Sans Surfboard: 1963 Ford Falcon Station Wagon – Sold?
March 29, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “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.
With just about every vintage station wagon owner insisting on adding a luggage rack topped with a vintage surfboard, it’s refreshing to find an example that bucks the trend. That’s one of many many reasons we’re attracted to this 1963 Ford Falcon station wagon originally listed in February 2022 in Spanaway, Washington (Seattle). Appearing to be a 52K original mile survivor, in addition to power steering and brakes, this Falcon features its original interior well preserved under period-correct clear vinyl seat covers.
Currently listed for $11,000, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Falson priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $8,800 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $13,300. Interestingly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool the seller set their asking price right at this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $11,000.
Ford produced the Falcon from model years 1960 through 1970 in three distinct generations: 1960-1963, 1964-1965, and 1966-1970 (savvy readers may be quick to point out the ’70 1/2 model, but for us, that was just a rebadged Torino doesn’t really count!) In the late fifties, two trends in the U.S. emerged. First, the post World War II prosperity saw an increase in female drivers; consequently, many households could now afford a second car, provided it was inexpensive and economical. Second, the U.S. recession of the late 1950s had some consumers longing for a small car rather than the typical full-size offerings the “Big Three” historically focused on. Ford’s market research confirmed these emerging trends and the company launched its new Falcon line in the fall of 1959. All of the domestic manufacturers came to the same conclusion and launched their own line of compact cars in the early 1960s.
Early Falcons relied on a small 95 horsepower, 144 cubic inch Mileage Maker straight-six using a single barrel carburetor. Relying on modern unibody construction, the suspension was simple a scaled-down version of front coil springs and a solid axle mounted on leaf springs in the rear. Despite being smaller than full-size cars of the time, Falcons offered room for six passengers in reasonable comfort with its nondescript interior. Boasting about the Falcon’s 31.5 mpg fuel economy, the car was a huge sales success during its first three years of production, with nearly two million sold during that time frame.
The Osborn Tramain YouTube Channel features this 1963 Ford commercial highlighting the brand’s full line of station wagons:
This 1963 Ford Falcon station wagon is a nicely preserved and unmodified version that is a refreshing change of pace from what we usually come across. Here’s the seller’s description:
“1963 Ford falcon station wagon
original 6! cylinder Automatic power steering
and brakes it has the original interior that has been covered with plastic car runs amazing very clean inside and out all the gauges work somebody is going to really enjoy this car I do have some extra stuff That goes with the car I have a clean Washington title in hand engine is very reliable I am asking $11000. give me a call I don’t answer emails too often or check them.“
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