Price: US $11,995.00 Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Falcon
  • SubModel: Futura
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 5
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 87,875
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 170 Inline V6
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1963 Ford Falcon Futura

In case you haven't noticed, as prices are on the way up, o what better way to enjoy a vintage drop-top than this affordable, fficient 1963 Ford Falcon Futura convertible. You may also have not seen one this well-preserved recently, nd for a car that had modest aspirations, t sure gets a lot of attention out on the street.It's bright Rangoon Red, he classic Ford color that looks great on any mid-60s Ford product, articularly the Falcon and its cousin the Mustang. The preservation is pretty impressive, lthough we're guessing it's been repainted once in the past 50 years. However, t offers nice sheetmetal that shows well; just look at how sharp the character lines are, articularly around the rear quarters. Historians will recall that the Falcon is a unit-body, ut the doors fit well and don't sag, nd the gaps are even all around. With the round taillights and long stainless side trim, t almost looks like a miniature Galaxie, hich was the top-of-the-line Futura's mission. The paint has a great shine that isn't too hard for a 50-year-old convertible, aking this a car that will be welcome just about anywhere it goes. The chrome is in good shape for its age, ll the stainless shines up nicely, nd the emblems look crisply rendered against the red paint. This car looks a lot more expensive than it is, ut don't worry, e won't tell!The Futura's interior was built for comfort and practicality, ith wide bench seats that'll carry four in style and six in a pinch. We're guessing that the upholstery has been replaced at some point, imply because the seats are just too nice to be original, nd they're matched by a pair of gorgeous door panels with bright metal inserts that look expensive. The dash hasn't been baked by the sun, nd the carpets show minimal fading, hich is important in a convertible. The instruments are original and might be showing their age a bit, ut they work correctly and the lettering is bright and crisp. There's a factory AM radio in the dash, hich still works and appears to be one of the few options this car carries. This modest Falcon also carries a nice-fitting white power convertible top and a correct red boot to give it a finished look. The trunk is also correct, ith a plaid mat and full-sized spare with matching hubcap.The lightweight Falcon carried a 170 cubic inch inline six that was all about fuel economy. However, t scoots around town and feels lively from behind the wheel and has a great six-cylinder burble from the single tailpipe out back. The block wears black paint and the bright orange valve cover makes it look sporty, nd with a few factory-style details like the decal on the air cleaner, t looks fairly correct. The rest of the powertrain is made up of a 3-speed manual transmission that's fun to row through the gears and a 3.50 gearset out back, o the Falcon cruises on the highway without working hard. The floors are shockingly clean, uggesting that this car has lived a long, ealthy life someplace warm and you'll have no worries about this unit-body ragtop getting weak in the middle. It also wears 185/70/13 blackwall radials on a set of wire wheelcovers that were part of the Sprint package, o it has the right look.With bulletproof mechanicals and an honest look, ou can buy this Falcon with confidence without spending too much. Drop-top Ford fun at a bargain price. Call now!