Paint or Patina: 1965 Ford Falcon Wagon Project – SOLD!

Mar 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

March 23, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “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.

We never hesitate to feature a vintage Ford Falcon wagon. While the ones we’ve featured ranged from stock restored to street machine, this V8-powered 1965 Falcon originally listed in March 2021 on Craigslist in Salisbury, North Carolina (Charlotte) is a non-drivable but solid project car. The asking price of $2,000 is well below the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool’s #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) value of $6,500 and the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool’s similar Condition 4 rating of $3,825.

Based on the pictures, this Falcon wagon appears to be a 289-powered, mid-level “Deluxe” trim example. The seller reports this car has the desirable and rare-for-the-time power rear window. While some of the driver’s side stainless trim is missing, the period-correct roof rack appears to be completely intact.  Both the seller and the pictures indicate this Falcon is in need of complete restoration, so the only question is which path you would take with this car: would you restore it with a like-new paint job or would you get it sorted mechanically, redo the interior, and drive it with the existing patina.  These days, we would lean towards the latter idea, but that’s just us.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“good restorable ford falcon wagon….V-8 original car….needs total restoration…missing radiator….power back glass option car….$2000

Paint or Patina: what would you do with this Falcon project?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Tony Gasperino

    Power steering or a/c


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