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1964 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible
The Ford Falcon was built by the Ford Motor Company from 1960 through 1970. During these years, the Falcon was offered in many shapes and sizes to include two and four door sedans, two and four door station wagons, two door hardtops, convertibles, sedan deliveries and Rancheros. The original Mustang actually evolved from the development of the Falcon. For the 1964 model year, Ford added a Sprint Package, which gave the Falcon the Fairlane\'s 260ci V8, a stiffer suspension, and a louder exhaust.
For consignment, a Falcon Futura convertible with a rebuilt 170ci inline 6, an older restoration retaining the factory exterior color, and a nicely done interior in the original color also. An early renowned \"compact\", appealed to the families who would use it as everyday transportation or as a second car. Accordingly, the car\'s design adopted a modern styling theme that features excellent proportions and minimal trim. This one is a driver, presents nicely, and drives fab!
Bedecked in a respray of Raven Black, (Nevermore!), this car has a few rust bubbles, and the paint presents as nice but in need of a good buffing and waxing. From its paperclip shaped trim spear starting from the front and leading to the rear of the back quarter ending with a crescendo of chromed chevrons, we can see some added excitement in the form of a flying Falcon badge behind the front wheels. A clean stainless eggcrate grille with floating highlights in each crate let the crowd know that you have arrived. The back panel of this car utilizes turbine style round taillights which flank a shiny badge with Futura and a runoff textured aluminum rear trim. Both bumpers are new and pristine, and the newer professionally installed white convertible top presents to us in tear free form is very clean and has a clear plastic rear window. This top is power actuated and goes up and down with ease and chrome wire hubcaps with faux spinners are wrapped in thin whitewall rubber and look just fab.
Swinging one of the doors, it immediately shows off with its red metal top sill with Futura badging in the center, aluminum horizontal ribbed trim centerpiece, and some ribbed red vinyl on the bottom. A handle and a window crank in shiny condition are in this sea of textural and visual eye candy. In front, a low back split bench in red vinyl with tuck and roll inserts and smooth bolsters have a thick cream piping separating them. This carries through to the rear seats, where see a bench version with another flying Falcon emblem on the upper cushion, in showroom condition. The dash front in brushed aluminum matte finish panels which frames red steel above and below and is fitted with the original gauge cluster and the original radio which still works, is seen in the dash. Down low on the dash are the chrome heater slides and a sprinkling of black knobs and pulls. An original red plastic steering wheel complete with half round chrome horn ring fronts this dash and like new red carpet is flooding the floors.
Sitting in the nicely restored engine bay is a correct 170ci inline 6-cylinder. A beneficiary of a recent rebuild and looking snappy with the black painted block, red valve cover and air cleaner assembly. A 2-speed Ford-O-Matic transmission is on back and the rear axle weighs in with a 3.50 ratio.
Coated in the factory undercoating and a dose of patina, this car has no rust, is very sound structurally, and has independent front with coil springs suspension, a leaf sprung back suspension, and drum brakes with a dual reservoir master cylinder complete the package. Single exhaust with a stock style muffler sends spent gasses to the rear and underneath are just fiiiine-O-mite!
A super quick starter, smooth idle while she warms up, and we\'re off! Nice power and pickup, fine handling and no inoperable devices to speak of, even the top toggle. A truly fine ride that can be enjoyed in warm weather and during the top up months.
To sum it up, a nice example of the 64 Falcon with the Futura option added from the factory. A power top for some open-air motoring, nice paint and a fab interior plus this car was getting ooohs and ahhhs before it even hit the showroom floor. Is this classic in your Futura?
H-Lorain, OH Assy Plant
15-Falcon Futura Convertible Bench Seat
U-170ci Inline 6 Cylinder
208841-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 76A-Falcon Futura Convertible
COLOR A-Raven Black
TRIM 65-Red Vinyl Bench Seat
DATE 13E-May 13th Build
AXLE 5-3.50 Conventional
TRANS 3-Ford O Matic 2 Speed
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