A red convertible with bucket seats, four-on-the-floor, and a V8
under the hood is exactly what we all love. So take a look at this
1963 Ford Falcon Futura, because it gets it right, and it does it
right from the start.
This is a Falcon for those who like a hint of aggressive nature. Mag wheels, classic Firestone Wide Oval tires, and wide dual exhaust tips are all great sports car pieces, but this convertible goes further. It was upgraded to red paint later in life to give it a very sleek personality. Plus, everything from the hint of a hood scoop to the spear-like full-length side trim are great touches of sportiness. So this really does have that kind of appearance you'll love to just take on the open road. And wherever you arrive, this one even has a story to tell. This Falcon was originally ordered for Ford's #22 Charlotte sales region, which means it likely spent most of its 55 years right near our showroom!
While the black folding roof looks great against the exterior, the red interior with the red exterior is what you'll really love. It has a slightly deeper tone inside to give this drop top a European-like impression. Bucket seats and a floor shifter are exactly what you want in a driver's classic. Speaking of classic, the bright trim on the center console, flowing across the dash, embedded in the seats, and so much more gives this a terrific vintage appeal. But you'll also notice some fun upgrades like the wood-like appearance of the steering wheel (it goes well with the classic "Aoogah" horn) and the AM/FM/cassette stereo w/digital tuner that provides better driving tunes.
The motor is the same 260 cubic-inch V8 that found a home in the early Mustangs. This power plant is presented nicely in the engine bay with the bright air topper and the famous Ford blue on the valve covers and engine block. You also see the signs of good care with well-maintained belts, hoses, and wiring. Even the correct FoMoCo washer fluid bag is in place! With this kind of tidy presentation, it should be no surprise that the motor fires right up, and it even gives a hint of the classic V8 rumble thanks to the dual exhaust. Out on the road, the control of the four-speed manual transmission and the Falcon's lightweight nature combine to make terrific classic convertible driving experience.
Bright, complete, and truly interesting - this is the droptop classic that's both a driver and has a story to tell. So don't let this Falcon get away, call today!
The Pick of the Day is a restored coupe that looks factory stock but packs a high-performance street rod drivetrain
The Pick of the Day is a V8-powered Sprint version of the Ford compact convertible
The Pick of the Day is a 1965 Ford Falcon Squire, a compact station wagon in bright red with faux wood trim and chrome wire-wheel hubcaps, and powered by a 289cId V8.
Shortly before the advent of the Mustang as a midyear 1964 model, the hot ticket among compact Fords was the Falcon Sprint.
Spring has sprung, so it’s time to dust off the ragtop and go cruising.
OK, I admit it. I’m a sucker for Ford Falcons, most likely because my mom owned a ’63 Falcon sedan during my formative years.
To draw attention to the Falcon model line at the start of the Ford “Total Performance Era,” the Sprint model was added to the lineup in mid-1963.
Pick of the Day being offered by same dealership that sold it to previous owner
The British company will stage its 8th annual Arizona collector car sale in January