1964 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible
The Ford Falcon was built by the Ford Motor Company from 1960 through 1970. During these years, the Falcon was offered in many shapes and sizes to include two and four door sedans, two and four door station wagons, two door hardtops, convertibles, sedan deliveries and Rancheros. The original Mustang actually evolved from the development of the Falcon. For the 1964 model year, Ford added a Sprint Package, which gave the Falcon the Fairlane's 260ci V8, a stiffer suspension, and a louder exhaust.
For consignment a Falcon Sprint with a V8, stiffer suspension, and a Holley carb. This is a somewhat rare car due to the fact that the Sprint package was only offered for 3 years, and not because it was a bad car, but only because of the Mustang's success and Ford not wanting the Falcon to overshadow the Mustang. This one is a driver, but presents nicely, and drives fab!
Bedecked in Raven Black (Nevermore! said Shakespeare) this car has no rust, however, signs of prior bodywork at the bottom of the passengers door are starting to make a peek-a-boo. The paint presents very well and is miles deep. Take a deep dive into the fit and finish and you will be impressed. From its paperclip shaped trim spear starting from the front and leading to the rear of the back quarter ending with a crescendo of chromed chevrons, we can see some added excitement in the form of a turquoise pinstripe directly above the spear. A stainless rocker trim runs from wheel well to wheel well and ends at the rear wheel well which is decked out with skirting in body matching Raven Black. The back panel of this car utilizes turbine style round taillights which flank a shiny badged with Sprint V8 and a runoff textured aluminum rear trim. Both bumpers are pristine, as the white convertible top which presents to us in excellent blemish and tear free form, with its clear plastic rear window. This top is power actuated and goes up and down with no issues. Magnum 500 wheels and tires are on all 4 corners.
Swinging one of the doors, it immediately shows off with its black metal top sill Sprint badge in the center, aluminum horizontal ribbed trim center piece, and some ribbed back vinyl on the bottom. A handle and a window crank in shiny condition are in this sea of textural and visual eye candy. Front low back vinyl buckets in black with tuck and roll inserts and smooth bolsters have a thick cream piping separating them. This carries through to the rear seats, where see a bench version, in showroom condition. From the back of the front buckets to the dash, a futuristic design center console races past the buckets, and comes to a complete halt just before the dash. The dash front in brushed aluminum matte finish panels which frames above and below, a centrally located back finished horizontal stripe at the midpoint of the metal. An original radio which still works, is seen in the dash. On top is a factory Ford dash mounted Sprint tachometer. Slightly faded back carpet covers the floors, and an original steering wheel, well preserved fronts this dash.
Benefitting from a rebuilt 2-barrel Holley carb, which sit on top of a 260ci V8 original to this car, are seeing a nicely preserved unrestored engine bay. A 2-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission is on back and a Ford 8-inch rear with 3.25 gears is the axle setup.
All cleaned up and obviously garaged most of its life, this car has no rust, is very sound structurally, and has independent front with coil springs suspension, a leaf sprung back suspension, and power drum brakes all around. A dual exhaust with polished chromed pipes peek out in the rear of this car, but underneath are just fiiiine-O-mite!
A super quick starter, smooth idle while she warms up, and we're off! Nice power and pickup, fine handling and no inoperable devices to speak of, even the top toggle. A truly fine ride, and power steering, is just the right touch to operate.
To sum it up, a nice example of the 64 Fairlane with the rare Sprint option added from the factory. 78,366 original miles, deep black paint, and a snazzy interior. Come and get it!
H-Lorain, OH Assy Plant
14-Falcon Sprint Convertible
F-260ci V8 2bbl
125188-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 76D-Falcon Sprint Convertible
COLOR A-Raven Black
TRIM 86-Black Vinyl
DATE 06L-November 6th 1963
DSO 26-Washington DC
AXLE 4-Ford 8" 3.25 Conventional
TRANS 3-Ford O Matic 2 Speed Auto