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Old 03-21-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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It being a 2 door model which is more collectible than the 4 door ones the car may well be worth that price. The car needs to be correct and have all of its original parts and NO major frame or rust issues . The falcons that are most valuable are the ones made later 64/65 with the sprint body and 289 package. convertibles bring top buck
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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,,And I owned a body shop. I'd rather have a car that needed bodywork and rust repair than one that doesn't run right. Like this:

'81 Fiat 2000 Spyder
I have had a few spyders 79, 67. I love the design but the 79 gave me problems. I just sold a 1961 fiat 1200. You can see the early 124 in it.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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This is one of those cars that could possible cost you more money to restore than you could ever get back.
I had a 63 Falcon with a 260 and a 4 speed (out of a Mustang) about 40 years ago so I do like them but they are not Mustangs as far as collect-ability.
Yeah, i think so too....too bad!

The "shackles" where the rear of the leaf spring connects to the unibody has seen its' better days. (on both sides)

The only sticking point is the rear frame rails...that is out of my league. Other than that, it would be a piece of cake restoring.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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It being a 2 door model which is more collectible than the 4 door ones the car may well be worth that price. The car needs to be correct and have all of its original parts and NO major frame or rust issues . The falcons that are most valuable are the ones made later 64/65 with the sprint body and 289 package. convertibles bring top buck
It has lots of the original stuff to it, but the steering wheel is not original. The factory vin codes it as a burgundy with black vinyl top and and black interior.

It must of been a sharp little car back in the day....
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:03 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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wow merc, your lowered green Falcon is *really* good looking.. Never thought a lowered Falcon would look so damn cool, but it does!e
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Yeah, i think so too....too bad!

The "shackles" where the rear of the leaf spring connects to the unibody has seen its' better days. (on both sides)

The only sticking point is the rear frame rails...that is out of my league. Other than that, it would be a piece of cake restoring.
Those "frame rails" are really just stamped steel and not all that thick. Fairly easy to repair/replace even at a regular bodyshop. Here are the ones on the '61 when I got it:
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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A bodyshop could use this one from a '64 Mustang and fab it to fit pretty easily:



$35 from Macs.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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wow merc, your lowered green Falcon is *really* good looking.. Never thought a lowered Falcon would look so damn cool, but it does!e

Thanks. falcons can be quite cool. Which is why I'm using '61 Falcon front sheetmetal on my '63 Comet convertible:



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Old 03-22-2011, 06:07 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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I bought a '63 Ranchero for $1,500, spent another $1,000 or so on body work, engine swap, brakes, tires, welding and leaf springs. Never go to paint
or interior but drove it a few years and sold it for - $1,500. If you love them
go for it but it's not the investment that more popular classics are. Mine had a smoky old 200 CI six from a Maverick, I put in a '62 170 and it had the Dagenham 4 speed. Fun little trucklet, but turned out to be too small for my needs so I went to a '72 El Camino. In our area there's an active club, here's a link and a couple of other forums:

Rainier Falcons
• Index page
Ford Falcon Registry - FalconRegistry.com
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:01 AM
 
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Merc, your first car was a 63 coupe right? I like your vert and plan. I like the blue interior in there now. What is your plan for the interior?

Falcons/Comets can be cool cars and the fact that the Mustang was based on them says something.
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