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68 S-code GT
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posted 02-06-2003 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This might sound stupid but whats the difference between a 63 and a 63 Galaxie? Ive seen both cars listed but I cant see a difference.

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 02-06-2003 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
63 1/2 was when they changed the roofline ftom T-bird square andthe" fastback" style and from 406" to 427"

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68 S-code GT
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posted 02-06-2003 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought it was at least the roof change but Ive seen a lot of cars listed as 63s with the fastback roof.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-07-2003 12:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are all 63's. The sports roof was just a later introduction. 406 was offered through the 64 line.

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posted 03-30-2003 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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406 was offered through the 64 line.

You sure? 1963 was the last year of the 406 and first year of the 427. The 427 superceded the 406.

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posted 04-01-2003 01:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by KULTULZ:
You sure? 1963 was the last year of the 406 and first year of the 427. The 427 superceded the 406.

I'm sure!
427's were still pretty hard to gome by in 1964 unless you were a "Total Performance" dealer. Many R and Q code cars were ordered, but few were shipped. Until January of 1964 a G code 406 was a guaranteed build and ship.
My older brother (the original purchaser of MM) had a good pal who ordered a R code 64 with a 427 and after 5 or 6 Chicago plant order kick backs, the dealer convinced him to go with the 406. The car was a black XL with red interior. I remember getting in trouble for trying to steal the 406 flags off of one of the fenders.
An old hobby of mine as a kid.
I have some 64 dealer order guides floating around somewhere for the entire car line.

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KULTULZ
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posted 04-01-2003 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I accept your explanation...it makes perfect sense. FORD has done a lot of stranger things... :G

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