F CODE 260 V8 FALCON, GREAT CRUISING CAR, NEW BRAKES & SUSPENSION, CLEAN CAR
Inexpensive daily driver or economical way to join the greatest hobby on Earth? This 1963 Ford Falcon Futura 4-door sedan offers V8 power, a great, early-60s look and fuel economy that's still in style almost 50 years later.
For this price, it's really hard to go wrong with this Falcon. Anywhere you go, you're guaranteed to cause a stir, and imagine making this your daily driver for the warm weather months each year? You'd start to look forward to your commute, you'd instantly be recognized everywhere you go, all for a price that's half that of so-called "economy" cars sold in the new car showrooms. The paint and bodywork are quite good, so there's no need to pick up a worn-out beater to enjoy the style and substance of the '60s. In fact, it was treated to a professional paint job a few years ago in a hue that's pretty close to the original Peacock Blue, which was on the Ford palette in 1963. Chrome and trim were still all the rage in the early '60s, and even the affordable Falcon Futura got a good dose, from the simple grille to the trim rings around the jet-exhaust-inspired taillights.
Most of the interior is new in this Falcon, but the seat covers are original, which should give you a good indication of how neatly preserved this southern car really is. The comfortable two-tone seats give it an upscale look and the durable material seems to repel dirt, because it looks awfully good for 50 years of use; in fact, the back seat looks virtually unused. The floating instrument panel hails from an era when designers were free to follow their imaginations, and offers a neat row of knobs underneath for the secondary controls. This was a pretty basic Falcon, so there's an AM radio, and a heater and defroster were standard equipment by 1963. And, of course, there is that 2-speed automatic transmission which makes it easy to drive in traffic; again, this makes for a compelling argument for daily driver status. There's also a big trunk that's neatly finished with a correct mat and a matching cover for the spare tire.
The F-code engine is a 260 cubic inch V8, which is also the source of its economy. Smooth and reliable, it's going to get you wherever you need to go and sips gas while it's doing it thanks to a 2-barrel carburetor. No, it's not a tire-shredding muscle car, but this is about affordable, economical, and highly stylish transportation, right? It was recently rebuilt with a fresh carburetor, so it starts easily and runs very well. The bright Ford Blue engine is tidy and clean, showing no evidence of leaks or damage, and a few chrome dress-up items illustrate its relationship to the Mustang a few years later. Parts are still readily available at your local parts store, and it takes little more than a crescent wrench and screwdriver to keep it in top form. Lots of new gear, including a rebuilt suspension, new brakes, fresh springs, and an alignment practically eliminate up-front costs, so all you need to do is start enjoying the ride. Recent General blackwall radials fitted to vintage Torque Thrust style wheels give it a more sporting look and ride great.
Think about it: a cool '60s cruiser that can still double as economical daily transportation. Why not? Call us today.
- AM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Peacock Blue
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