VERY WELL BUILT 302CI, PERFECT CRUISE NIGHT CAR, 2X4BBL CARBS, AUTO
This nasty little 1969 Ford Falcon is a high-impact horsepower factory that puts "power" in power-to-weight ratio. Without a lot of mass to push around, the built 302 under the hood is a massive over-achiever to make this neat little coupe a very dangerous adversary on the streets.
The little Falcon gets big props for going all-in with the bright yellow paint job. If you squint just a bit, you can definitely see signs of the first-generation Mustang in its sheetmetal, particularly from the rear ¾ view, but the truth is that most folks will have a lot of questions about this car when they see it. Fortunately, it'll stand up to the scrutiny with shiny paint over decent bodywork that doesn't let you down. It's not perfect and it isn't a show car, but for this kind of money it's more car than you'd ever dream of getting. Door fit is acceptable, the final cut and buff on the paint brought out a fantastic shine, and with body-colored bumpers, it has a subtle, custom look that really works. A lot of the original chrome and trim does remain in place, and provides a nice contrast to the Chrome Yellow paint, with items like the grille being in particularly good shape. Kudos to the builder for resisting the urge to add stripes, scoops, and spoilers, making this neat Falcon a very purposeful-looking machine.
The simple black bucket seat interior remains 100% business-oriented without losing its sense of style, New seat covers front and back have a great late-60s look and the compact interior is actually quite comfortable. The instrument panel is a neat-looking symmetrical housing with a wide speedometer in the center and heater controls on the right (note that the heater core is bypassed but the fan works). You can really tell how focused on performance these guys were when they were putting this car together, as even the original AM radio is still in place. The carpets are probably a few years old and show some light fading, but they're in good shape and I wouldn't worry about it. Auxiliary gauges under the dash monitor oil pressure, temperature, and voltage and that shifter is linked to a C4 3-speed automatic transmission. No power-robbing options, no weight-adding accessories, just a clean, no-nonsense interior that's ready to rumble.
The robust 302 cubic inch V8 is a formidable performer anywhere it's installed, but put it in a car with a curb weight of under 3000 pounds and you suddenly have a car with the power-to-weight ratio of a Cobra Jet Mustang. Topped by twin Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetors and a matching intake manifold, throttle response is RIGHT NOW and it has the most spectacular intake howl when you open all eight barrels. A lumpy camshaft gives it that hi-po idle and it pulls without seeming to run out of breath. And you can easily see that a lot of money went into the engine bay, whose satin black inner fenders and chrome dress-up parts, not to mention the Ford Blue engine itself, all look awesome. Long-tube headers feed a custom Flowmaster exhaust system with turn-downs just ahead of the rear axle, which is a rugged 8-inch that won't sweat it when you nail the throttle. Flashy Colorado Custom wheels totally fill the wheel wells and wear 245/40/18 front and 245/40/20 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials.
This cool Falcon represents a ton of performance in a reasonably-sized package, all at a very attractive price. Call today!
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