Be Very Afraid: 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible Project – Sold?
Do you enjoy the smell of heated and scraped old undercoating in the morning? Does the thought of drilling out hundreds of spot welds make you reach for your best plug-in drill? Then this 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint listed on Craigslist in Whitehall, Pennsylvania for $3,000 may be just the project for you. The current caretaker bought this project Sprint in 1990 claims he has not done a thing with it since. The Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool currently lists the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) value as $12,900 and the #2 “Excellent” appraisal is $32,100. The seller hints he is open to in-person cash offers. Since he hasn’t done anything with this car in 30 years, we recommend you meet him in person and offer $1,500 cash as that’s what he likely paid for it back in the day. If you can score this car for less than $2,000, you then have a theoretical budget of $30,000 to bring this Sprint back to its former glory without losing money.
If you haven’t sensed it already, I speak from a place of experience on this post. In 1994, I purchased a factory V8-powered, Wimbledon White-over-Rangoon Red Falcon convertible for $1,500 while living in Massachusetts. Shortly thereafter, my employer at the time relocated me back to Rochester, NY, and even picked up the tab on shipping the car before I proceeded to tear the thing apart over the next three years. By the middle of 1997, a second child was on the way and I was in the middle of finishing a graduate degree, so all the Falcon did was take up space in my garage. While I managed to replace the inner rocker panels to a point that the doors could open and close cleanly without sagging, it was still far from finished. I ended up selling it for what I paid ($1,500) and my lesson was learned.
So, if you have the skills, the equipment, and the space to bring this Falcon Sprint back from the brink, go for it. This V8-powered four-speed car has good bones to make a nice street machine or restomod. Otherwise, keep looking for a more solid project car to start with. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1963 1/2 Ford Falcon Futura Sport Convertible V-8 4 Speed.
If interested CALL tired of Scammer Texts!
I purchased this car in 1990 and has been sitting ever since. I do not know any of its past history of which did not matter to me at the time because it needed a COMPLETE MAKE OVER.
I was not looking for a numbers matching car and THIS CAR IS NOT! I wanted in todays terms make a Rest-O-Mod.
Body numbers read it is a Bucket Seat Car, 3.25 open rear, 4 speed trans, 260 cu In V-8.
I have been told that this is not a 260 cu. in. V-8 most likely a 289.
Car is not running, car has floor to rocker panel rot, doors open and close with some interference. Trunk area looks good with 1/4 panel lowers replaced at some point. Car is complete and has a clear Pa. Title in my name.
You must come see and make your own decisions and conclusions about this car.
Asking $3000.00 as is- where it sits, No Guarantees or Warranties. Car is located in Whitehall Pa. 18052.
Cash only at time of pick-up.
Open to in person cash offers.”
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