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Genuine Wood: 1963 Ford Galaxie Country Sedan

Cars with great style and looks are always a joy to check out, but one thing that can really separate a car from many is it’s past. With a colorful history as a dragster hauler, this 1963 Country Sedan went to many a race on the west coast, and was even modified some in its dragster towing past. Slightly lowered, with a 390 V8 and genuine mahogany and maple wood, this sleek wagon is ready to cruise. For $12,950, you can be the owner of this great looking classic. Take a look at this beauty here on craigslist out of Seattle, Washington.

Packing a 390 backed by an automatic, and a recent dual master disc brake set up, this wagon can stop, go, and show. Another welcomed feature is air conditioning, with a vintage air conditioning console mounted below the dash in the interior. The engine bay is fairly clean with minimal dirt, and little chipped paint to be found. Recently a newer gas tank was installed and a dual exhaust system was fitted. It would seem that the seller has not been shy about putting time and money into this old wagon.

Inside the interior appears virtually new with only a few minor flaws to be found. The upholstery and carpet appears new, and the dash is in very nice shape. The only issues I can see are the cracked horn button and steering wheel. Apparently from its dragster towing days, someone installed faux white fur on the ceiling and on the rear wheel wells.

While the faux fur isn’t exactly my favorite part of the interior, I think a standard style headliner and the removal of the wheel well covers would be more appropriate for this classic. Mahogany and maple can be found in the cargo area which has a pleasant and classic appearance.

The exterior is absolutely stunning for many reasons. The body was repainted as of last year, and the non-original wood really yields a great look as well. Another key detail that sets off this car are the American brand ET Super wheels that are the precursor to the famous Torque Thrust wheel that we all know and admire today. Appearing without flaw, this wagon is worthy of being studied for hours. The paint is beautiful, and the detailed wood on the body and on the roof offers another layer of “depth” to this Ford’s appearance. With a history that we all wish we could have lived, and a mesmerizing beauty that only few can compare to, this Country Sedan will likely be snapped up to be enjoyed again in the spring. Could you see yourself cruising in this classic wagon?

Comments

  1. KSwheatfarmer

    I love old Fords Amazing how wagons have caught on . Recently revived a 72 Mercury Colony Park. My friends asked why mess with a wagon? Fill it with grand kids and go for ice cream was my reply A good time was had by all

  2. Metoo

    It’s a real beauty. But the white fake white fur on the wheel wells in the back has to go immediately. Repainted recently? Should have done the inside edge of the tailgate as well.

    • Bill McCoskey Bill McCoskey Member

      Look closer and you might see that the tailgate top panel is a separate piece. The problem with repainting this panel is that it’s got a pebble grained surface. Almost impossible to remove the dents because as soon as you try to bump them out, you lose the grain, and you can’t use filler. Need to replace it, if you can find a NOS one.

    • Nova Scotian

      ..maybe repaint the inside bed as well? Love the wraparound rear glass. It is a beautiful car! Love it.

  3. chad

    somebody had fun in the garage (& wood shop, less contractin that out)

    • Metoo

      If the woodwork in the back is a home shop job the guy who did as got skills. Pretty well done.

  4. Warren

    Well done, looks like a pretty good value for the $$.

  5. SAM61

    Very nice wagon with subtle attitude! I would add early “60s T-Bird bucket seats and console.

  6. RandyS

    Like!

  7. Mike

    Rather than a hula girl on the dash, we get a Space Needle.

  8. Beatnik Bedouin

    Neat wagon, although I’d agree with the others that the fake fur and a repaint of the interior metal work would be a good thing.

    A Fuzzy Mirror Muff (anyone else remember those?) on the rear view mirror would be a better choice if one MUST have fake fur, and it’s very much period-correct – I was very much around when fake fur was all the rage at custom car shows.

    Perhaps ’63 XL bucket seats and console would be a option?

    The Space Needle is probably in reference to the Seattle World’s Fair…

    I’ve always dug station wagons, even the POS ’62 Rambler American I had in high school in the late 1960s.

    This strange longroof has been in my possession for the last eight years. I bought it to teach my oldest grandson some mechanical skills and it is such a nice car, I’ve kept it.

  9. Troy s

    From tow car to show car, great looking wagon from Ford’s better days.

  10. Tom

    This has been for sale for a few months now up in the north west. I would like to check it out but don`t have time , and yes that rat fur needs to go.

  11. GearHead Engineering

    That seems like a very good price for this car. Wagons are popular and this one looks ready to go. I’m surprised it has been for sale for a few months. Wrong time of year?

    I agree that the fake fur has to go. First thing I would do, but other than that I wouldn’t change much.

    – John

  12. CJ

    Was the rear-view mirror originally mounted oh the dash? Chrysler dash mounted mirrors on their cars, but don’t remember Ford doing that. Maybe air conditioned, but that small under-dash unit would really strain to cool the entire wagon!

  13. curt

    I love the wood trim around the tailights.this wagon is to kool .i would love to own this one.

  14. Classic Steel

    Nice and looks like someone got a woodie from shop class🤠

  15. Dave T

    I had one of these back then but without any additional exterior wood ornamentation. It was a 352, 3 on the tree plus power steering and a radio. A lighter blue with an ivory roof. Sharp looking!Traded a similar 1953 in on it. Was a great wagon at the time and left nothing but fond memories. And, no the rear view mirror was attached to the windshield.

  16. Brad

    Gosh, that looks great. I’d add one of these… and hit the road.

  17. John C Cargill

    Beautiful car. I have only one thing to ad sides dumping the white fur, twist those exhaust tips outward when traveling with the rear window down on a wagon exhaust directly behind it will be sucked into the cabin.

  18. Brian R

    No. the mirror was mounted to the header trim between the headliner and the windshield. I have a ’63 Wagon and a convertible.

  19. K Cater

    Tow car by reported history but sans trailer hitch?

  20. Tiger66

    Not a Galaxie. Wagons were a separate series in ’63 and not a subset of a car series.

  21. Derek F

    Tiger66: I’m sure they were marketed as a separate series in their day and Country Sedan moved around the Ford product line just like Sunliner, but my 1964 Country Sedan has a factory Galaxie emblem in the grille. Fifty plus years on, it’s difficult not to lump them into the same group of cars regardless of how Ford viewed them internally.

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