- Ford 351 Cleveland four valve V8
- C6 3-speed automatic transmission
- Ford nine inch rear end
- 15 inch Halibrand Five Spoke wheels
- Two-tone blue interior
Looking to kick the summer off in a super sharp cruiser that you can display at local car shows and parade down Main Street? You can always buy a nice Chevrolet -- Like everyone else… You COULD find a cool old Mustang, and raise a few eyebrows… Or, you can call RK Motors Charlotte and snatch up this awesome 1965 Ford Falcon Futura! Packing a stout 351 V8 and sporting a super clean, road ready restoration, this fully sorted weekend warrior draws big crowds and big compliments wherever it goes. If you're looking for a fun classic that is as unique as it is cool, this impressive '65 Ford is the incredible value you've been waiting for!
When this striking Futura rolled into our showroom, one thing was immediately apparent. The quality of its restoration is top notch in every way; and whoever spent the time hammering its solid body back into shape has either spent most of their adult life in a body shop or restored more than their fair share of second generation Falcons. From the top of its smooth roof to the bottom of its cool Turquoise body, this car is much straighter than when it rolled out of Ford's Lorain, Ohio manufacturing facility and features a great looking coat of urethane paint which displays virtually no flaws. Naturally, that straight body provides a level of fit and finish which is much better than factory tolerances and allows all doors, windows and other moving parts to function fluidly and correctly. In fact, the doors and hood sound so solid on this Falcon that, if I were blindfolded, I'd be convinced I was working the hinges and latches on a body that is much fresher than 47 years and counting. And overall, the car presents a unique flavor of cool which will undoubtedly draw a crowd anywhere you choose to take it.
Ford positioned the second generation Falcon as the company's youth offering; and accordingly, its design adopted a modern styling theme which featured excellent proportions and minimal trim. At the front of the car, a fresh, body-width chrome bumper centers two clear parking lights below two like-new headlights that are integrated into the edges of a straight aluminum grille. Above that grille, a sculpted hood props a stylish Ford emblem in front of like-new glass which is cleared by familiar stainless wipers and bordered by well-maintained stainless trim. Below that glass, correct chrome mirrors and door handles complement great looking “Futura” and “351 High Performance” fender emblems which hang below body length accent trim that features reflective checker inlays. And behind those checker inlays, large, ornate tail lights, like-new “Falcon” branded decklid trim and a show quality Falcon fuel cap ride above a second body-width chrome bumper and two spotless stainless exhaust tips.
When this classic Ford was transformed from basic transportation into the old school hot rod you see today, every detail was upgraded in the name of both performance and aesthetic appeal. The car's reliable but basic 6-cylinder engine was swapped for a larger 351 Cleveland four valve V8 that looks great covered in a thick coat of traditional Ford Blue paint. And its clean engine bay was fitted with an assortment of dress up pieces, which range from gray hood hardware to polished stainless fuel lines, and then refinished in the same slick Turquoise urethane as its glossy exterior panels. The 351 gets its air and fuel from an Offenhauser aluminum intake which props a Holley 4-barrel carburetor below a chrome topped, satin black dual snorkel air cleaner. Fire is provided by a traditional points distributor that sends spark through eight Autolite Pro Fit premium plug wires which snake around finned aluminum Ford Racing valve covers. And cooling is provided by a Northern aluminum radiator which is complete with both a polished cap and a polished overflow tank. The powerful Ford engine is simple, looks good and is reliable enough to hit the road tomorrow, with everything from its solid cast iron exhaust manifolds and trick chrome alternator to its fresh V-belts and fresh hoses fully sorted and ready to go.
Take one look under this classic Ford and you'll find a solid undercarriage which has been properly maintained and treated with respect. Motivation is provided by a reliable Ford C6 3-speed automatic transmission and a traditional Ford nine inch rear end. Steering is provided by a traditional manual rack which gives the car a unique, vintage feel. And braking is provided by a combination of manual front discs and manual rear drums which do an excellent job of providing fade free, drama free stops. Judging by the quality of paint on the car's suspension, it has been completely rebuilt at least once during the past 47 years, and is currently fitted with a fresh pair of Monroe rear shocks and a Mustang II front end. And just in front of those rear shocks, a pair of Cherry Bomb glasspack mufflers ride in the middle of a mandrel bent true dual exhaust system which creates a fitting, gnarly burble through stainless steel exhaust tips. Keeping the car firmly planted on the pavement is a nice set of Halibrand 15 inch Five Spoke wheels which ride on 195/65 Hankook radials up front, and 215/70 Cordovan Centron radials out back. And overall, the bottom of this Falcon presents very well with solid floors that display no signs of rust, a straight frame that shows no indication of damage, and a slew of road ready parts that all function just as they should.
This cool Falcon's tasteful and comfortable two-tone blue interior is a classy reminder of the days when style and appeal were the central focus of automotive design. At the front of the car, rebuilt factory gauges ride inside a fully restored dash which hangs pristine stainless trim above a set of modern, chrome trimmed auxiliary gauges and a chrome shifter that's complete with an awesome piston shift knob. At the sides of the car, great looking two-tone door panels wrap like-new vinyl around restored, stainless trimmed armrests, fresh chrome handles for the doors and windows and correct chrome emblems. And in the middle of the car, completely rebuilt and recovered two-tone blue bench seats provide the perfect spot for main street cruise nights. In front of those seats, a correctly restored steering wheel holds a chrome horn button above a chrome turn signal stalk and a large, column mounted Sunpro tachometer. Below the seats, excellent looking dark blue carpet rides under color-matched floor mats. And above the seats a like-new tan headliner leads the eye from chrome A-pillar covers and a flame embossed rearview mirror to a straight and fade-free package tray which hangs two speakers over a fully restored trunk that's complete with a modern spare tire.
This exceptionally clean 1965 Ford Falcon Futura is one of the coolest cruisers on the planet! And at just $27,900 it offers the best of both worlds: a fully restored car at a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself, and a unique hot rod that sets itself apart from the sea of restored pony cars and full-size land yachts. Solid, well-done early 60s metal like this doesn't come along too often, and given the attention it draws in our showroom, it won't last long either!