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Open Roads, August | Lot 204

1963 Ford Falcon Futura Sport Convertible

$27,000 - $32,000 USD | Not Sold

United States | Waterford, Virginia

28 July - 4 August 2021


Chassis No.
Documents
3H15U159602
US Title
  • Previous concours-quality, frame-off restoration
  • Driven sparingly since refurbishment and show ready
  • Owned by three discriminating collectors since 1979
  • More than 19 preservation awards, including AACA First and Senior Grand National titles
  • Best of Show, Best Paint, and Best Interior, Ford Falcon National Meet
  • Two-time feature car, Ford Legendary Magazine and calendar

The Falcon received a convertible version for 1963 in three levels of trim—Futura, Futura Sport, and Futura Sprint. The Sprint, which included Falcon’s first V-8 engine, arrived mid-year. As the fanciest of Falcons, Futuras included a chrome horn ring and two horns; rear armrests and ashtrays; Futura wheel covers in place of the standard hubcaps; a Futura logo on the C-pillar of coupe models; chrome side-window, windshield, and rear-window moldings; a horizontal chrome strip between the taillights; and a horizontal arrow-style chrome strip on the bodyside. Sport versions added wire wheel covers and bucket seats with a center console.

Ford built 18,942 six-passenger (bench-seat) Falcon Futura convertibles and 12,250 five-passenger (bucket-seat) Falcon Futura Sport convertibles for the model year. This particular concours-quality Sport convertible is equipped with the optional 101-horsepower, 170 cubic-inch, inline six-cylinder engine and Ford-o-Matic automatic transmission, bucket seats, a chrome-plated center console, and factory wire wheel covers with spinners.

Finished in Rangoon Red with a matching red vinyl interior and white convertible top, this Lorain, Ohio-built convertible benefits from an exacting, five-year, frame-off restoration completed in 1985. It received an Antique Automobile Club of America First Junior award in 1992, along with Senior and 1st Preservation awards later that year, a 1st Grand National Award in 1994, and a Senior Grand National Award in 1996. It has won 19 repeat preservation awards through 2009 and was featured in Legendary Ford Magazine in January 2008.

This Falcon convertible is accompanied by restoration documents and photos, owner’s manual, and original factory invoice. Having been driven less than 650 miles since being restored, this is truly a concours-quality car, ready for shows, rallies, or just driving pleasure.

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