LAST FALCON MFD. BY HOLMAN MOODY, LEE HOLMAN DOCUMENTED, I-6, FAST N LOUD!!
Friends, this is not some garden-variety Falcon dressed up with decals. No, this is a stunning final production of a Holman & Moody prepared 1960 Ford Falcon just like the one called "The North Carolina Falcon" that appeared in the March 1960 issue of "Hot Rod" magazine. It's heavily documented and comes with certificates of authenticity signed by Lee Holman himself and every component that went into the build came from the Holman & Moody shop just like it was built in 1960.
There was a lot of excitement in the early '60s regarding the new lightweight compacts coming from Ford, GM, and Chrysler. Less weight was the same as more power, so Holman & Moody decided to see what the stout little Falcon could do with a full performance makeover. The builder, once building the originals at HM, searched the country for the straightest, cleanest 1960 Falcon 2-door sedan he could find to build this tribute, approved by Lee Holman, and it's worth noting that this particular Falcon does indeed wear all its factory-issued sheetmetal. It received a full unibody-off restoration that included correct Corinthian White paint and a full set of reproduction decals which are not available to anyone else, so this car is impossible to duplicate. Chrome, stainless, and other trim bits are just as they were when the car was new, crating the most authentic car possible.
The basic "Competition Prepared" interior is a no-nonsense performance environment that's still civilized enough for the street. Factory bench seats provide the low-cost part of the equation and also save some weight. Simple floor coverings enhance function and while the original Falcon gauge cluster was restored, it was also treated to a replica center consolette with auxiliary gauges, just like in 1960. That's a 4-speed manual shifter that slices through the gears as well here as it does in any Mustang, and the big white steering wheel is a nice touch. The door panels are rather ornate for a low-cost Falcon but they look fantastic, and the trunk is fully equipped with correct reproduction mats and a full-sized spare.
But the real story is in the engine department. Ford's silky smooth and very durable 7-main-bearing 200 cubic inch inline six was given the full Holman & Moody treatment, which includes upgrades like triple Holley carbs, upgraded camshaft and valvetrain designed for 6000 RPM blasts, and milling and porting the head for more compression and better breathing. The result is a six-cylinder screamer that pulls like no other Falcon you've driven. It's dressed up in period gear, including an original HM produced, finned valve cover and triple chrome air cleaners, and the concours-grade workmanship is visible everywhere you look. A chrome exhaust header feeds a straight pipe that dumps just ahead of the passenger's side rear wheel and sounds downright nasty. The Dagenham 4-speed powers a stout 8-inch rear end with 3.50 gears inside, all the better to get that little six up and spinning. Special traction bars, boxed A-arms, a beefy front sway bar, and subframe connectors solidify the Falcon's suspension for rally work. Standard 14-inch steel wheels are fitted and carry 195/70/14 radials that are just the right size for the compact Falcon.
Heavily documented with lots of Holman & Moody paperwork, a correct H&M door tag, bill of sale, and other authentication, as well as that original "Hot Rod" magazine, this extremely impressive Falcon carries a lot of high-performance history at a very reasonable price. Call today!
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- Seatbelts (Front)
- Vinyl Interior
- Build Receipts
- Owner's Manual
- Restoration Photos
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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