Unusually nice Ford Falcon hardtop in black and white

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The Falcon Futura has a well-integrated look

Ford Falcon was introduced in 1960, aimed at folks who found that full-size American cars were too big and ungainly, and sucked down too much gas.  The onslaught of small cars from Europe, especially the Volkswagen Beetle, convinced domestic automakers to introduce their own compact cars.

The Falcon was a huge hit for Ford.  Soon, sporty upgrades were added to the lineup, such as the Pick of the Day, a gorgeous little 1963 Ford Falcon Futura hardtop.

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Futura side trim adds to the hardtop profile

In black with a white top, this Falcon looks exceptionally clean in the gallery of photos presented with the ClassicCars.com advertisement from a Fredericksburg, Texas, collector car dealer.  The shiny paint and chrome are set off by chrome reverse wheels with moon hubcaps, although the original wheels and hubcaps come with the car for a factory look.

“This car is in really nice shape, the paint is beautiful and shines really well,” the seller says in the ad. “The factory bucket-seat interior is in great shape and retains the factory console.”

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The Falcon’s body looks straight and clean

The Falcon is powered by its factory 170 Special Six, the larger-displacement inline-6 rated at 101 horsepower.  While the lion’s share of these cars came with 2-speed automatic transmissions, this Futura benefits from an original 4-speed manual with floor-mounted shifter linked to a 3.50 rear. That should be a fun combination that should make this Falcon drive as good as it looks.

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The spotless engine bay is dressed up with chrome valve cover, air cleaner and shock-tower tops.  Also under the hood can be seen the desirable mechanical upgrade of a modern Ford air-conditioning unit, plus an aluminum radiator “to keep you both cool,” the seller says.

The car also has an aftermarket AM/FM audio system.

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An AC unit and dash-mounted tachometer upgrade the interior

The Futura is a consistent hit at local car shows and has won several trophies, the dealer says, because of its unusually nice condition and relative rarity.  “You see Mustangs all the time but hardly ever see a Futura Falcon like this.”

The asking price for this Falcon is $20,950.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Would anyone know whereabouts i could buy that chrome trim that spans across the dash and to the door handle? I have a 1963 falcon Ranchero and am missing parts of the chrome but can’t seem to find it anywhere. If anyone could help id be grateful, Please and thank you!

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