Ford 300 is First Produced
The Ford 300 was a model of automobile built in the USA by the Ford Motor Company for the model year 1963 only.
It was marketed as a lower-priced subseries of the base Galaxie, featured almost no chrome trim or luxury equipment. It could be compared to the Chevrolet Biscayne in trim level. Ford 300s were often used by police and taxi fleets because they saved over $100. U.S. in retail price over the base Galaxie sedans. The car was identified by a "Ford 300" badge on each from fender just behind the wheel wells, and "F-O-R-D" in small block letters on the trunk lid (instead of "GALAXIE"). The series was available only as a 2- or 4-door pillared sedan, but as a special order a fastback model existed.
An interesting part of this car's history concerns the availability of the big-block FE-series "Y-8" engines, including the 425-hp 427 cubic inch unit. Combined with manual transmission, these cars were often used as drag racers due to their light weight.
A special Ford 300 2-door sedan model was known to be sold by Tasca Motors of Providence, Rhode Island. It featured extra chrome trim from the Galaxie and XL models, and featured interesting two-tone paint combinations.
The Ford 300 was replaced in 1964, by the Custom series.