The Ford 300 was a one year only offering for 1963. The 300 was Ford's base full-size model, and was only available as a two or four door sedan. The name 300 is derived from the Custom 300, which was Ford's base offering for 1959. While fitted with a standard 3.7L inline six engine, a wide range of big block V8 engines were optional. Due to their light weight and large V8 options, many 300s found their way into drag racing.