Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Thursday 11 March 2010
Registration Number: PRX 922B Chassis Number: 4R17F148988
The 1963-1965 Ford Falcon Futura Sprint models represented an evolution in Ford‘s design approach over a brief period of years, and few would have thought of the first Falcons, debuting for the 1960 model year, as cars that excite.
The appearance of the Futura two-door by 1962, with bucket seats no less, sparked just a twinge of interest among the sporty set. But only a twinge. After all, Falcons were powered by a minimalist 144-cid six: easy to service, reliable enough, but anemic when hitting the pedal, especially when equipped with two-speed Fordomatic. Upgrading to the bigger 170-cid six with its 101 horsepower didn‘t deliver a vast improvement. Falcons rode pleasantly and were surprisingly roomy inside -- but rarely delivered thrills.
Then came 1963, and two big changes: arrival of a pretty little F