View Full Version : Do you own this 1963 R1 Daytona hardtop?

04-07-2016, 12:58 PM
:) Cousin George Krem and I have been doing some detail research with 1963 Production Records to see if we could determine the Serial Number of this 1963 Daytona hardtop, pictures I took on the way home from the 1973 Colorado Springs SDC Meet, discussed earlier in the topic alerting Bill Pressler about the car, since he had a similar one, but a Skytop with air conditioning:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/63Daytonacolorado19730005_zpsw7eim2ag.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/63Daytonacolorado19730005_zpsw7eim2ag.jpg.html)

Based on what we can see, we have determined with certainty: It is Serial Number 63V19317. That's the only 1963 Daytona hardtop that fits all five of these parameters:

1. Ermine White
2. R-engine powered
3. Does NOT have bucket seats
4. Does NOT have floor-shift transmission (Powershift automatic or 4-speed), and
5. Has code 959RV, two-tone red & white vinyl bench seat interior

Here's what we know about the car:

1. Destination: Burlingame CA
2. R1 engine
3. Heavy-Duty, column-shift Flightomatic
4. Power Steering and Disc Brakes
5. NO Twin Traction
6. Body No. 1592
7. Engine No. JT-1597
8. Final Assembly: December 27, 1962.

Those photos were taken in 1973, when it was ten years old.

Does the car survive? :confused: :cool: BP