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Posted on Craigslist in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania is driver quality, V8 powered 1964 Ford Falcon Futura the private seller is currently asking $10,000 for. Based on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool means the current caretaker has their Falcon priced $2,700 less than the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) level.
In the fall of 1963, Ford launched its second generation 1964 Falcon featuring more squared off styling. Using a coil spring front suspension and leaf springs in back all supporting unitized body construction, convertibles added a plate running underneath the front seat connecting the rocker panels to regain the structural rigidity lost by removing the steel roof. 1964 was the second year for the Falcon’s V8 option: early cars that year came equipped with Ford’s 260 cubic inch V8 while later models such as the example featured here started to get the larger 289 cubic inch mill. Ford’s launch of the Mustang in April 1964 cannibalized sales of V8 powered Futuras and Sprints as consumers quickly realized they could get the same options and much of the same switchgear in a more stylish body for just a few dollars more.
The private seller of this driver quality Falcon reports his Futura is a “good old car you can drive anywhere” and provides a great set of pictures, including several shots of the undercarriage which confirm this Falcon is structurally sound. The Mustang style front bench seat, floor console, and door cards are a clear sign the interior has been thoroughly redone: as a former ’64 Futura convertible owner, the author can attest the interior panels are not what came from the factory. The five-bolt aftermarket rims provide a clue this example left the factory with a V8 although a check of the VIN will confirm whether it was a late-year car with the 289- in lieu of the earlier 260 cubic inch small block V8. The undercarriage photos confirm there are leaks that need to be addressed.
Overall, we love these second-generation Falcons as they provide the exact same driving experience as the Mustang little brother yet are a much rarer sight at most car shows. While this example won’t win any originality trophies, it’s the perfect classic car you can enjoy the Fall with now and sort the items needing TLC over the winter months. Good luck with the purchase!
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