302 V8, 3 SPEED AUTO, GUARDSMAN BLUE, CLEAN AND FACTORY CORRECT, GREAT CRUISER!
Pssst... Here's a secret: Mustangs are really Falcons underneath. Yes, that's right, this cool 1964 Ford Falcon Futura hardtop runs and drives just like its more popular brother for a fraction of the cost. Complete with a strong-running 302 and a great paint job, it's also somewhat rare in its own right.
Restored several years ago, they decided to keep the bright, vivid code F Guardsman Blue; why change a good thing? Thanks to excellent care and maintenance, the finish remains shiny with only a few minor blems from being driven and enjoyed, and you certainly can't blame them for that. There's a bit of metallic in the paint, too, so the compact Falcon seems to take on the look of a bigger, more substantial car and the light plays over the detailing that's often lost on solid colors. For instance, dig the vestigial tail fins, the dual reliefs running down the center of the hood like racing stripes, and the cool way the sheetmetal follows the contours of the side trim. Never noticed that stuff on a Falcon before, did you? The car looks great in person, and you'll be proud to roll up to the next cruise night behind the wheel, and you'll undoubtedly get extra appreciation for daring to be a little different.
Matching blue buckets give the interior a sporty demeanor, and there's plenty of space for four in this cool ragtop. Since blue is the car's original interior color, it has a very uniform look thanks to a lot of new parts, including carpets with the correct weave along with fresh door panels, a new dash pad, and even proper blue sun visors. The Falcon didn't necessarily include a center console, and many prefer the purposeful look of this car, which uses a column shifter for the C4 3-speed automatic transmission. The gauges are basic, but they all work, and the original AM radio remains in place. It's extremely clean and the lack of modifications suggests that someone cared about making this one right rather than customizing it to their tastes. We always appreciate that. The steering wheel is particularly nice, with a bright chrome horn ring and button that add a little flash to the utilitarian passenger compartment. There's also a new mat and spare tire cover, which give the trunk a factory-correct look.
The 302 cubic inch V8 nestled between the shock towers looks awfully familiar, doesn't it? It does a great impersonation of the original 260 and brings a few extra horsepower. It's not over-dressed, but with a chrome air cleaner and Ford Blue valve covers, it looks nice enough that you can tell it's been loved. Thanks to a 4-barrel carburetor, it makes great power and a wonderful V8 soundtrack, moving the lightweight Falcon easily. A Ford C4 3-speed automatic transmission can take the abuse and delivers better entertainment than you'd expect: just stomp and steer and this little car rears up and goes! Out back, there's a street-friendly 8-inch rear end, plus a lot of new suspension components, including the entire front end. One glance underneath will convince you that this Falcon has nothing to hide. It's highly original, very solid, and there's no thick coating of rustproofing goop designed to hide shoddy workmanship. The exhaust sounds muscular without being obnoxious, making this Falcon more of a sleeper than any Mustang could ever muster, and those handsome 15-inch Torque Thrust wheels and 215/65/15 General tires fit perfectly and look right.
For all the thrills of a Mustang in a more unusual and stealthy package, this Falcon deserves a look. Call today!
- AM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Exterior Color
- Guardsman Blue
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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