Lot 5002
1963.5 Ford Galaxie 500 "R" Code
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With the original rebuilt 427 cubic-inch V-8 with dual four-barrel Holly carburetors rated at 425 hp. Also with a floor mounted Borg-Warner T10 four-speed manual transmission. These options designate the "R-Code" option which included the Ford racing engine shared with the Shelby Cobra. The R-code found its way into the engine bays of just 3,857 vehicles for the shortened 1963 model year.

The Sport Hardtop body in a repaint of the original Raven Black, and the original red vinyl interior has been updated with new seat covers. Oil pressure and temperature gauges were added under the dash, as well as a later tachometer in the original location on the steering column. Also with fender skirts, although not listed on the original invoice.

Please note, bidders may be subject to a bidding limit. Please review your account and contact the front office for assistance with increasing a bid limit prior to the auction. This lot subject to reserve. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer. 10% buyer's premium for LLA live-online and absentee bidding. LLA will process taxes, title, and registration for NC buyers. For out-of-state buyers, a third-party will handle the processing. Buyer's invoice will include tax, tag, and title fees, along with a document fee of $199 for NC and $399 out-of-state.

From the Collection of a Gentleman Danville, Virginia.

Sold by Barkhouser Motors Inc. in Danville Virginia on May 16, 1963 to Walter Matherly Burnett Jr. The original bill of sale and title are present, as well as registration cards until 1985. Walter Burnett was an employee and received a $600 employee discount on the car, essentially receiving the "R Code" option for nearly free. He later became the auto detailer for the dealerships in the area, and his shop was setup near them. He kept the cars inside his garage at night, but pulled them out during the day to perform work. The current owner admired this car there for many years, until he acquired it in 2013 from the original owner. Mr. Burnett was known as a street racer, and rumored to not have lost a race in this car for many years. A cluster of switches was added under the dash to eliminate different lights as needed when fleeing into the night.

The following condition report, while thorough, is not exhaustive as vintage cars have inherent wear and imperfections. We welcome personal inspections.

The repaint shows many imperfections, but looks good from ten feet; original chrome trim with some tarnishing, and swirls; the interior presents well, with new seat covers and headliner, original door cards, and dash; the carpet appears original, and faded; no other apparent concerns.