Fast Falcon: 1963 Ford Falcon Convertible – SOLD!
With the prices of even poor quality first-generation Ford Mustang convertibles now averaging in the mid-teens, a better value for your money these days is a similar vintage Falcon such as the powder blue over white example posted on Craigslist in Bensalem, Pennsylvania the private seller (and apparent avid car collector) has listed for $12,500. With only a brief description provided and no sign of “Sprint” fender tags, we believe this is likely a Futura trim level car. The Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for Futura convertibles confirms current caretaker has his Falcon priced $1,000 above the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $11,500.
Ford produced the first generation of its entry-level economy car Falcon from 1960 through 1963. While the vast majority of these first-generation cars came equipped with inline-six-cylinder power, for 1963 Ford added a 260 cubic inch small block V8 to the option sheet to compete with the sporty compacts offered by other other domestic manufacturers. While six-cylinder variants accelerate at a very leisurely pace, the V8-powered cars offered much better acceleration.
With room for five in an attractive convertible body that fits in most garages with room to spare, this Falcon makes a great entry-level collector car you can enjoy with your family. We love the “Sleeper” vibe this Falcon gives as other than the Torino GT wheels, the balance of the powder blue exterior looks completely stock. Underneath however, the warmed-over 289 cubic inch V8 connected to a floor-shifted Borg-Warner T-10 that sends power to a Traction-Loc equipped eight-inch, five-bolt rear axle. Controlling that power is a front disc brake conversion. As long as your in-person inspection confirms the underbody of this Falcon is rust-free and the doors don’t sag when opened, you’ll be buying a fun little cruiser. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s brief description:
“289 V8 Borg Warner T10 4 speed 8 inch Positraction (sic) rear many new parts runs and drives great“
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