Grandma’s Car: 1967 Falcon Futura – SOLD!
January 29, 2021 Update – Offered at less than three grand, we weren’t surprised to see how quickly this Falcon Futura sold. While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
A no-frills four-door sedan. How many of us have a grandmother who opted for brand new, economical transportation such as this 1967 Ford Falcon Futura? This 62.3K original mile example, was originally listed by a grandchild of the original owner in January 2021 on Craigslist Walpole, Massachusetts for only $2,750. Comparing this price against the Collector Car Market Review confirms this grandchild has their grandmother’s priced between the #4 “Fair” appraisal of $1,650 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $3,150.
For the 1966 model year, Ford launched the third generation Falcon, based on a shortened Fairlane platform with revised styling. At the top of the line was the highly-trimmed Futura Sports Coupe, which featured chrome side window frames, giving this two-door sedan the look of a hardtop. It also featured a premium all-vinyl interior. Believe it or not, the heater-defroster system became standard starting in 1966. Brakes were 9-in for six-cylinder Falcons, and 10-in for V8s. The two-door hardtop and convertible were dropped, while the station wagon and Ranchero were moved to a larger platform shared with the contemporary Fairlane. The Ranchero left the Falcon line and adopted the Fairlane’s front sheet metal for 1967. The 1967 models were mostly the same as the 1966 models, but more Federally-mandated safety equipment was added, including a dual-circuit brake system, energy-absorbing steering wheel with a large, padded center hub, 4-way flashers, soft interior panels, mountings for front shoulder belts (which were available as an option), and a reminder seat belt reminder light.
The King Rose Archives currently features this three-minute dealer overview video highlighting the ’67 Falcon range:
This Falcon is a perfect example of how it’s still possible to get into the classic car hobby on the cheap. Like it or not, this vintage of Falcon will likely never increase much in value, especially in sedan form. Consequently, while it would a money-losing proposition to restore this car to its original glory, much fun could be had to make this Falcon a “sleeper” with the right combination of V8 and Mustang suspension and braking upgrades. Whichever path you choose to take, good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1967 Ford Falcon Futura. 4 door sedan. Original owner/family. My grandmother bought this car new in 1967.
It’s a nice car that needs some restoration. The car runs and drives. It should get a new interior as the existing one is dry rotting and it will need the quarter panels done. The car has never been in an accident and has good bones.
Just needs the right owner. I have some of the original papers including the dealership sale papers.
200 CI engine.“
Restore or driver as-is: What would you do with this Falcon Futura? Comment below and let us know!