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  • Do you own this 1963 R1 Daytona hardtop?

    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:




    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? BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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