1964 Ford Falcon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Mileage 
    81 272 mi / 130 795 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    4R11F110739
  • Lot number 
    437
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Raven Black
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

Late in 1964, the Falcon was optioned with a 289 to compete with the newly arrived MustangThe Futura Sports Coupe was top of the range offering more glitz, chrome and carpetsThis example was acquired by our vendor toaccompany a full race car in his collectionMechanically sound, needing only a new carb, the restoration focused on the bodyworkIt was stripped to bare metal, fully prepared and finished in factory Raven BlackThe interior appears excellent with the seating, door cards, trim and dashboard all pristineThe 289nestles neatly in the very tidy engine bay with chrome rocker covers and filter bowlFitted with a set of American Racing Torq Thrust Alloys with excellent BF Goodrich RadialsOn offer from our well-known vendor's private collection and ready to be enjoyedReplete with Total Performance bravado, the Falcon returned for 1964 with a mature and contemporary redesign. Itkept its 109.5-inch wheelbase but marginally grew in length, width and weight, with distinctly chiselled features.Wedge-look bodysides with twin tapered crease lines replaced the original chubby-cheeked roundness, giving the whole car a more leaning-forward stance and theflatter, slightly angled grille displayed a looser 'crosshatch' pattern. As usual, the Futura series offered even more glitz, with chrome trim running along the side contours, rear bumperchevrons, and rear panel trim, plus full carpeting and more luxurious seating surfaces. All told, there were 17 Falcon models, five engines, and four transmissions something for just about every consumer.For the early partof 1964, the only V8engine available was the 260ci -164bhp option but later that yearthe car could be orderedwith the 289ci offering a further 36bhp. In sporting terms, the car to have was the 2-door Futura Sports Coupe with its lush bucket seats, centre console and '289' V8, as we have here, and initially, it sold well, however, America was about to commence a love affair with Ford's new Mustang and the following year the Falcon was quietly retired.This car was imported by our fastidious vendor to accompany a full-race Falcon he was planningto compete in. Pleasingly, when it arrivedit appeared to be excellent mechanically, needing only a new carb, and there wasnoevidence of it being anything other than a much-enjoyed road car, so it was stripped to bare metal, fully prepared and finished in factory Raven Black.The interior appears excellent with the seating, door cards, trim and dashboard all pristine and the 289, topped with chrome rocker covers and filter bowl, nestles neatly in the very tidy engine bay. The car sits ona set of American Racing Torq Thrust Alloys with excellent BF Goodrich Radials.When it was finished it was UK-registered as DGW 393B (1964 year-appropriate) anda V5 issued on 1/02/2017. The car is accompanied by the V5, Number Plate Authorisation, SORN, an MOT dated 1/11/2016 @ 82,265miles and a California Title. The Falcon hasremained in our vendor'scollection for a few years and hardly used.The two-door Falcon Sport from 1964/5 is a very good looking car and very rare in this part of the world, unlike its nemesis the Mustang, which appear to be everywhere. Come and have a look, you'll be impressed.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October 12th November. Please contact Gary on 07740 946 796 or [email protected] to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health & safety of both our customers and team remainthe utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.1964 Ford Falcon Futura Sports Coupehttps://youtu.be/3yy7C7gucXofalse