Photos by Dave Muzyka, from the Cohort.
Curbside Classic: 1963 Ford Fairlane Sedan -XL- Size Falcon, XS – Size Galaxie
CC Capsule: 1963 Ford Fairlane 500 – Out For A Night On The Town
Car Show Classic: 1963 Ford Fairlane Sport Coupe K-Code
Looks like a manual box ~ they left it in gear .
Nice, get rid of that steering wheel .
+1 on the steering wheel. I’d get some different wheels & tires on there too. I still think these are wonderful looking cars.
For a while there, the compact and intermediate models of the early to mid-60s from Ford and Mercury found favor with both the hipster and rockabilly crowds. This looks like it could be one of them – red and black seemed like a popular choice.
Such a sweet humble ride. It has everthing I love in the full sized Galaxie that year, but in a better size. Seats six too. You know when you pop that hood, you can see the street around that little engine. Great color combination.
I had forgotten that even the door lock buttons were color-keyed to the interior in those days. Agree with the steering wheel and wheel cover comments….and where are the wipers, especially on a rainy day? Hopefully as the owner is looking for the originals, you won’t see 70’s articulated blades slapping out a tempo on this little guy in the future.
I remember when one could see to the “ground” ,around almost every engine.
Very nice 😊I like to see nice original cars
Nice looking ride overall. Back lights differ; more red on one side then the other.
Nice car! To the steering wheel may sayers I will bet, from personal experience that the owner can’t find a proper original one and that a nos is running close to $1,000.00. So this’ll do until I get one….
Thanks for posting me Rich!
It does not get much better than a black exterior with a red interior. Particularly with the red insert in the side mouldings. My factory Export Right Hand Drive 1962 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan has this identical colour combination.
As I understand it, the insert on the side mouldings of early production ‘62 Chevrolet Impalas (both RHD and LHD examples) where painted in colours that matched the cars interior colour, but late production ‘62 Chevrolet Impalas had only white or black inserts depending on the cars body colour.
The side mouldings on Australian assembled 1962 Ford Fairlane 500s were painted in colours consistant with the cars interior colour.
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