Seeing Red: 1963 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible – $13,000

Jun 2020 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

Matching interior and exterior colors was a popular trend in the 1960’s and one of the best was when Ford offered Rangoon Red both in and out on its convertibles such as this 1963 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible listed yesterday here on Craigslist in Salem Connecticut featuring a new top with an asking price of $13,000.   Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Falcon priced $800 above the current #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $12,200.  If you are serious about buying this Falcon, you can start the conversation by only calling Al at 860-857-6165 and when you do please remember to mention you saw his all red droptop featured here on

Excerpt from the Hagerty Insurance Valuation Tool:

The 1963 Ford Falcon continued its trajectory as a compact that could be all things to all people. After the refresh for 1962, the Falcon received a few mild-yet-distinctive styling tweaks, such as a new grille pattern, reshuffled trim, and optional back-up lights centered in the taillights.

The standard Falcon continued to demonstrate “the great fun there is in saving money.” The compact held the all-time Mobil Economy Run record and twice-a-year maintenance were two big things backing up its economy credentials. Deluxe trim experienced its yearly shuffling, which now included a longitudinal spear that started from the taillight to the Falcon logo on the front fender.

The Futura series went through a few changes for 1963. The Futura merely became a premium trim level identified by special side trim including a spear culminating to a prominent arrowhead on the front fender. Inside, vinyl and cloth trim was standard, with several choices of pleated vinyl available as an option. And for the convertible, a power top and the 170 Special Six were standard.

The pleated bucket seats and console that were a signature of the initial Futura series was now reincarnated as the two-door Falcon Futura Sports Sedan and Falcon Futura Sports Convertible.

The seller does not provide much information in his post, so you’ll have to interview him over the phone to confirm more details.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s brief description:



Please call Al @ 860-857-6165


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