1964 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible

Condition Used
Body Convertible
Make Ford
Model Falcon
Mileage 100475 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1964
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Green
History Yes
VIN: 4H15F140610

Before there was the Ford Mustang there was the Ford Falcon. The compact Falcon was introduced in 1960 and many of its mechanical components can be found in first generation Mustangs. Part of the reason Lee Iacocca’s team was able to make the Mustang so affordable was the clever integration of on-the-shelf Falcon parts. The Mustang’s mechanical development was largely done by the Falcon engineers. The Mustang stole the spotlight from the Falcon, but that didn’t mean the company quit making fun, sporty Falcons like this Futura convertible. This 1964 Ford Falcon Futura convertible is reported to be a two-owner, mostly original Colorado car, it is "100-percent unmolested, except for a respray and new convertible top and motor." A bonus feature of Falcon convertibles compared to open-air Mustangs is the considerably more spacious rear seat and a larger trunk — more room for friends and gear. The engine in this 1964 Futura convertible is a 260-cu.in. V-8 with a two-barrel carburetor as noted by the “F” in the VIN. The factory compression ratio was 8.8:1 and the engine was rated at 164 horsepower at 4,400 rpm when new. The seller says the engine runs “flawlessly,” with no smoke, and he reports that cold starts “only need a couple cranks” and leaks and weeps are described as “bone dry.” The only powertrain modification is a dual exhaust system with glass pack mufflers. The three-speed manual, column-shift transmission is said to shift “smoothly and perfectly,” and “is a joy to drive.” The Falcon was repainted its original Dynasty three years ago and is “outstanding in all aspects,” per the seller. He says there are only “one or two very small chips” in the paint. The convertible top was new a few years ago and it is in “excellent” condition and operates “perfectly and quickly.” The window seals are stated to be “perfect with no leaks,” along with no chips or flaws in the glass. All the lights are said to work “perfectly.” The car has been stored in a “climate-controlled environment for the past 20-plus years,” when not in use. The original bench seat is denoted by the “15” code in the VIN, and the two-tone vinyl upholstery and the carpet as “perfect.” The heater and gauges all work, and the manual windows and locks work “perfectly,” per the seller. The car has an AM radio that also is reported to work “perfectly.” The trunk has the original liner/mat in "plaid-look," as seen in a photo. the undercarriage is "rust-free, with no damage." He describes the suspension as “stock and flawless,” and adds that it was fully inspected one month ago and received a “spotless review.” The shocks are said to have been new a couple years ago, but they have almost no miles on them. The manual steering has “virtually no free play and steers straight,” The brakes work “great,” with no mushy pedal feel. The Milestar Touring SE whitewall tires, sized 175/80R13, are “new” !