy just about anything. You could sell one of your other cars to pay for the Ford. That also opens up a parking spot. :D
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Buckeyecamper wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 10:54 am This one has the 352 motor.
does it have an auto trans, or 3 on the tree?
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Its an automatic.
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It needs a new set of white walls , an exhaust manifold gasket , and an oil change. And the little handle that operates the wing window needs reattached. There is one small spot where you can see bumps of rust under the paint.
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It's not a restored car. Appears to be a survivor.
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If you have the money and only have to finance 3k.. I’d buy that in a heart beat! That’s a beautiful Galaxy.
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Buckeyecamper wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 3:03 am My dad's first car was a 1963 Mercury Comet.
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Very cool, my first car was also a Baby Blue 63 Mercury Comet S22, 170 straight six , factory four on the floor, bucket seats, wire wheel covers. My Dad bought it new, I bought it from him just before my 16th in 1970.
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Buckeyecamper wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 2:39 am I found this car today at a swap meet for a reasonable to me price. It's a survivor with original everything and only 66890 miles. I would need to finance around 3k$ to buy this. My wife says I should pass since our garage is full of junk and no room to park it in there. Just asking your opinion. What would you do? I really love the early 60s Fords.
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I like that its an original survivor and not something that a ham fisted backyard mechanic has "restored".
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Good morning David, the 352 is a great motor. However the only real flaw in this entire F/E series of engines is the exhaust face of the head warps. A proper repair of the leaking gasket is to remove the head and resurface the exhaust face and the manifold at the same time. It's not as bad of a job as it sounds.
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What's the price? You say you would need to finance $3000, but not how much the car actually is. If it's $50,000, I wouldn't get it. If it was $5000, I would snap it up. The amount you'd need to finance is irrelevant
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The price of the car is $13,000. I have 11,000 available. So I'd need 2 thousand plus tax , title and fees.
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In the interest of fiscal responsibility and continued marital bliss I will have to pass on the Galaxy. Add it to the list of sacrifices made to keep the peace.
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Yeah....smart move I guess.
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Buckeyecamper wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 11:59 pm In the interest of fiscal responsibility and continued marital bliss I will have to pass on the Galaxy. Add it to the list of sacrifices made to keep the peace.
Another one will present itself when the time is right.
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Personally, I wound not take a loan out for a classic car. This would fall into the “toy” category...but that’s just me. That said, out of all the cars that were around before my time, the Galaxy is my favorite!
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The large round tail lights with the bright trim under the decklid on the '63 Galaxie 500 look great, as does the side trim with the hash marks. Also, the instrument panel with the two circular pods on each side of the speedometer with the three spoke steering wheel look great (the '64 I/P is similar). A 352 Thunderbird Special V8 with a cruise-o-matic tranny is very nice (the one in our '64 Country Sedan when I was small just purred like a cat). Can't tell you what to do, but one of the best looking of the '60 - '64 Fords.
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It would have been great. I would have probably sold my 316Arc and or my poultry and my model R lamp to make up the cost difference but my wife was just dead set against it. What can you do?
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Nothing, not a dad-gum-thing. Listen to the wife.
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If it can’t be stored indoors, I’d be hesitant on getting it. I’ve seen nice original cars like that go to crap in a hurry from being left outdoors 24/7.
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