Car Show Capsule – 1963 Ford Country Sedan – Di-Noc Free

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Here in NW Illinois, we are getting our January weather late – as I left for work this morning (March 20), it was fourteen degrees out. On the official first day of spring. Curses! It seems like a long, long time until I can check out some car shows and cruise-ins in hospitable weather, so I decided to share this ’63 Country Sedan from last September.

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As most CCers know, station wagons tend to live hard lives and are not usually saved for posterity. Of those few lucky longroofs, the flossier fake-wood-sided models like Town & Countrys, Colony Parks and Country Squires are more likely to make the cut. So I was impressed upon sighting this mid-line Country Sedan at the Hooters car show–where the ’65 Colony Park and matching Airstream were just a few rows over.

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While it does sport late-model Ranger alloys and modern rubber, it was remarkably original otherwise. I also dug the black paint and red interior–very attractive colors for a wagon. Weren’t most of these light blue, white or tan?

1963 Ford Galaxie-07

The Country Sedan was one step below the full-boat Country Squire, and was available in $2938 six-passenger and $3042 nine-passenger versions. Those MSRPs are for the V8 model; with a six the sticker dropped to $2829 and $2933, respectively.

Production was not broken down by engine, but a grand total of 64,954 six-passenger and 22,250 nine-passenger Country Sedans were produced that year. Who knows how many have survived to 2013? One thing is certain: This is the only one I’ve seen so far!

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