With its V8 power, a great factory color combination, and power
folding roof, it's hard to beat this 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint
convertible for vintage top-down fun on a budget.
The Ford Falcon is the car that fathered the Mustang, and now that it has matured into vintage status, you can really see the grown-up appeal on this convertible. This is especially true when the economy car roots are erased on the top of the line Futura trim. The bright work gives this car its premium appeal, and so it's great to see everything complete, including the beautiful chrome bumpers, intricate grille, rocket-inspired taillights, and the Futura side trim that seems to keep this convertible pointing forward. Even the wire wheel covers are correct on this classic. All of this shows exceptionally well against a shiny application of the factory-correct Rangoon Red.
The white convertible top gives this one a sunny day personality even when the weather isn't as nice. But with the flip of a switch, the power top goes down to reveal a different personality. After all, a black bucket seat interior instantly gives this one a more powerful presence. Plus, there's plenty of shine on the door panels, dash, and center console to make this one the kind of classic presence you'll love sharing with the world. Everything looks correct from the three-spoke steering wheel, to the heat/defrost controls, to the factory AM radio that's still on display. And the center-mounted tach is a special feature to remind you that this is a range-topping V8 Falcon Futura Sprint.
Not only does this one carry the correct colors inside and out, but also the 260 cubic-inch V8 under the hood is believed to be original to the car. It was rebuilt over its lifetime, and there's also plenty of flair with the valve covers, air topper, and other components polished for a bright shine. The engine is the same V8 that found a home in the early Mustangs, and when combined with a Holley four-barrel carburetor and a Flowmaster dual exhaust, this one gives you plenty of hints at pony power. But with features like power steering and the Ford-o-Matic automatic transmission (also believed to be original,) you really know this one was built to be a great all-day cruiser.
The Futura Sprint convertible was the top-of-the-line Falcon, and even cost more than a base Mustang when it debuted the next year. Not many were willing to pay this much, and thus, this is the rarest of the '63 Falcons by far. So when you can find a high quality example with great originality and a value price, you know this is a deal that will be moving quickly. Call now!
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