Wallflower: 1963 Ford Falcon Two Door Sedan – Sold?
October 23rd Update – We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this car expired and with no replacement listing found, we’re assuming this car sold. This one may have got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330
October 8th Update After first posting their ’63 Falcon Two-Door Sedan for $6,750 last month, the private seller just reduced their ask by $450 to $6,300. This appears to be a great driver-quality survivor featuring bare-bones transportation, 1963 style.
While the collector car hobby remains filled with over-restored muscle- and other special interest cars, we love how many others enjoy the hobby just as much with more mundane offerings such as this 58K original mile 1963 Ford Falcon two-door sedan first listed in September 2020 on Craigslist in Beacon, New York (Poughkeepsie) complete with its original patina’d paint and a revised asking price of $6,300. Comparing that price to the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has Falcon priced between the current #3 “Good” appraisal of $8,100 and the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $4,100. As a second data point, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool shows the asking price to fall between the #3 “Good” condition estimate of $4,750 and the #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $7,700.
When Ford introduced its Falcon line of front-engine, rear-drive, six-passenger, compact cars on September 2, 1959, the cars were a sales success for Ford initially, outselling Chrysler’s new Valiant, and Chevrolet’s Corvair. Ford offered the Falcon as two-door and four-door sedans, two-door and four-door station wagons, a two-door hardtop, a convertible, a sedan delivery, and even the Ranchero pickup body configurations.
Initially, Falcons relied on a small, lightweight 95 horsepower, 144 cubic inch “Mileage Maker” straight-six topped with a single-barrel carburetor. Ford engineers utilized unibody construction combined with a coil spring front suspension and leaf spring rear suspension. Conventional for the time drum brakes both front and rear handled stopping duties. A three-speed manual column shift was standard, while a two-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission could be had as an option.
Building on the success of the car in the early 1960s, for 1963 Ford expanded Falcon trim levels even more. There was now a four-door Futura and a Deluxe wagon. Futura Convertible and Futura Sports Convertible models were also included in the 1963 range. Later, hardtops, and the new “Sprint” model were introduced. Halfway through the model year (February 1963), the Fairlane’s 164 horsepower “Challenger” 260 cubic inch V8 engine became an option. The Falcon was climbing in trim level from its budget beginnings, as Ford attempted to wring more profit from the line.
Check out this Spring 1963 Ford Falcon and Fairlane extended commercial:
We just love the simplicity and patina of this low-mileage, bare-bones Falcon survivor and there aren’t many cars of this vintage left that can still be had in this condition for well less than ten large. These first-generation Falcons are incredibly simple to work on and we wonder how the inline-six sounds with a header and dual FlowMaster mufflers installed. This is one of those wallflower cars that will likely be a surprise hit at any car show you drive it to. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1963 Ford Falcon Tudor Sedan
Car runs and drives beautifully
Header with duel flow masters
Call with any questions
Too many new parts to list“
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