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New release of AMT 1963 Ford Galaxy 500 vs Prestige version

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New release of AMT 1963 Ford Galaxy 500 vs Prestige version
Posted by Designer_jeff on Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:38 AM

I just received my new AMT 63 Galaxy 500 and I am wondering how this new release differs from the AMT Prestige release.

I have fond memories of 63 Galaxies my mother had a white over burgundy 500 and my brother had a 427 dual quad version.

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  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:31 PM

It's exactly the same kit, apart from probably a few bonuses (decals, vintage-style box art...). I remember that the Prestige issue already featured white line tires.

And please, it is GalaxIE (as in French !). Ford GalaxY is an European minivan Big Smile

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Posted by Designer_jeff on Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:24 PM

Thanks Galaxie from now on.

BTW I assume AMT reissues old models just to creat new interest correct?

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Posted by litespeedsae on Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:55 AM

Hi Designer, does your kit include a 427 with the dual 4 barrel carbs? 

Little Rock, Arkansas

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  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:54 AM

I think that you are right about reissues Thumbs Up

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Posted by Designer_jeff on Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:48 AM

Looks like a 427 but has a 3 carb setup not duals

Jeff

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:05 PM

Having built an early version of the AMT '63 Galaxie, I can tell you all that the engine in it is a 406 which came with 3 two-barrel carbs.  The 427 had dual quads and was reserved for the lightweight Galaxies which came later in 1963.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by litespeedsae on Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:39 PM

Like the 406 a lot. I guess that there's a 406 emblem on the front fenders? When I was a kid, we had a new black one on my street with the 406 and the emblems on the front fenders. Hopefully, there's emblems on the model!

Little Rock, Arkansas

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Posted by litespeedsae on Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:41 PM

Hi Designer, does the model have the cool 406 emblems on the front fenders like the real car?

Little Rock, Arkansas

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Posted by Designer_jeff on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:39 AM

There is a V8 emblem molded onto the bodyI can't read the engine size

 

Jeff

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Posted by Tim Boyd on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:08 AM

Click this link for some detailed images of and commentary about the new Round 2 release of the 1963 Galaxie 500 fastback kit....images start at photo #17 and continue through photo #34....TIM 

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 PS -my understanding is that by the time the fastback Galaxie body style was introduced in 1963 1/2, the 427 had replaced the 406 in the 1963 powertrain lineup....UPDATE/Correction....going through my library of Collectible Automobile Magazines, I saw a photo of a 1963 1/2 fastback with a 406 engine fender emblem, so at least in that case they did apparently exist.  But I'd still wager that most 1963 1/2 fastbacks with the top engine choice were built with the 427 instead of the 406....TIM  

TB 

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  • From: the Netherlands
Posted by henri1 on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:10 AM

A very fine model to build, I'v build several in many forms from a coupe as ment to a convertible and a fourdoor sedan with a inline six from scrath. But I am gonna miss the magazine since there's no substitute for SAM........Super Angry

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