1963 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible
The Jet age is in full swing, the country is riding high on Beatlemania, towering beehive hair doo's, fur boots, and getting to the moon before the end of the decade. Unfortunately, we were riding low on the assassination of President Kennedy, Russia launching the first woman into space, and racial equality concerns. To mirror these times, Ford Motor Company put elements of design into the Falcon Futura.
There was nothing better than being a TWA pilot or "stewardess" as this jet set status was all the rage in 1963. And to emulate all this high-flying high-speed travel for whimsy attitude, we give you for consignment, a 1963 Ford Falcon Futura convertible. Just look at that side view and it's as if we are looking at a streaking jet flying across a blue sky peppered with puffy clouds to some exotic destination where you sun yourself, drink a cocktail with an umbrella in it, and eat fondue. A full restoration was completed in 2006 which included a new engine, (Ford Mustang 289), a green dot C4 transmission and an 8 inch anti slip differential. Wheels UP!
Look ...up in the sky...it's a bird...no it's a plane...no its the side spear and rocket styling for the front and rear of the car on this wonderful Futura. Steel panels all bathed in red with a wide red painted stamped side body spear, and a chromed trim spear flying from front to to rear on the beltline, beginning as a faux arrowhead vent and ending as a Futura badge. The simple V shaped shaver-esqe grille with single headlights on either corner looks fine with its trimmings, and a shiny front bumper with very light dulling. A red hood with a chrome trimmed scoop shows early signs of some manufacturer muscle flexing, but it's still early in the game. A beige canvas convertible top in good condition is power actuated and moves up and down smoothly with a plastic rear window. What a profile on this car with the top down. Pure jet age, I just cannot say enough about it. Even the tail uses jet engine round tail lights with half circle stamped steel on either side. Rounding out all 4 corners are 14-inch Magnum 500 shiny Wheels and like new raised white letter BFG Radial T/A rubber from 2019.
It does not get any better than simple red on red, and this car is as simplistic yet stylish as it gets. Red tuck and roll door panels with painted red sills are nearly perfect. Seats reverse the pattern and use red tuck and roll inserts, and deep red smooth bolsters then turn again to smooth red lower and upper surrounds. This pattern continues on the rear bench. A very clean and very original dash utilizes chromed trim, and a red aged bakelite insert which is topped by the speedometer. Plenty of pull knobs for all the controls and I feel like I'm in the Jetson's flying car. A very nicely redone to original look, even a new classic looking sound system complete with an amp mounted under the front seat. Red carpet for the floors all in great condition. Pure classic and looking original for this rocket ship.
For the 2006 restoration the original engine was pulled and a 1965 Mustang 289 V8 replaced it. The mill was completely rebuilt by Howards Engine of Scranton PA so it runs like a Swiss watch. On back is a rare Green Dot C4 automatic tranny and this is coupled with an 8 inch 3.55 rear pumpkin with TracLoc capabilities. All clean under this hood.
Nicely preserved, some steel panels have been added for beefed up structural stability. These are located just behind the engine and transmission. Rust free floor pans and rockers, also have some steel reinforcing panels now installed all part of the factory bracing. All is very nice and structurally solid for this underside. Independent suspension with coil springs are upfront, and leaf springs with traction bars are on the rear for the suspension. Drum brakes are utilized all around. All braking is from the '65 mustang and is well maintained.
A very nice driver, quick starter, and good handling car. Nothing is greater than the experience of driving a jet age car with the top down. There is just something that adds cool to your persona when doing so. Overall a fun driver, smooth acceleration without hesitation, and a great cruiser.
This is a really nice car, well done, and all buttoned up with a new top, and a totally rebuilt and replaced drivetrain courtesy a 1965 Mustang. The interior surfaces are excellent, and the dash is pure original in a very clean state. A fine classic gracing us here at Classic Auto Mall, ready for the picking. So, swoop in and claw this red bird of prey.
H-Lorain, OH Assy Plant
15-Falcon Futura Convertible
103183-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.