For Sale: 1970 Ford Falcon in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1970 Ford Falcon Sedan

For the 1970 model year, the Ford Motor Company offered two completely different products that wore the familiar Falcon nameplate, and enthusiasts have been scratching their heads ever since. As Ford's replacement for the Falcon in the Detroit compact class, the new Maverick boasted pony car-like long-hood/short-deck styling, an updated version of the Falcon's versatile unit-construction chassis, and a bargain-basement price of just $1995. As the Mavericks filled up the dealer network, the trusty '66-'69-style Falcon was continued with almost no changes for MY 1970 but only until the end of the '69 calendar year. 1970 1/2 Falcon, as the sales folders described it, was available as a four-door sedan, four-door wagon, or a two-door sedan. Since it was built on the intermediate Fairlane/Torino platform, this Falcon boasted a longer 117-inch wheelbase. And even more interesting, it could be ordered with the full slate of Fairlane/Torino driveline options, including the mighty 429 Cobra Jet V8, and a small number of such cars were actually produced. This mildly confusing product alignment didn't last long, however. For 1971, the Maverick became available as a four-door and meanwhile, the Fairlane and Falcon names were dropped. All the Ford mid-sized models for 1971 wore Torino badges.

For consignment, a resto-modded half year model from the Ford camp. It is the very rare Falcon nameplate attached to the sleek Torino body all bathed in Grabber Blue with tons of extras in the form of a worked 351ci V8, a modern Tremec transmission, 4 wheel disc brakes, some shaving of the trim, and some trick suspension...just the way the engineers at Ford should have built them.

Exterior
With laser straight steel body panels wrapped in Grabber Blue, we note the absence of any badging save for the 351 call out on the hood scoop. All window trimmings have been finished in black and shaved door handles and locks. Body matched racing mirrors adorn the doors, a top dead centered hood scoop resting in the black single stripe decal on the hood that pauses for the roof and picks back up again on the downward sweeping trunk lid, which is complimented nicely by the added rear spoiler. Up front, a body matching bumper is sandwiched between the added chin spoiler and blacked out grille with halo style exposed headlights. More black striping runs the length of the rockers and is framed at both ends by 18-inch American Racing Hopster wheels for that "just right" look. Gaps are well maintained and the panel alignment is bordering on laser straight. The side markers on the new for '70 coke bottle slab sides have been shaved and are now simple flush mount LED bulbs. Rounding out our tour is the deeply inset flat faced rear panel with 4 simple ovoid shaped tail lights. This bird is ready to fly!

Interior
A swing of the door, and we are met with a black vinyl covered door panel with vertical stitching and a thin chrome band surrounding the armrest and door release and some corresponding spear pattern stitching. A chrome toggle for the sport mirror is also noted. Moving inside we sit on a black vinyl body hugging bucket seats with ample bolsters and a full bench in the rear, all in excellent condition. A black vinyl covered custom console splits the buckets and has been fitted with rocker switches for the power windows, a pair of polished cup holders, the black ball topped Hurst shifter and aftermarket AM/FM/CD radio. Below, black carpet covers the floor, and also has no fading or staining and I adore the indigo courtesy lights that illuminate upon entry. The headliner displays with some wrinkling but is tear free. Let's just say for this interior black is beautiful, especially the black padded dash with a bevy of Speedhut black face gauges all controlled via a new Painless wiring harness and the slide controls for the freshly installed Vintage Air.

Drivetrain
Again nicely presented, the engine bay is like new with a full coating of Grabber Blue to highlight the 351ci Windsor V8 resting within the bay. This mill has been bored .030 over, been fitted with a competition street roller cam, a polished Edelbrock intake manifold and is topped with Edelbrock aluminum cylinder heads. MSD electronic fuel injection is in charge of the air and fossil metering and some polished aluminum is on for the air cleaner and valve coverings. Backing this mighty Windsor up is a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission with a McLeod racing clutch sending power back to a Ford 9" rear axle with 2.70 TracLoc gearing. As an added bonus a Billet Specialties Tru-Trac belt drive system has been bolted to the front of the mill and an aluminum radiator with a Black Magic electric cooling fan is on to keep the temperatures in check.

Undercarriage
Rust free and structurally sound underneath with miles of black steel for the flooring, unibody, suspension and rockers. Not even surface rust has made an appearance down below. I can note independent coil spring suspension on front, and leaf springs for the rear along with Wilwood disc brakes all around. Hooker ceramic coated headers are on for the exhale and the exhaust snakes its way rearward via a pair of Flowmaster mufflers.

Drive-Ability
A turn of the key and it was off to church we drove.....well actually there was no church but I certainly was screaming for god when my crack decoder put this half year wonder through its paces. Actually, it performed well, all was working and it did just great on the test track showing little signs of weakness. All clean and all like new with the modifications dictating all this greatness.

Well maintained and planned, wonderfully modified, rust free, a Grabber Blue respray, beautiful custom interior, and some power under the hood, you are ready to put a tiger in your tank and burn some rubber!

OA26L211397

0-1970
A-Atlanta, GA Assy Plant
26-Falcon 2 Door Sedan
L-250ci Inline 6 Cylinder
211397-Sequential Unit Number

DOOR STICKER

BODY 62A-Falcon 2 Door Sedan
COLOR P-Medium Ivy Green
TRIM 2A-Black Vinyl
AXLE 6-3.00 Conventional
TRANS W-C4 Automatic
DSO 61-Dallas

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.

Vehicle Details

  • 1970 Ford Falcon
  • Listing ID: CC-1654687
  • Price: $74,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Falcon
  • Exterior Color:Grabber Blue
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:1104
  • Stock Number:4530
  • VIN:OA26L211397
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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