1962 Ford Van - "Falcon Station Bus"

Price: US $4,500.00 Item location: North Plains, Oregon, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: E-Series Van
  • SubModel: Station Bus
  • Type: Standard Passenger Van
  • Trim: Falcon
  • Year: 1962
  • Mileage: 111,000
  • VIN: E11TH298528
  • Color: Light Blue
  • Engine size: 170 CID
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Regular LEADED
  • Transmission: 3 on the tree
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Light Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1962 Ford E-Series Van Falcon

I hate to part with this van! I've owned it since 1991 and I acquired it from my dad, who was the second owner. He purchased it in the late 70's. I had always envisioned turning it into a show-quality van, but as is the case with most people, that never materialized. I have other big plans in life now, so sadly the time has come to let it go.

The official name for it is 1962 Ford Falcon Station Bus, and it is under the E100 umbrella. Because it is a "Station Bus," it was meant to be a multi-row seating passenger van, and while it does have original brackets to mount bench seats to, I have never seen them so I cannot confirm nor deny that they were ever there. If you want to add them, it should be super easy.

I used to be very diligent about taking it out on the weekends to keep the old bones moving, however I have failed to do so for the last 5-6 years, and it has not been run at all. It will need some work to become roadworthy (so bring a trailer!). A fuel system flush, fluids change, new battery, tires, and brakes are the biggest hitters. Otherwise, it should run just fine like it always had. The good news is, it has been garaged for the last 12+ years, so it is not taking a beating from the environment like many do.

The interior is empty other than the front portion - seats, heater, etc, all there. The seats are "newer" though, from a 1980's Ford Aerostar. No rear seats at all, just metal painted to match the exterior. All latches, locks, knobs, levers, etc, function like "new" with one exception: the steering wheel has some small cracks in it, and the center piece (horn button) is not installed, but I do have it and will include it in the sale.

There are a couple of very small rust spots on the rear wheel wells, but not bad at all. Otherwise, the body is in fantastic shape. You can see a darker blue spot on the rear door - there was some rust building there that I removed and immediately painted to prevent further damage. That held well - it was done about 25 years ago.

I have made a couple of minor mods over the years as follows:

  • replaced air cleaner with a non-oil bath type, but I do have the original oil bath air cleaner
  • replaced seats - unfortunately I did not keep the originals (the ones in it are junk too)
  • tires and wheels - I did not keep the original wheels
  • removed seatbelts (was not law to have them at the time), but I do still have them
  • I had added a stereo that was later stolen - the dash is intact, but there are holes in each front door to fit a 6x9 speaker (they were Infinity Kappa 3-way - killer speakers that I'll throw in if you want them)
  • added an antenna for the stereo
  • rear view mirror is aftermarket
  • tinted windows
  • replaced muffler with a Cherry Bomb
  • the 1BBL Holley was replaced - I do have the original
  • replaced oil fill cap - do have original

I have aftermarket service manuals for it (Chilton's as well as reproduction actual OEM manuals), along with several catalogs for parts resources (acquired pre-internet). I have lots of old repair tickets as well, which obviously is not a big deal, but there may be valuable info within them that helps tell the story of why some things are the way they are. It's all included in the sale, along with all of the misc parts mentioned above.

Without digging through the repair tickets, the repairs I can think of not mentioned in the "mods" list above are:

  • rebuilt heater core
  • new start coil
  • new starter
  • rebuilt generator (yes, it is a generator!)
  • new fuel pump
  • new motor mounts
  • new kingpins in front steering rack
  • new passenger side window broken when stereo was stolen
  • usual stuff - radiator cap and hoses, thermostat, some lamps, headlights, and a few other little things that fail on old vans

It even comes with the ORIGINAL keys (and some duplicates)! It also has the original (or close to it at the very least) spare tire and wheel.


Now for the not-so-fun stuff…

  • Serious inquires only, please.
  • Buyer is 100% responsible for picking it up ON A TRAILER. I say again – ON A TRAILER! I cannot allow anyone to try to drive it – it’s just not safe until the tires and brakes have been addressed.
  • No repairs until it leaves my property!
  • Cash or cashier's check only - no exceptions.
  • No warranties, no returns.
  • Once I have the money in-hand and you have it on-trailer, that's it - the deal is final.