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Year:1963 Mileage:83000

Sicamous British Columbia, Canada

Sicamous British Columbia, Canada

1963 Ford Galaxie XL 500

Victoria Coupe

*** NO RESERVE ***

History: This barn find is from a dry climate area and as a result has survived well. It was sold from an estate to a collector who in turn sold it to me shortly after. From the title it appears this Galaxie was last registered in 1975.

Body: There is no sign of rust outside of minor surface areas, the trunk and floor are excellent as is the frame. The paint is aged but still looks good and in my opinion is not near needing to be redone, there are few touch-ups here and there but from a short distance appears to be excellent, there are no large dents or scrapes. The door jams are in good condition as is the firewall and inner fenders. The chrome and stainless shine nicely and although not perfect are also very good. The windows all roll up and down as they should and the windshield is excellent with no cracks or bruises.

Mechanical: The 390 V8 starts and idles smoothly with no noticeable oil consumption or strange noises. The transmission shifts as it should, the car runs cool even on a warm day and it steers well. The exhaust system is louder than it should be and the power brake booster is not working as it should, although the bakes work well enough to stop at highway speeds.

Interior: The interior is in excellent condition for a car of this vintage with less than the expected wear. The dash has not been drilled or modified and has the original radio, there are no cracks in the dash pad. The carpet is good with floor mats the seats are very good with 2 small wear spots on the drivers seat. The headliner is intact and not sagging the rear package tray has sun fading but is otherwise good.

Reason for selling: I have a number of cars and a change in lifestyle means some have to go. The reason I am selling UNRESERVED is because I'm serious about selling it and if I put a reserve on it at what I feel it is worth it may not sell.

Overall: This your chance to buy a well cared for unrestored 1960's classic Galaxie XL at price that is less than you paid for your house. It has the right equipment with a 390 V8, console shift and bucket seats and the Victoria body style is rarer than the fastback. If your looking for a car that is ready for the show and shines as is or would be a very worthy restoration project you should seriously consider this one.

Location: The car is located just outside of Salmon Arm British Columbia a few hours from the Washington border. I can help find a shipper and help with the paperwork if the car is being shipped to the US  as I am familiar the process (there is no duty on this car if it is imported to the US). 

Payment: Payment in full is due within 5 days of the close of the auction...NO EXCEPTIONS... buy bank to bank wire transfer, or cash in person, or official bank draft. 

You are welcome to view the car in person or by agent prior to the auction ending. If you have any questions please email me or call Ken at (250) 309-4561 



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