Car geek alert!
Sorry...but this here is for hard core car geeks. Or lovers of old TV commercials! Although, I have no idea what TV station back in the day would air a 2 1/2 minute + commercial. Perhaps overnights between spots for the Thigh master and Ginsu?
I love how the Chevy, with a 409 (prob the 425 horsepower version), SMOKES that ole Ford. That Galaxie no slouch either with an announcer claimed ability to do 0-100 in 13.5 seconds. That's fast!
The Galaxie is most likely powered by the amazing Ford 427 but what holds the Ford back is its curb weight. These were heavy cars, much heavier than comparable Chevies or Plymouths. Interesting that the announcer mentions that the Galaxie 500 has the look, the power and the frisky feel of a Thunderbird. Really? Oh, by the way, in 1963, Ford did not offer the 427 in the T-Bird.
See y'all at the drag strip! Bring your pinks!
Photos: Screen captures from Chevrolet Impala vs Ford Galaxie video via youtube.com.