SUPERCLEAN FALCON, STRONG 289 V8, 4BBL, 4-SPEED, FRNT DISC, PWR STEER, R134 A/C
With the Mustang's runaway success, the Ford Falcon Sports Coupe got a full makeover in 1966. Packing a 289 cubic inch V8, a 4-speed manual gearbox, and a clean, uncluttered look, this 1966 Falcon 2-door offers Mustang performance and value with a distinctly sporting look and a very reasonable price tag.
Just try to find a V8 Mustang coupe restored to this level for this price. You won't. But with this Futura Sports Coupe you not only get the same performance but also a look that will get people to notice. Moving away from the dowdy big car styling of the earlier Falcons, the all-new 1966 models looked grown up yet sporting, with trim proportions and clean lines. Wearing a 2-year-old coat of basic black paint, this one seems pared down to the bare essence, a clean shape that offers nothing beyond what you'd need to have some fun on the road. Workmanship is quite good overall, showing clean gaps and smooth bodywork that took a pretty serious investment in time and effort. Nice chrome bumpers, a bit of stainless trim, and familiar Ford jet-exhaust taillights make this car easy to recognize, even at a distance, and it is all in very good shape. And for a bit of an upscale look, this one wears a nicely fitted black vinyl top so it looks like it should cost a lot more than it does.
The handsome black bucket seat interior is a pleasant surprise, and the nicely detailed seat covers and instrument panel are cool in a '60s minimalist kind of way. The seat covers, carpets, and door panels are in excellent shape and anyone who has driven a vintage Mustang will probably feel at home here, too. Instrumentation is basic, with two big round dials just ahead of the driver, but someone has added the usual trio of auxiliary gauges under the dash. The woodgrained Grant GT steering wheel matches the shifter knob on the 43-speed manual transmission, which is a lot of fun with the V8. A/C is a nice find in a car like this and there's an updated AM/FM/CD radio in the center of the dash that sounds worlds better than the original AM unit. And unlike the Mustang, the Falcon offers a giant trunk, which is neatly finished and ready for your next road trip.
Glancing under the hood, you'll find the same 289 cubic inch V8 used in the Mustang. Rebuilt three years ago with an .030 overbore, upgraded camshaft Holley 4-barrel carburetor, and long-tube headers, it's a nasty little motor that makes ensures this Falcon delivers on its serious looks. The engine is bathed in Ford Blue and dressed up with finned valve covers and a matching air cleaner, so you won't mind opening the hood now and then. Service access is great in the cavernous engine bay, and with a big radiator up front, it never gets cranky in traffic. The aforementioned 4-speed manual transmission spins an 8-inch rear end with 3.83 gears inside and a Track-Lok limited slip. The clutch, throwout bearing, and pressure plate are new and both the front and rear suspensions have been rebuilt. Traction bars out back do a good job of hooking it up and it's nice to see power steering and disc brakes up front. Flashy Torque Thrust wheels add just the right period performance look and are wrapped in fat 235/60/15 BFGoodrich blackwall radials.
Affordable fun is still out there, and this 1966 Falcon stands out simply because it's unusual. This is more V8 fun than you'll find just about anywhere else for the price, so call today!
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- CD Player
- iPod Compatible
- Satellite Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
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