For a car originally conceived to provide dependable transportation, the Falcon has enjoyed quite a life as a coveted classic for restoration. It was a relatively compact car based on the standards of its day, and its reliable design would go on to influence several other Ford models to come. It's great to see this 1965 Ford Falcon Futura greet the present in good form and ready for the next phase of its life. This venerable ride is in solid shape to drive as is, or if you prefer, it can provide a rock-solid foundation for any upgraded components you might wish to add.
At a time when most other cars remained substantially sized, Ford stuck to its guns and resisted the temptation to noticeably enlarge the Falcon over the years. While it's certainly no subcompact, it's a compact, sporty looking ride, with a squared off appearance that distinguishes it from its predecessors. The deep maroon paint this '65 wears looks nice, showing no major blemishes, and the long stretches of white on its sides add some effective additional detail. From the grille and Ford lettering that sit over a table-level bumper in front, to the futuristic round taillights in back, all of its chrome is present and accounted for, though some of it could use a little polishing to bring out its best. Some very adept modification work was done to provide the dual exhaust with just the right amount of extension below the rear bumper. A contrasting power white convertible top has been recently added to this open-air cruiser for protection from uncooperative weather and it rises into place without issue, fits great and features a clear plastic rear window.
The black vinyl interior has come through the years in good shape. The seating shows only minor wear up front and virtually none in back and looks sharp over clean black carpeting. The woodgrain steering wheel sitting on its column is about the only deviation from factory configuration inside, and the components that surround it still present well. The dash area is particularly impressive - its individual panels still line up and the broad speedometer and round gauges to either side of it remain clear and easily readable. The dash pad does show some cracking, but that's an easy fix. For a modestly sized car, there's a surprising amount of legroom in back - no contortions needed from your backseat passengers. The trunk area is also fairly spacious, its floor lined with signature Ford fabric.
The engine compartment has held onto its stock look and is nice and clean. A 289-cubic inch V8 fits well between the shock towers, looking sharp with its chrome air cleaner and valve covers. The 289 has forged a strong reputation for its complaint-free durability - there are still a substantial number of them on the road many decades after they were first introduced and, true to form, the one on display here still starts promptly, teaming with a 3-speed automatic C4 transmission to make up a dependable, low-effort drivetrain. A look below will reveal an impressive undercarriage, with solid-looking floorpans and straight suspension components. This sharp looking classic rides on a set of 14" stock Ford wheels outfitted with Cornell 1000 tires.
It's a rare find to begin with, and the solid condition of this 1965 Ford Falcon Futura makes it even more so. Call today!