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This is a totally original, unrestored car with 29,000 miles. It is one of only 200 Spring Convertibles with factory 4 speed transmission on the floor. It was originally purchased by a Ford dealer employee, the car was driven until 1969 and then stored until 2003 when it went back on display in the showroom. The car was never driven in winter. This car was shown on Ford's Centenniel broadcast and it's story was shown at Ford World Headquarters in Detroit during the Centennial celebration.

First small car with factory performance package consisting of Tachometer, Open air cleaner, Performance muffler, Chrome engine package and heavy duty suspension. Other than the body style, the Sprint is the same as the 1964 Mustang.
Sports Hardtop
Chassis Num: 4A13F125402
 
During the 1960s, Ford and its 'Total Performance' marketing strategy saw it won LeMans and the Indianapolis 500, as well as bankroll the most successful Formula 1 engine of all time : the Ford-Cosworth DFV.

The Ford Falcon Futura, classified as a compact car, was very large compared to its European competitors. Bo Ljungfeldt and his Ford Falcon defied conventional thinking by entering the 1963 Monte Carlo Rally finishing 42nd overall with 307 entrants. For the 1964 edition he won every special stage of the Rally. He would win his class but unfortunately an unfavorable handicapping system that favored smaller cars, would have him settle for second overall behind a Mini Cooper. He is still the only driver to have won all the Monte Carlo stages in a single event.

In October of 2004, the ex-Ljungfeldt Falcon was entered in the Carrera Panamericana road race in Mexico driven by the Swedish team of Mats Linden and Ralf Christensson. Linden, a former Swedish circuit racing champion, had restored the Falcon in 2003 and prepared the car to race standards. The car finished the grueling 3,000-kilometre event at the legendary 'La Bufa' stages third in class.

The car features a 4.7-liter engine, Borg-Warner four-speed manual gearbox, 6.50/6.70 x 15 tires and an overall weight without fuel of 980kg.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Monaco sale presented by Bonhams. The car was estimated to sell for €150,000 - 200,000 but bidding failed to satisfy the vehicle's reserve. It would leave the auction unsold.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2012
In 1955 the decision was made to launch an Australian-built Ford. At this time it was decided that Ford Australia would construct the Zephyr locally from the ground up instead of just assembly the parts that came by ship from Dagenham in the U.K. Ford Australia managing director Charles Smith decided in 1958 following a trip to the USA that the vehicle wasn't right for the local market. After seeing a mock-up of the Falcon that was being designed for the Canadian and American markets, Smith thought this was the perfect vehicle for Australia.

On September 2nd 1959, the Falcon made its official debut with the XK and at the time it was described as a 'compact' because it was smaller than the popular family vehicles of the period. The Ford Falcon was debuted in the first nationwide closed-circuit TV news conference. The successor to the XK was the XL and both were based on Canadian designs with only some minor updates for Australian conditions. In 1964 the Falcon XM was launched. Updates were made to the Falcon that included updates to the front and rear suspension, along with the clutch, rear axle, the braking system and engine mounts and exhaust. Considered to be the ‘Model T of its day' the Ford Falcon was always easily recognizable by red ‘pie-plate' taillights.

Debuted in 1960, the Falcon was produced until 1970 and was offered in a variety of shapes and sizes that included two and four door sedans, station wagons, 2-door hardtops, convertibles, sedan deliveries and Rancheros. Actually the original mustang was an evolvement from the development of the Falcon. A variety of the chassis pieces and the design elements were Falcon pieces used to build the original 1964 ½ Mustang. Lee Iacocca is responsible for this idea and if there had been no Falcon, there would have never been a Mustang. Though there were many similarities to the Mustang, the Falcon and Mustang definitely hold their own in design, new product development and features.

The original Ford Falcon platform was designed with comfort and family in mind, with enough room to store both the kids and the groceries and roomy enough for 6. Meanwhile the Falcon still maintained the fuel economy and savings after all of the gas guzzling monsters of the 1950s. The recession had taken a hard toll on the US economy and the Falcon was welcomed with open arms by car buyers. First Falcon models came with very basic features and standard trim. The color was limited and the Falcon was fitted with 144 cubic inch six cylinder engines with 3-speed manual and 2-speed automatic transmissions.

Almost immediately the new Falcon was a success and more than one million total units were sold by 1962. The Falcon was offered in several new models thanks to the sales and interest and it now included the Falcon Futura and Sprint. In 1961 the Futura model was released and came with very appealing exterior ornamentation and new deluxe interior trim with floor console and bucket seats. On the Futura model, standard equipment included the 144 six cylinder engine that was capable of '32.68 mpg' in Ford testing. For the Falcon in 1961 the new 170 special six cylinder was an upgraded six with more hp, available as an option.
For 1963 the Ford Falcon Sprint featured two major updates. The all new 260 V8 engine was now available from the factory and the new Falcon convertible was available in both Sprint and Futura models. The Sprint came standard with 260 V8 engine, exterior molding, 6,000 rpm tachometer along with deluxe interior trim package. Buyers could purchase the Sprint with a factory 4-speed on the floor.

For 1964 Ford introduced a brand new finned body design and continued this style through 1965 on both the Falcon and the Rancheros. Compared to the earlier rounded lines of earlier Falcons, this new style was quite an aggressive change. This new model proved to be just as successful with the public as the previous model. In 1965 the Ford Falcon changed to the 289 V8 engine, offered for the first time in the Falcon.

When Ford Australia launched the XP Falcon in 1965 they were attempting to convince local fleet buyers of the durability and energy of the Falcon and created the XP Durability Run. The run involved pushing five standard Falcons and a group of racing drivers to limit around the You Yangs Proving Ground with the goal of clocking 70,000 miles at an average speed of 70 mph per hour, per car. The five cars averaged a speed of 71.3 miles per hour after nine days driven at the limit. The Falcon was named Wheels Car of the Year in 1965.

A new shape and an even larger size was introduced in 1966 with updated body lines. The Falcon was more of a mid size vehicle now and favored the Fairlane size frame and was now more practical. In 1966 a total of 182,669 Falcons were produced and sold. Still available as a Futura model, the Falcon was newly available as a new 'sports coupe' model.

For the 1967 model year, the Falcon underwent very few changes except for the addition of a 225 horse 289-V8 engine. Unfortunately the volume for this year was reduced by 65%. For 1968 and 1969 the Falcons only changed slightly, but thankfully sales almost doubled from the previous year and capped at 131,419 models. The Falcon name was used on the Torino body frame in 1970 and was dubbed the '1970 ½ Falcon'. This was also the final year of production for the Falcon name. These classic Fords have increased in popularity over the years and today they are highly sought after by Ford enthusiasts.

By Jessica Donaldson
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