In addition to serving as a foundation for countless aftermarket projects over the years, the noble Falcon was also a precursor to the Mustang and almost singlehandedly stemmed the tide of American auto buyers flocking to imports to satisfy their demand for smaller, more dependable cars. Looking good and running great, this 1965 Ford Falcon Futura is a fine representative of the model, carrying just a couple of subtle but effective upgrades to raise the bar on the driving and aesthetic experience it offers.
Its relatively compact -but by no means cramped - form has been re-energized in a magnetic shade of red. Take a closer look and you'll no doubt appreciate the consistently tight body alignment on display here - the gaps surrounding the doors, hood and deck lid are nice and even and the panels blend together seamlessly. The vibrant paint, ornamented by contrasting black trim running the lengths of the sides, combines with the precise exterior fitment to make for a classic that would be a worthy entrant on the local car show circuit. As far as stance is concerned, this Falcon strikes a nice balance - showing just a subtle incline to add a touch of aftermarket attention without adversely affecting wheel clearance or overall visual balance. From the front grille back to the rear tail pipes, the chrome on display is pretty clean - a little polishing here and there will take it to an even higher level.
The interior has a thoroughly authentic appearance and has been freshened up with bench seating wrapped with red vinyl whose tuck and roll surface ties in perfectly with the door panels and quarter trim to each side. Below, the carpet is well-fitted and very clean. Take your place behind the factory-style steering wheel that sits on its factory-issue column and you'll notice just how comfortable the seating is - you'll have no issues embarking on lengthy trips in this cockpit. Farther forward on the dash, the fresh-looking instrument panel houses a collection of fully functional stock gauges that are still easily readable through their clear lenses. The AM radio at the center adds to the air of authenticity in this interior but will need a little work to get back up and running. Raise the deck lid in back and you'll find a full-size spare inside - from this vantage point you can see that the floor and inner fenders are solid.
At the center of an engine bay deck that's decked out with glossy black paint is a 289 cubic inch V8 whose class is known for its anvil like durability - even more than 50 years after the first of these small blocks went into service, many are still on the road today. The 289 is outfitted with a pair of aftermarket heads topped with chrome Edelbrock valve covers, with an Edelbrock intake manifold and upgraded 4-barrel carb also on top to increase its output. A smooth shifting 3-speed automatic transmission sits just behind the engine, so this is a solid running drivetrain that makes for a very enjoyable driving experience in its present state and would also be a stable base for any power add-ons you might wish to bolt on in the future. Front disc brakes help bring the set of eye-catching 14" Baby Moon chrome wheels wearing beefy tires that still showing plenty of tread to fade resistant stops.
If you're looking for an evocative classic that's in just the road ready condition to get the good times on the boulevard started right away, this 1965 Ford Falcon Futura has you covered. Call today!