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1963 Ford Fairlane
The sporty Ford Fairlane

1963 Ford Fairlane

Much remained the same for the Fairlane in 1963, although minor changes were made on the chrome trim. More exciting was the introduction of the 289 V8 engine, a bored out version of the 260. The 289 was rated at up to 271 hp in optional "High Performance" trim. The addition of the two-door hardtop models added a sporty touch to the conservative Fairlane lineup. They were the Fairlane 500 two-door hardtop and the Fairlane 500 Sport Coupe.

 

 

 

1963 Ford Fairlane Production and Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Fairlane Six-Cyl Series
N/A 32 4 Dr Sedan $2,216 2,855 lbs Note 2
N/A 31 2 Dr Sedan $2,154 2,815 lbs Note 3
N/A 38 4 Dr Ranch Wagon $2,525 3,195 lbs Note 4
Fairlane V-8 Series
N/A 32 4 Dr Sedan $2,319 2,987 lbs Note 2
N/A 31 2 Dr Sedan $2,257 2,924 lbs Note 3
N/A 38 4 Dr Ranch Wagon $2,628 3,327 lbs Note 4
Fairlane 500 Six-Cyl Series
N/A 42 4 Dr Sedan $2,304 2,670 lbs Note 5
N/A 41 2 Dr Sedan $2,242 2,830 lbs Note 6
N/A 43 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe $2,324 2,850 lbs Note 7
N/A 47 2 Dr Sport Coupe $2,504 2,870 lbs Note 8
N/A 48 4 Dr Ranch Wagon $2,613 3,210 lbs Note 9
N/A 49 4 Dr Squire $2,781 3,220 lbs Note 10
Fairlane 500 V-8 Series
N/A 42 4 Dr Sedan $2,407 3,002 lbs Note 5
N/A 41 2 Dr Sedan $2,345 2,962 lbs Note 6
N/A 43 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe $2,427 2,982 lbs Note 7
N/A 47 2 Dr Sport Coupe $2,607 3,002 lbs Note 8
N/A 48 4 Dr Ranch Wagon $2,716 3,342 lbs Note 9
N/A 49 4 Dr Squire $2,884 3,352 lbs Note 10

Notes:
  1. Total series output was 97,444 units including both Fairlane sixes and V-8s. Total series output was 246,443 units including both Fairlane 500 sixes and V-8s.
  2. Production was counted by body style only. 44,454 Total.
  3. Production was counted by body style only. 28,984 Total.
  4. Production was counted by body style only. 24,006 Total.
  5. Production was counted by body style only. 103,175 Total.
  6. Production was counted by body style only. 34,764 Total.
  7. Production was counted by body style only. 41,641 Total.
  8. Production was counted by body style only. 28,268 Total.
  9. Production was counted by body style only. 29,612 Total.
  10. Production was counted by body style only. 7,983 Total.

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Fairlane Six-Cyl 115.4 in 197.6 in 71.3 in Not Available Not Available 6.50 x 13
Fairlane V-8 115.4 in 197.6 in 71.3 in Not Available Not Available 7.00 x 13
Fairlane Station Wagon 115.4 in 201.8 in 71.3 in Not Available Not Available 7.00 x 14

Vin Number Decoding - 1960 - 1969 Ford (All Models)

Location: stamped on top upper flange of left front fender apron. Located on top of dash visible through windshield. On lock face of left front door.
 
First Symbol - Year
0 = 1960 1 = 1961 2 = 1962 3 = 1963 4 = 1964 5 = 1965 6 = 1966 7 = 1967 8 = 1968 9 = 1969
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta L = Michigan Truck
B = Oakville N = Norfolk
C = Ontario P = Twin Cities
D = Dallas R = San Jose
E = Mahwah S = Pilot Plant
F = Dearborn T = Metuchen
G = Chicago U = Louisville
H = Lorain W = Wayne
J = Los Angeles Y = Wixom
K = Kansas City Z = St. Louis
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
01 = Mustang 2 Dr Hardtop 51 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom)
02 = Mustang 2 Dr Fastback 52 = Ford 2 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
03 = Mustang 2 Dr Convertible 53 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
10 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan 54 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Galaxie 500)
11 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan 55 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (Galaxie 500)
12 = Falcon Station Wagon 56 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
20 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Futura) 57 = Ford Convertible (Galaxie 500)
21 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan (Futura) 58 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
22 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Bucket Seats) 60 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (XL)
23 = Falcon Station Wagon (Futura) 61 = Ford Convertible (XL)
30 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop 62 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
31 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan 63 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback Coupe
32 = Fairlane Station Wagon 64 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (LTD)
33 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop (500) 65 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
34 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan (500) 66 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
35 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500) 70 = Ford Station Wagon (Ranch Wagon - 6P)
36 = Fairlane Convertible (500) 71 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 6P)
37 = Fairlane Station Wagon (500) 72 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 10P)
38 = Fairlane Station Wagon (Squire) 73 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire - 6P)
40 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 XL) 74 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Sedan - 10P)
41 = Fairlane Convertible (500 XL) 75 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -6P)
42 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 GT) 76 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -10P)
43 = Fairlane Convertible (500 GT) 76 = Fairlane Convertible
47 = Fairlane Ranchero 83 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop
48 = Fairlane Ranchero (500) 84 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
49 = Fairlane Ranchero (GT) 87 = Thunderbird 4 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
Fifth Symbol - Engine
A = 8-289 Q = 8-427
B = 6-240 R = 8-427
C = 8-289 S = 8-390
E = 6-240 T = 6-200
F = 8-260 U = 6-170
J = 8-302 V = 6-240
K = 8-289 W = 8-427
L = 8-221 X = 8-352
M = 8-390 Y = 8-390
N = 8-429 Z = 8-390
P = 8-428  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 100001
Code Transmission Type
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual (std. ratio) 2.78 1st.
6 4-Speed Manual (opt. ratio) 2.32 1st.
T Cruise-O-Matic (FMX-L)
U C6 Automatic (aluminum 1 piece case)
W C4 Automatic (aluminum 2 piece case)
X Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case)
Y Cruise-O-Matic(C.I. case)
Z C6 Automatic Special (aluminum 1 piece case)

Engine Data

Engines Displacement Horsepower Bore & Stroke Compression Ratio Carburetor
S 6-144 85 3.50 x 2.50 8.7:1 1 BC
U 6-170 101 3.50 x 2.94 8.7:1 1 BC
T 6-200 116 3.68 x 3.13 8.7:1 1 BC
V 6-223 138 3.62 x 3.60 8.4:1 1 BC
L 8-221 145 3.75 x 3.30 8.8:1 2 BC
F 8-260 164 3.80 x 2.87 8.7:1 2 BC
C 8-289 195 3.00 x 2.87 6.6:1 2 BC
K 8-289 271 3.00 x 2.67 10.5:1 4 BC
X 8-352 220 4.00 x 3.50 8.9:1 2 BC
P 8-390 300 4.05 x 3.78 9.6:1 4 BC
Z 8-390 330 4.05 x 3.76 9.6:1 4 BC
M 8-390 340 4.05 x 3.76 10.5:1 6 BC
B 8-406 385 4.13 x 3.76 11.4:1 4 BC
G 8-406 405 4.13 x 3.78 11.4:1 6 BC
Q 8-427 410 4.23 x 3.78 11.5:1 4 BC
R 8-427 425 4.23 x 3.78 11.5:1 8 BC

 

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