The Ford Falcon was first offered in 1960 as an introduction to the compact car field. Offered as inexpensive transportation, the falcon claimed "up to 30 miles per gallon on regular gas"! It provided room for six passengers. The early Falcon was well received and had set a record that would be exceeded only by that of the Mustang in the mid-Sixties.
In 1963 came the addition of a Convertible and then the Sprint Convertible and Hardtop in mid-year, the Falcon soon sought to capture a "sporty" image to cover the fading "Economy Car" label, and by much restyling, the 1964 and 1965 models certainly attained the goal. With an end to production in 1970, the Falcon nevertheless had its moments and is loved and cherished by many today.