Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth , Texas
Here's a great example of the forerunner to Ford's muscle cars in a very appealing, open air form. This 1963 Ford Falcon Futura convertible has been lightly travelled since a restoration that left it looking sharp and running strong. It represents "the road less travelled" as far as vintage Fords are concerned, as you don't see many of its counterparts on the road anymore, and offers a solid, fulfilling vintage driving experience by way of its smoothly performing drivetrain.
Noble-looking and yet unassuming at the same time, this Falcon will put a smile on your face with just a quick glance. Its Peacock blue exterior is flat out magnetic - it's easy to see why this shade is so closely associated with calming the nerves and it displays a nice solid shine in this setting. It's ornamented by a collection of chrome that all represents well - the bumpers both fore and aft are straight and level, and the trim, badging and other bright work throughout is securely mounted and shows no glaring dings or divots. When a change in the weather calls for increased protection, there's a vinyl convertible top tucked neatly under its tonneau cover that's ready to spring into action. Its light tan color represents a nice change from more commonly encountered shades and really looks great against the blue of the rest of the exterior and its plastic rear window is crystal clear for maximum visibility.
The turquoise interior sports its original color and will transport you straight back to the early '60s just as soon as you climb inside. The front bench has recently been refurbished to its former glory, looking just as well-padded and inviting as it did when this Falcon first left the showroom floor. Its rear counterpart is still carrying what is likely its original cover, but whether due to light usage or extreme caution it, too, is looking pretty darned impressive, and both rows of seating loom over carpeting that's also aged well. The generously proportioned original steering wheel still holds its place on the column, while the dash area just beyond it is a definite high point for this Ford classic, harboring functional and readable gauges in its instrument cluster, as well as a full assortment of ivory-colored control knobs. The trunk area presents well - its interior walls look straight and sturdy and a full size spare is standing by on its vinyl lined floor.
The engine compartment looks pretty much as it did when this Falcon first hit the road, with a period-correct 260 cubic inch V8 sitting at its center, wearing a very sharp orange air cleaner and a pair of matching valve covers. The inner fenders, firewall and shock towers carry a coat of black paint to maintain their factory appearance and the assortment of belts and hoses they contain all look fresh and road ready. This '63 is a very solid driver - it holds the road well, its engine is running smooth and sounds great, while the 2-speed Ford-O-Matic transmission just behind it provides nice, precise shifts. 13" stock wired hubcaps add even more to its thoroughly appealing vintage vibe and are wrapped with Cooper Trendsetter tires.
This 1963 Ford Falcon Futura convertible offers the chance to put a nostalgia inducing, solid driving memento of the early '60s in your garage. Call today!
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