1964 FORD FALCON FUTURA CONVERTIBLE
Designer: Harley Copp (Chief Engineer)
Estimate: $23,000 - $30,000
Chassis Number: 4H15F103410
Decoded: 4=1964; H=Lorain, OH assembly plant; 15=Futura convertible; F=260 cid V8;
103410=3,410th 1964 Ford car scheduled for production at the Lorain plant
Engine: 260 cid OHV V8
2-barrel Carburetor / 164 bhp
2-Speed FordOMatic Automatic Transmission
Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
● Second Generation Falcon with Great Styling
● Factory V8 Power with Automatic
● Economical yet Peppy Performer
The Model: When Ford released the Falcon in the fall of 1959, it was an instant success. The other two members of the low-priced three had their own entries, Chevrolet’s Corvair and Plymouth’s Valiant, but it was Falcon that would lead the way in sales and in dependability. For its fifth model year, all new sheet metal and an improved chassis was developed, with Falcon again capturing the top spot in the American compact market despite the field being open by up to 10 competitors. With the 1964’s came optional V8 power, a wide choice of body styles and sporty performance. A total of 13,220 Futura convertibles were produced for the 1964 model year and with the starting price of $2,640 when equipped with a V8, it was only a bit more than a Valiant with a V8 and the new Chevrolet Chevy II’s didn’t even offer a convertible version that year.
The Car: Finished in gleaming Rangoon Red, this little Falcon has been given a comprehensive restoration and kept in factory original condition throughout. All of the exterior trim is bright and shiny with deep reflective chrome. Looking out the glass of this car and there are no major issues with most of the side panels carrying their original Ford logos. Under the hood is spotless with that little V8 ready to fire up and hit the road. Both doors as well as the trunk and hood are lined up properly and open and close without effort. One upgrade is the vintage air-conditioning system that has been professionally installed, but the rest of the car is pure stock. From the original gauge cluster and AM radio in the dash to the full set of simulated chrome wire wheel covers, complete with spinners, this Futura convertible is a winner in every way.