I love the ’50s-’60s stations wagons.
But there are other, equally cool cars that you might take a fancy too and want to restore. Finding stuff can be a problem. My new feature “Wrecked” might help you out with finding those parts.
I’m doing this in conjunction with listing on www.PartingOut.Com they pull together a lot of cars and many are southwestern cars, that means less debilitating rest on the parts you need. And that’s where I found this very near complete parts car.
The 1964 Falcon came in 2 door coupe, 4 door coupe with names almost as long as the wheel base, like Ford Falcon Futura Sprint (yeah…that’s model) and the wagon.
The wagons were the work horses of the suburbs. They got the families to and from ball games and camping trips and the grocery store. 1964 was the first year the Falcon wagons were their own series.
They featured either a 6 cylinder or a V8 for power. Two 6 cylinder, the Falcon Six-Cylinder and the Falcon/Fairlane Six-Cylinder, 85hp and 100hp respectively were available. The V8 mustard up 164 hp, which was pretty respectable for a light wagon.
The Falcon wagon came as a 6 passenger hauler with 3 models, the Standard, Deluxe and the Squire. These were mostly all 4 doors (not counting the tailgate) but there were few with a very desirable 2 door wagon. I’m a sucker for 2 door wagons and I give it a collectable rating of “very”. Why? Well not only do you have a ‘first’ year model but you have a low production car as only 6,034 of two doors were produced.
As you can see used parts are available and they are easy to restore and two doors lend themselves easily to modification for – additional forward thrust. And you can do stuff like this:
Have I convinced you yet? If so check out this and more parts cars at www.PartingOut.com
Thanks for reading.