1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL G - Code 406 cid 405hp XL - Factory Buckets and Console

1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL G - Code 406 cid 405hp Tri Power 4 Spd Orig

Technical specifications of Ford Galaxie 1963

Price: US $25,900.00
Item location: Sandy Hook, Connecticut, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Galaxie
SubModel: XL - Factory Bucket Seats Console
Type: Coupe
Trim: 500 XL G - Code 406 cid 405hp Tri Power 4 Spd Orig
Year: 1963
Mileage: 71,280
VIN: 3Z67G103830
Color: Black
Engine size: 406 CID 405HP Orig. Factory
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 4 Speed Borg Warner T10
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Factory 9 inch rear with 4.11 gears
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL G-Code 406/405HP 4-Speed

Relisting, G - Code 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL 406 cid 405 hp

( winning bidder at $27,500 cancelled bid, family emergency).

Original G - Code (406 cid) Galaxie 500XL, “Box Top” with 71,200 mile, as it left the factory, not shiny or dolled up with pretty colors, it show its age and the normal wear and tear (and loving care) of decades of enjoyment. It’s NOT a bunch of parts put together and painted,

Black / Black, Tri Power 406 cid and 405 hp, with a factory 4 speed, bucket seats, 9 inch rear mated to factory 4.11 gears makes this a badass car, in the sense of, fearless, authentic, with welded in traction bars and a Sun tach, it was set up a long time ago to make money racing in the streets.

Original motor rebuilt by Joe Lapine (verified) @ Comp. Engines in Danbury, one of the best Ford FE engine builders in America. When pushed hard it feels like it launched from a catapult. 406 and 427’s are very strong motors and Joe Lapine makes them bulletproof.


You can see and hear a short video of the motor running in youtube. Do a search on, “406 Ford Galaxie 500XL Raven Black with Factory 4:11 Rear, and yes, it does sound that good.

Previous owner (Michael) had Joe Lapine @ Danbury Competition Engines, (15 Taylor St. Danbury, CT). rebuilt the motor about 10 years ago, then put the car in storage, sadly he passed away soon after. Michael was a Ford guy and must have been a real badass also. Car sat in paid storage for years, before it was pulled out and parked outside for several more years. Original G-code motor from factory with car casting numbers verified with photos, 406 cid, with 11.4:1. Compression, solid lifter with matching three Holley two-barrel carburetors, correct cast iron manifolds has approx. 500 miles since the rebuild. Engine bay in original condition, has not been detailed.


Ford enamel Raven black paint that’s shown from various angles in the photos above, imperfections commensurate with age are present on much of the paint finish, and newer paintwork was believed to have been applied along the hood later on. No signs of body damage, Original Ford sheet metal and trim in good condition with proper alignment, the floor pans and trunk floors are solid, the lower quarters behind the rear wheels when tested with a magnets show small amounts of filler were applied at some point.


Original interior remain unrestored and is finished in black crushed vinyl, and features XL-specific front bucket seats, a full-length command console, factory Hurst shifter, and vintage Sun tachometer mounted to the steering column. Detailed photos included above capture the condition of the interior, door panels, chrome trim, and seat upholstery, which displays some noted wear.

Dash / gauges are fully operational, working vintage AM radio, (non working electric clock), chrome-trimmed steering wheel, and stainless-trimmed foot pedals. Behind the cockpit, finished trunk with mat, original full-size spare tire, correct jack assembly.

(Please Note … Vintage Sun tachometers require special mercury 1.3 volt batteries to function, no longer available)


Solid floors and boxed frame with surface rust and the remains of factory black paint, no undercoating. Original and correct synchronized Borg-Warner T-10. Ford's 9-inch axle (factory 4.11:1 gears), larger 3-inch diameter driveshaft. Manual steering with light feedback, dual exhaust system and old school Thrush glasspacks. Additional work includes a new clutch and rebuilt shifter, and modifications are limited to an aftermarket tachometer, traction bars, and glasspack mufflers.


Original 406 oversized brake shoes installed with corresponding 11.03 x 3.00-inch cast-iron drums. Single master cylinder replaced with a dual system for safety (original included). Ford original 15 x 5.5-inch reinforced stamped-steel wheels, Ford dog dish wheel covers, new set of Coker tires.


No dealer, or dealer “mumbo jumbo” here, and, of course it is sold AS IS. We will answer questions you may have via ebay or Call, Vinny @ 818-207 2115 (no text, flip phone……. ”old school”). If you are local, you can come see the car. and it is offered with a clean Connecticut transferable registration.

We understand, buying a car sight unseen even after talking with the seller and feeling comfortable with the transaction takes a leap of faith. You need to see this car.

It’s also a two edged sword, selling a unique original unrestored badass car in a ebay market filled with partially restored “shiny” cars with replaced motors, changed and aftermarket parts added, requires a very special buyer that can really appreciate it.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION (Decoded VIN and Warranty Plate)

VIN: 3Z67G103830

3 - 1963 model year

Z - Assembled in St. Louis MO.

67 - 500XL 2-Door Hardtop

G - 406 cubic inch high performance V8 that's fitted with three 2-barrel carburetors

XXXXX - Production sequence number


65B - Galaxie 500 .2-Door 500XL Hardtop

A - Color (M-Number M30J-1724 Black) Raven Black

86 - Crush Vinyl (Black)

26K - Manufactured on Oct. 26th 1963

DSO - Domestic Special Orders

9 -.AXLE .4.11:1

5 - Transmission 4-Speed Manual-Shift

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