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Year: 1964
Make: Ford
Model: Falcon Futura Hardtop
Challenger 260
Ext.Color: Skylight Blue
Int.Color: Blue cloth
Mileage: 11,300 indicated
Trans Type: Auto
Hallmarks:
Very clean rust free body, mostly original car that's a great restoration candidate, or drive it and enjoy it without worrying about wear and tear!
Warranty:
N/A
Keys-Remotes:
2 keys - 0 remotes
Books-Manuals:
No
Price: $11,900.00 / best offer




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Additional Details:

(VIN: 4K11F120305), skylight blue over blue cloth interior, auto trans with floor mounted shifter, 11,271 miles indicated,

Windsor 260 V8 with a Holley 2-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Performer 289 manifold. 164 hp & 258 ft-lb. torque, Wilwood

brake master cylinder. electronic coil and new cooling fans.  It has no radio installed but has extra gauges mounted under

the dash - oil pressure and water temp.  Purchased by the most recent owner on 09/25/2011 from R. Bruder in Golden,

CO, who had owned the car since 01/26/2000.  This Futura is very solid underneath, and has a very solid body.  The

floorpans and trunk areas have no rust, the metal around the windshield is in excellent condition, showing no rust (the

windshield was replaced in Sept 2019).  The body is very straight with no dents or dings, although there is no rust, with

closer inspection the paint on every body panel shows some sort of flaw - chips, cracks, spiderwebbing etc.  Nobody

would be embarrassed to be seen driving this Falcon, but someone wanting perfect cosmetics should plan on a total

repaint.   The motor starts right up, idles smoothly and doesn’t smoke or burn oil.  The transmission shifts smoothly and

the car drives extremely well.  The steering is tight and the car has great brakes.  This Falcon comes with brand new 15”

Superlite rims with new Toyo Proxes tires, as well as the original set of factory rims.  The body plate info shows the car

is mostl as-built, but at some point in its history the factory manual trans was exchanged for an automatic, and bucket seats

with custom mounts replaced the factory bench seat.  Overall it’s a very nice and solid example of a Futura Hardtop with

some cosmetic needs.  Comes with a clean IN title.



Body Plate info:

(4) 1964
(F) 260 2-barrel carb V8
Body 63C – 2 door hardtop Futura 3
Color Y – Skylight blue
Trim 82 – Blue
Date 01L – Nov 01
DSO 51 – Denver
Axle 4 – 3.25:1
Trans 5 – 4-spd. manual



Tires:  Toyo Proxes  (225/50-15f & 225/50-15r)

Tread Measurements:  DF: 10/32, PF: 10/32, DR: 10/32, PR: 10/32 (10/32 is new tire tread depth).



Ownership Timeline:

1964 - 2000, Unknown
01/26/2000 - purchased by R.Bruder and registered in Golden, CO.
09/25/2011 - purchased by J.Rogers and shipped to Evansville, IN as a driver and intended project.
09/2019 - offered for sale by Buxton Motorsports in Evansville, IN



History of service:

Unknown.



1964-1965 Falcon:
The Falcon went through its first complete makeover when the '64 models bowed in late 1963.  The second generation Falcon, launched in 1964, featured revised, more squared-off styling.  More chiseled and square-edged than its predecessor, the car appeared larger than before, though truthfully was only incrementally so.  TV commercials now used the character Hazel as well as the Peanuts cartoon characters.  The Ford Motor Company was a sponsor of the show, and also sponsored The Ford Show during the late 1950s.  A large variety of body styles continued with two sedans, two wagons, sedan deliveries, Rancheros, convertibles, hardtops, and vans.  All told, there were 17 Falcon models, five engines, and four transmissions – something for just about every consumer.  A 200ci six-cylinder arrived in 1964, while the 289 followed in 1965.  Using thin-wall casting, this now proven and respected engine (it debuted in Fairlanes and similar Mercury Meteors) had been taken to 260 cubic inches and was rated at 164 horsepower. Known as the Challenger V-8, it was the same engine that Carroll Shelby was stuffing into the little AC Ace roadsters that he called Cobras, At $196.30, the 260 V-8 was the most bang for the buck among U.S. compacts.

Though it wouldn't embarrass a Super/Stock terror of the day, the V-8 did wonders for Falcon acceleration.  Car and Driver's test of a four-speed Sprint convertible at the Ford Proving Grounds yielded "0-to-60 in less than 11 seconds consistently, and quarter-mile times were right in the high seventeens and low eighteens."  Several specially prepared Sprints were sent to Europe to contest the Monte Carlo Rally.  When the results were in, Falcon had proven itself to be a world-leader, something the other compacts from America were never able to do.

For 1964, the Sprint continued as the sportiest offering, in both hardtop and convertible form.  Initially, the '64 Sprint came with much of the same equipment as the previous year, including standard V-8, chrome engine trimmings, bucket seats/console, dash-mounted tach, and wire wheel covers.  Front suspension was coil springs pivot-mounted on upper arms plus double-acting absorbers.  Six-cylinder cars had four-lug hubs with 13-in steel wheels. V-8 cars got five-lug wheels.  For 1965, changes were minimal, including a simpler grille and revised side trim on deluxe models.  Production ended on June 26, 1965, for convertible Falcons.  A padded instrument panel, power steering, power brakes, a radio, a remote-control trunk release, and a parking brake warning light were optional.  Later in the year however, some de-contenting occurred, with Ford even advertising the "new lower priced Sprint"-with buckets, console, and tach no longer standard.  The Futura series offered even more glitz, with chrome trim running along the side contours, rear fender chevrons, and rear panel trim, plus full carpeting and more luxurious seating surfaces. The Futura convertible received the Special Six upgrade as standard. Futura Sports Coupe and Sports Convertible models continued to include lush bucket seats and console, but in several months the Mustang would take that formula and give America something new and different.

Falcon sales in general (and Sprints in particular) took an expected big hit with the introduction of the Mustang.  It was a fact that dramatically influenced the product lineup during the following five years.  Because the Mustang had the same options that the Sprint had for only a small amount more, the Sprint never caught on. Even with the addition of the 289 V8 in late '64, the Sprint was overshadowed by the Mustang, and was discontinued after 1965.  The Mustang dealt Falcon sales in North America a blow from which they would never recover.  Total production for 1964-1965 was around 430,000, with 32.608 being Futura Hardtop Coupes.



STANDARD EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

101-hp 170 Special Six (Convertibles), 85-hp Falcon Six (Hardtops)
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Bucket Front Seats and Console (Sports models)
“Bucket-Styled” Full-Width Seats, Front (Futuras) and Rear (all models)
12 Colors of Diamond Lustre Enamel
Power Top (Convertibles) in Black, White, Blue
Color-Keyed 2-Spoke Safety-type Steering Wheel with Chrome Horn Ring
Twice-a-Year (or 6,000-mile) Maintenance Features


POPULAR OPTIONS and ACCESSORIES:
Black or White Vinyl Roof Covering (Hardtops)
116-hp 200 Special Six or 164-hp Challenger 26O V-8
Power Steering
Deluxe or ‘Wire-Style Wheel Covers
Rocker Panel Moldings
Fordomatic Drive (except with 85-hp Six)
Ford Air Conditioner†
Radio
Electric Clock
Padded Instrument Panel
Seat Belts*
Heater-Defroster*
Tonneau Cover (Convertibles)


BASIC SPECIFICATIONS:
Length 181.6″
Width 71.6″
Height – Hardtops 53.2, Convertibles – 53.8
Wheelbase 109.5″
Weight (approx.) – Hardtops 2625 lb., Convertibles 2820 lb.
Trunk Luggage Volume – Hardtops 12.2 cu. ft. – Convertibles 9.1 cu. ft.



Picks:   A restoration project or a fun driver in its present conditon!

The full set of photos show the condition, so please request and review them.

 




Numerical Condition Evaluation:
(1 denotes Very Poor / Item needs replacement, 10 denotes Excellent / Showroom New)
 
PAINT:  4
BODY: 9.5
CONV. TOP:  N/A
RIMS:  10
TIRES:  10
WINDSHIELD / GLASS:  10
LEATHER / CLOTH:  5
INT. CARPETING:  6
SERVICE RECORDS / OWNERSHIP HISTORY:  3




 


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