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Pick of the Day: Seller, not the car, is off to college

Upgraded 1963 Ford Falcon Futura isn’t included in education plan

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For the 1963 model year, Ford adds an upscale Futura series to its compact Falcon model line. The Pick of the Day is one of those 1963 Falcon Futuras, a 4-door sedan, and one with some upgrades.

“Selling my 1963 Ford Falcon Futura,” reads the car’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com. “Asking 12,000. It’s been my daily driver to work and school for the last two years but I’m heading off to college and need to sell.  I’ve invested nearly $25k to make it mechanically sound and a reliable ride.”

The private seller notes that the original engine, which would have been an inline-6 rated at around 100 horsepower, was replaced with a 200cid inline-6 from a 1967 Mustang, and that the engine was rebuilt by Jasper Racing. 

In addition to the refreshened Mustang engine, the Falcon is equipped with a rebuilt 3-speed automatic transmission, aluminum radiator and fan, front power disc brakes, new? shocks, new electrical system, new? bushings and new? weather stripping.

Inside, the front seat was reupholstered and seat belts installed front and rear, as was new carpeting. 

The seller says the car still wears its original Ford Corinthian White paint, though “it has chips and scratches that come with a 57-year-old car. Very little surface rust on the body, and a couple dents around the car. The underside is clean with no rust. The chrome is in great shape throughout the car and all the original chrome and badges are in place.”

So, if you want to help a student go to college, and like the idea of looking back at what was a futuristic vehicle, in name if not in actuality, you might consider this one. The car is in San Clemente, California, and the asking price is $12,000.

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

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Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

6 COMMENTS

  1. He appears to have done really nice work on this car! I know he’ll regret letting this one go. I know I would. I wish the seller luck in school. If I weren’t working part time right now due to the pandemic I might be more interested.

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