Concours Contestant: 1962 Ford Falcon Futura – Sold?
August 19, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this Ford 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.
Some dedicated Guys With Rides followers could make the case we call the end of the workweek “Falcon Fridays” as we frequently seem to find an example that motivates us to feature it. Our latest is this ready-for-show, freshly restored, bucket seat equipped, 1962 Falcon Futura originally listed in July 2021 on Craigslist in Skaneateles, NY (Syracuse) offered at $10,500 currently. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Futura priced exactly at this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $10,500. More appropriately, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool provides a realistic assessment as in this case the asking price falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $8,500 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $13,300.
Two years after the 1960 launch of their successful Falcon compact, Ford stylists gave the cars a mild restyle featuring a new grille up front and parking lights that moved down to the bumper, plus a simulated air intake on the hood. Both air conditioning and backup lamps were new factory options. The bucket-seat “Futura” model was offered with a slightly upgraded interior, factory-installed safety belts, different side trim (spears), and different emblems. Halfway through the model year, Ford changed the roofline at the back window to more of a Thunderbird design and offered a four-speed transmission for the first time. The two-door Futura sedan (also referred to as an ‘illusion hardtop’ because of the chrome trim around the side window opening) sported a flat rear window in place of the panoramic (wrap-around) window on earlier models to bring its design in line with other Ford cars of the era.
The Ford Falcon Club of America YouTube Channel has this 1960 Ford Falcon launch video posted:
The roofline of Falcon Futura featured here hints this car was a late 1962 build and we love the Wimbledon White over Rangoon Red color combination that looks good on just about any Ford from the early sixties. There aren’t too many cars featuring a fresh restoration you can buy for about ten thousand dollars anymore, so much like it was when new, this Futura is a great entry-level car to get into the car hobby.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1962 FORD FALCON FUTURA….2 DOOR AUTO…..TOTALLY RESTORED….JUST IN TIME FOR THE SYRACUSE NATIONALS…..170- 6 CYL…..BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC….$10,500 OR REASONABLE OFFER….ODOMETER SHOWS 97000 BUT ONLY 600 MILES SINCE RESTORATION.“
Show or go: what would you do with this restored Falcon? Comment below and let us know!