1965 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible
The Ford Falcon was built by the Ford Motor Company from 1960
through 1970. During these years, the Falcon was offered in many
shapes and sizes to include two and four door sedans, two and four
door station wagons, two door hardtops, convertibles, sedan
deliveries and Rancheros. The original Mustang actually evolved
from the development of the Falcon. For the 1964 model year, Ford
added a Sprint Package, which gave the Falcon the Fairlane's 260ci
V8, a stiffer suspension, and a louder exhaust.
For consignment a Falcon Futura convertible with the venerable
200ci inline 6, an exterior color change, and a nicely done
interior. An early renowned "compact", appealed to the families who
would use it as everyday transportation or as a second car.
Accordingly, the car's design adopted a modern styling theme that
features excellent proportions and minimal trim. This one is a
driver, presents nicely, and drives fab!
Bedecked in a respray of red this car has no rust, and the paint
presents very well and is miles deep. Take a deep dive into the fit
and finish and you will be impressed. From its ever so slightly
growing trim spear starting from the front and leading to the rear
of the back quarter ending at the very edge of the rear quarter
panel we can see some added excitement in the form of white filling
in the spear. We do note that the grille, while in very nice shape,
is from a 1964 Falcon. The back panel of this car utilizes turbine
style round taillights which flank a shiny badge with a flying
falcon emblazoned within it. Both bumpers are new and pristine, and
the white convertible top which presents to us in tear free form
has only minor soiling and a clear plastic rear window. This top is
power actuated and goes up and down with no issues thanks in part
to the new top cylinders and lines. Chrome wire hubcaps are wrapped
in thin whitewall rubber and are looking just fab.
Swinging one of the doors, it immediately shows off with its black
metal top sill with Futura badging in the center, aluminum
horizontal ribbed trim centerpiece, and some ribbed back vinyl on
the bottom. A handle and a window crank in shiny condition are in
this sea of textural and visual eye candy. We note that black tape
has been applied over speaker holes that were cut in the panel at
one time. Modern Front low back leather buckets in black with tuck
and roll inserts and smooth bolsters have been installed and
deliver extra comfort for both the driver and passenger. The
original style upholstery is on the rear seats, where we see a
bench version in very nice condition. A small center console sits
between the buckets, and floats in a sea of clean black carpeting.
The dash front in brushed aluminum matte finish panels which frames
above and below, a centrally located back finished horizontal
stripe at the midpoint of the metal. An original radio which still
works, is seen in the dash. Hanging from the dash is an aftermarket
Sunpro tachometer. A new dash pad covers this alluring dash, and an
original steering wheel, well preserved, fronts this dash.
Sitting in the nicely restored engine bay is an original to this
car 200ci inline 6-cylinder. A beneficiary of a recent tune up
including cap, wires, condenser, and points and looking snappy with
the black painted block, red valve cover and air cleaner assembly.
A rebuilt 3-speed manual transmission is on back and a Ford
7.25-inch rear with 2.83 gears is the axle setup.
All cleaned up and obviously garaged most of its life, this car has
no rust, is very sound structurally, and has independent front with
coil springs suspension, a leaf sprung back suspension (with new
shocks all around), and drum brakes complete the package. Single
exhaust with a stock style muffler sends spent gasses to the rear
and underneath are just fiiiine-O-mite!
A super quick starter, smooth idle while she warms up, and we're
off! Nice power and pickup, fine handling and no inoperable devices
to speak of, even the top toggle. A truly fine ride that can be
enjoyed in warm weather and during the top up months.
To sum it up, a nice example of the 65 Falcon with the Futura
option added from the factory. A power top for some open-air
motoring, nice paint and a fab interior plus this car was getting
ooohs and ahhhs before it even hit the showroom floor. Is this
classic in your Futura?
H-Lorain, OH Assy Plant
15-Falcon Futura Convertible Bench Seat
T-200ci I6 1bbl 120hp
131116-Sequential Unit Number
BDY 76A-Falcon Futura Convertible Bench Seat
COLOR R-Charcoal Green
TRIM 58-Gold Vinyl
DATE 16K-October 16th
AXLE 2-2.83 Conventional
TRANS 6-C4 Dual Range Automatic
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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
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