Sorted Simplicity: 1962 Ford Falcon Sedan – Sold?
July 30, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this Falcon “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
June 23, 2021 Update – We just came across a fresh listing for this 1962 Ford Falcon we first featured in May. In their latest Craigslist ad, the private seller lowered their asking price by $700 to $6,200.
While we personally think Ford’s 61-63 “Bullet Birds’ are one of the most attractive cars the company ever built, there’s a soft spot in our hearts for the sheer simplicity of the entry-level Falcon compact Ford sold at the same time. While Sprints and convertibles are finally starting to appreciate in both price and popularity, more ubiquitous sedans such as this white and red survivor originally listed in July 2021 in Garfield, New Jersey for $6,200 (originally the ask was $6,900 or best offer) are one of the few remaining under-$10K classic car bargains. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Falcon priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $4,900 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $9,800. As a second data point, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool indicates the asking price between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $5,700 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $8,300.
With what appears to be a freshly sorted car mechanically, all you have to do is replace the cracked windshield (still readily available), install the provided new headliner along with fresh carpets and you’ve got a great little classic cruiser on a budget.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Starts Drives Stops
170 engine, Automatic transmission
Solid floor pans and body
New: Exhaust, Fuel tank, fuel pump,4 tires, Starter solenoid, and battery.
Please see the last photo with a description of the engine work.
I will also include front and read window gaskets and a new roof liner.
Show or go: what would you do with this driver-quality Falcon? Comment below and let us know!