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- Item Location:
- Fort Worth, TX
- Sterling Gray Metallic
- Seller: StreetsideDallas
- Phone: 855-877-2707
If you haven't been paying attention, Ford Falcons have gotten red hot lately and this cool 1961 Ford Falcon 2-door Wagon gets a lot of things right. First there's the cool retro wagon look, which is red hot right now, that's been further punctuated with a modern paint job. Then there's the potent performance-built 302 V8 under the hood and custom leather interior. All told, this is a super-cool little hauler that's more than just pretty, it's pretty fast!
The Falcon has a no-nonsense look that's actually quite stylish. The upright wagon takes on a sleek look with the lowered stance and big rolling stock, resulting in a little hauler that gets a lot of attention. This one hails from the warm southern US, so that means no rust bubbles hidden in the dog legs and doors that open and close with precision. Falcons are usually great hobby cars because they were not as big and cumbersome as the Galaxies and Fairlanes and usually lived easier lives, and this wagon really fits that mold. The brilliant Sterling Gray Metallic paint (Dupont Chromebase borrowed from a 2012 Ford Escape) was redone just 12,141 miles ago when the car was built and shows very well with a great shine, with only minor imperfections that most layman would never spot. The look alone will get people to notice, but the quality of the finish will get people to love it. These early Falcon models were mostly devoid of trim, but a red pinstripe that runs the length of the top body crease does a great job to break up the monochrome look. The 'razor' front grille is great shape, both bumpers shine up bright, and the usual Ford jet-inspired taillights are bright and crisply rendered, making for a very cool package that will stand out everywhere you go.
Factory Falcon interiors were always simple, but the guts of this restomod are anything but. The old stuff was gutted in favor of a Paul Atkins custom leather upholstery throughout, including those sporty low-back buckets and a matching rear bench. The supple red leather upholstery is accented with black inserts that are similar to the 'cloud' patterns found inside 1957 Bel Airs, and the accents continue on the custom door panels as well. The carpets are plush, with a high-end pile and weave that's protected by matching floor mats, and the headliner above is taut and in great shape too. A B&M shifter splits the buckets up front neatly, and it manages the C4 automatic transmission below with ease. It's actually surprisingly stylish for such an affordable car, because the last time I personally priced out great work like this it cost about half the sticker price of this Falcon. Look closely and you'll see a new Falcon steering wheel and aftermarket R134a A/C that blows ice cold, making this wagon an ideal choice for road trips. The factory gauges are long gone, replaced with a set of white-faced Equus units inside a custom bezel, and they've been augmented with a SunPro tachometer that's installed just below the dash. There's also a neatly installed Pioneer AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo head unit underneath that blends in nicely with the painted dash, so it's easy to tell that the restorers really cared about making everything look right. In fact, that's one thing that you can see throughout this car: evidence that someone really loved it and wanted it to stand out. Even the cargo bay wears matching red carpets and the rear window rolls down for additional ventilation or to haul longer cargo.
This was originally an S-code Straight 6 car but today it carries a burly 302 cubic inch V8 that's a neat fit thanks to full interchangeability of the blocks. It's been balanced and blueprinted, has roller rockers inside, a big Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and aluminum intake up top, and long-tube headers it breathes out of, resulting in a powerplant that makes impressive horsepower and moves the lightweight Falcon with ease. With new components throughout, a big aluminum radiator up front, plus front disc brakes to help it stop on a dime, it's really a no-compromises cruiser that's ready to dominate for years to come. A C4 3-speed automatic transmission seems to make sense in a station wagon, and with highway-friendly gears out back, it's just fantastic on the higher speeds. It's shockingly clean underneath and the sound is marvelous thanks to an H-pipe Flowmaster exhaust. The stance is perfect thanks to 16-inch American Racing Torque Thrust wheels and 225/50/16 front and 225/50/16 rear performance radials.
We'll admit it, we love this car. If you're into wagons, Falcons, or sleepers with plenty of horsepower, this neat little Ford gets everything right. Call today!