1962 Ford Falcon Futura
The Ford Falcon was an automobile which was produced by Ford from
1960 to 1970 across three generations. It was a sales success for
Ford initially, outselling rival compacts from Chrysler and General
Motors introduced at the same time. The television marketing for
this model featured the first animated appearances of the
characters from Charles Schulz's acclaimed comic strip, Peanuts,
with announcer contribution from Paul Frees.
This car, an early renowned "muscle car" appealed to all walks of
life, from the youth who wanted to feel its power, to the families
who would use it as everyday transportation. Accordingly, the car's
design adopted a modern styling theme that features excellent
proportions and minimal trim. We have a well-preserved car, with a
respray that matches the factory paint, clean interior, and 82K
plus mile car. Step back into the Futura.
At the front of this coupe, a simple chrome bumper centers two
clear parking lamps below bright headlights and a straight aluminum
grille. Above that grille, a sculpted hood hangs minimalist "FORD"
lettering between classy gunsight fender toppers, a chromed hood
scoop, and like-new glass that's framed in straight stainless trim,
mirrored stainless wipers. Correct chrome mirrors and traditional
chrome door handles perfectly complement great looking Castillian
Gold paint which is looking fab overall. A wavy textured
cream-colored vinyl top is on, and the "C" pillar sports a flying
bird FUTURA badge. On back are the Ford jet engine style round
taillights, and dual button styled round backup lights on the rear
panel just below the trunk lid. Nice shiny bumpers adorn the fore
and aft, and "faux" front quarter vents are looking good as well.
Standard FUTURA 13 inch badged chromed with just a hint of blue and
white paint wheel covers are wrapped by wide white bias ply
All original red vinyl bucket front seats, and bench rear seats
showing red piping all around, are in superior condition. Noted is
a snazzy chrome ribbed center console which goes well with the
seats. Red carpeting covers the floor, and the Falcon dual bumped
up dash in red and highlighted aluminum set into a black field
displays the necessary analog gauges. You can spin a white steering
wheel to your heart content, as well as push on the half circled
chromed interior horn rim, because these are excellently preserved
and clean. An original AM radio is seen. Headliner is tight and
unmarred, as are door panels, and all window mechanicals and
actuators. A shout out to the trunk which is covered with original
factory checkered plaid vinyl in excellent condition.
A 170ci inline 6-cylinder engine is seen under the hood. This is in
beautifully rebuilt (around 70K miles) condition with jet black
engine bay, block and supple wires and hoses. It is topped with a
red valve cover which is excellent, and a red air cleaner cover,
which has a 1-barrel carburetor underneath feeding the inline 6
cylinder. 2 speeds for the Ford-O-Matic transmission makes it go,
and it pushes power rearward to a 3.50 axle.
With plenty of rustproofing texture paint covering the floorpans,
rockers, toe kicks and trunk panels, there is no rust seen.
Presenting not only very nicely, but also very simply we can see
independent, coil springs for the front, and leaf springs for the
back, and drum brakes for all 4 corners. All mechanicals underneath
the vehicle are in very good condition and make it worth your while
to gaze at the underside photos to get a real appreciation of this
Off to the grocery store for this Futura, it started right up, and
ran like a dream come true. Good acceleration, smooth automatic
shifting, and the interior was very comfortable and roomy. The
radio was inoperable, but all else passed the functions testing
Obviously appreciated over the years by regular maintenance, and
care, the pride shows in this awesome example of early Ford candy
for the masses, way before they knew it was going to be a possible
muscle. An original car, that is priced right, and is getting ooohs
and ahhhs before it even hit the showroom floor. Is this classic in
your Futura? It should be because it's a great survivor.
H-Lorain, OH Assy Plant
19-Sport Futura 2 Door
U-170ci Inline 6
221221-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 62C-2 Door Falcon Futura
COLOR I-Castillian Gold
DATE 28D-April 28th
DSO 15-Newark, NJ
TRANS 3-2spd Ford O Matic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.