Once again for 1963 the Ford line-up experienced a full restyle with the Country Squire remaining the premier station wagon. Sharing the Galaxie trim level, it truly was top-of-the-line. See for yourself with this 1963 Ford Country Squire. It was in the same family for over 50 years spending its life in Palm Springs, California
Ford described the Country Squires as the aristocrats of the wagon world. With distinctive simulated wood body trim and interior luxury rivaled only by other Galaxies mark this king of wagons.
A powered tailgate window was standard. This can be operated from the drver’s seat or by key-operated outside control on the tailgate. As a safety precaution, the window must be fully rolled down before the tailgate can be opened.
Country Squires enjoy the glamour of Galaxie interiors seen here with its beige pleated vinyl. Standard equipment includes: color-keyed rayon-nylon carpeting, electric clock, power tailgate window and even backup lights.
Interior / Dash
There’s 91 1/2 cubic feet of cargo space with the load floor stretching 10 feet with the tailgate open (8 feet with it closed) – it’s 5 feet wide too!
note the woodgrain tailgate
Power comes from a 352 cubic inch V8 Interceptor engine producing 220 horsepower. This is paired with a Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission – a $320 option at the time of purchase.
352 cubic inch Interceptor V8 with 2-barrel carburetor
The Country Squire is 209.9″ long with a wheelbase of 119″ and is 79.9″ wide.
Ford sold 19,922 6-passenger Country Squires during the 1963 model year. With 19,246 9-passenger cars sold as well they manage to shift an impressive 39,168 top-of-the-line station wagons. The 6-passenger version you see here had a base price for the V8 of $3,127 with the 9-passenger coming in at $70 more. As well as the $320 engine / transmission option above, this car also has power steering ($81) and power brakes ($43). It was originally built in the Los Angeles, CA assembly plant.