Monday, June 22, 2009
San Francisco Street Sighting - 1965 Ford Falcon Futura
I thought it would be appropriate to follow the 1969 Dodge Dart Custom sedan with a bread-and-butter compact car from another of the Big Three: Ford. This nicely kept example is a 1965 Falcon Futura, the swankier trim level. It's also powered by the optional 289 cubic inch V8 it shared with the Mustang introduced the previous year.
Now, I don't know how rare the '65 Futura sedan is, but it's not particularly easy to find good pictures of them. I thought this was a '64 until I Googled the '65 and found out why the side trim didn't match. The '64 Falcon had a thin chrome "spear" that followed the side indentations above and below where the single trim strip is on this car. 1964 Futuras also had a series of chrome chevrons on the rear quarter panel facing the taillights. Trim for 1965 was limited to the one side strip seen on this car.
The paint on this Falcon appears to be in good shape and, if it's a stock color, is Dynasty Green with a white side spear and turquoise vinyl seats. Good chrome, straight body. Now it just needs someone to turn the "F" right side up on the hood.