The 1963 model was essentially unchanged save for some freshening and added trim; wishshields were reshaed and a four-door hardtop 500/XL was added. A lower, fastback roofline was added mid-year to improve looks and make the big cars more competitive on the NASCAR tracks with the added downforce. This 1963 1/2 model, the industry's first offical "1/2 year" model, was called the "Sports Hardtop" or "Fastback" (it shared this feature with the for 1963 1/2 Falcon). Galaxie buyers showed their preference as the new Sports Hardtop models handily outsold the "boxtop" square-roof models. The Sports Hardtop was available in both Galaxie 500, and Galaxie 500/XL trim. Mercury also received the new roofline (under the MArauder badge) in Monterey, Montclair, and Peak Lane models. This year, a no-frills big Ford, prived around $100.00 below the base Galaxie sedans was offered, badges as the Ford 300. It was offered for 1963 only, and was replaced by the Custom series in 1964. The "Swing-away" steering wheel became optional. 

 


Before...

This car came in not running. Our team had to figure out what was wrong with it and get it driving. The first step was to diagnose why the car wasn't running. Then how to fix it all.


AFTER...

We got this baby running in a day, not too shabby I'd say. We had to rebuild the heart of the fuel delivery system, the carburetor. Also did a tune up on it, replacing the spark plugs, point and condenser, etc. She is running like a champion now.