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A Tale of Two Fords on AutoHunter

A pair of two-tone Fords

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A pair of early 1960s Fords, a 1961 Falcon Wagon and a 1962 Ranchero, highlight the current AutoHunter docket and shows us the diverse uses of the platform. You could have a small truck for work, or a wagon to haul around the nuclear family. 

1961 Ford Falcon Wagon

More of a cruiser than a performance wagon, this 1961 Ford Falcon Wagon would look absolutely in its element on the beach. Endless summer vibes tend to flow when you look at the two-tone turquoise and white exterior, and it would seem proper to put a roof rack for a surfboard on top.

The interior has a front black vinyl bench seat with white piping and matching door panels. Fairly spartan, amenities are minimal with an aftermarket digital AM/FM radio, manual windows, and a a 3-spoke white steering wheel with a half-horn ring. 

There is a bit of rust on the underside, and this Wagon will need some love and attention, but is the basis of a good project. Like I mentioned earlier this is a cruiser, it’s powered by a rebuilt 170ci inline-six engine paired with a two-speed automatic transmission.

I’ve rode in a 1961 Mercury Comet with an inline-six and it can take a while to get to highway speed, but it gets there.    

1962 Ford Ranchero

Buy the Falcon Wagon and this Ranchero for a set of bookends in your car collection. This Ranchero has a refinished two-tone turquoise and white exterior over the upgraded and custom interior. A reupholstered bench seat matches the exterior and it has an aftermarket center console with cup holders, and unlike the Falcon Wagon it has air conditioning and a satellite ready Bluetooth stereo.

The Ranchero’s restoration is further along than the Falcon Wagon, but it shares a kinship with its older sibling; similar profile, stance and the overall vibe is the same. And like the Falcon Wagon it’s powered by a 170ci inline inline-six engine but this one has a three-speed manual transmission. 

Indulge a bit and get a set of early 60s two-tone Fords. They won’t set any land speed records, but that isn’t their purpose, they’re born to cruise. 

David P. Castro
David P. Castro is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada. The Santa Rosa, California native resides in Phoenix with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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