Can You Find A Better: 1962 Ford Falcon

1962 Ford Falcon Sedan

When I spotted this Falcon 4 door here on eBay, I thought it looked like the perfect CYFBO feature! This clean family hauler looks to be in very nice condition throughout. The seller states that there aren’t many Falcons at show or still running, so let’s put that one to the test! Can you find a better Falcon for $4,500? Actually, don’t worry about the price on this one, let’s just see how many survivor Falcons we can find. Good luck!

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Comments

  1. John F

    Regular car reviews bought one of these for a restoration project and theirs is looking great so far!

  2. grant

    http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/5567639999.html
    http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/5557427440.html
    http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/5557350114.html
    I found a few, they’re all over on price and condition though, and none this early. Here’s a few of the better ones.

  3. JoeW

    Not as clean as the first photo might lead us to believe. The interior is shot. The headliner is hanging and the top of the rear seat stuffing is popping out in the rear window photo. The front driver’s floor looks to be rusty as well.

  4. Cody

    I have been looking at falcons for a while now. They seem like a good affordable classic to get into and enjoy without breaking the bank. They must of sold a lot of them, because in spite of what the seller claims, I see a lot of good falcons for sale for reasonable money. The ones to look for are the 63 or later with the V8. I like the 2-doors over the four doors as well. There was a wagon for sale in my neck of the woods that I was going to post here but it seems to have been sold. So I will post this. Looks like a clean example, but an early model with no V8.

    https://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/5565332118.html

  5. jay

    We have one in the family farm barn………It was my great grandmothers. 20K original miles. 6 cylinder. Only has a small dent on rear qtr panel where she backed into garage years ago. Interior is perfect(but old)………I wanted to get it running but it was given to my cousin and it will sit there another 30 years

  6. Mitch

    When I was extremely young my uncle had a blue 60 or 61. I faintly remember riding in it & the white steering wheel, & also parked at the Sohio gas station he worked at. It suddenly disappeared, & when I asked my Mom about it, she said “It went Ca-fluuy!” He ended up with a ’60 Impala 4 door with a bad muffler.

  7. piper62j

    My all time favorite Falcon is the 64.. Nice lines, sort of squared off and looking sharp with the stainless side moldings..

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    • pauline

      agreed

    • Barry L Klotz

      My Dad had one just live this one. It was powered by a 260-8,with 3 speed automatic. His was called the Falcon Sprint. Loved that Falcon. Super fast. Thanks for the memory. Barry

  8. sofa king fast

    convertible: http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/5566129242.html

    1963 – same body style – 2 door Cheap too. $1500. http://zanesville.craigslist.org/cto/5511133121.html

    another convertible in Canada! Cheap too with C$ the way it is: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/5566084913.html

    2 door: http://chico.craigslist.org/cto/5525234651.html

    I know its a bit of a stretch but a Falcon based Ranchero: http://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/5536752815.html

    and a Sprint with useless pics: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/5516847515.html

    Once again I tip my hat to you…..
    Though your find has too many doors for me….

  9. jim s

    43 falcons on Ebay right now. i like this one ebay # 222106182390. it is a 65 in yellow. i would have to swap the automatic for a manual. the 62 you found would work also. the first new car my family had was a falcon. it made a big difference in our lives.

  10. Jeffrey Duddles

    1960 ford falcon – $3500

    http://goo.gl/qewlOR

  11. Paul R

    4 doors and the infamous “draft tube” PCV system. After 50K miles with ring wear, you would literally be smoked out of the car at a red light from crankcase blow by. Chevy used the same system also, but the Fords were terrible!

  12. piper62j

    Actually Paul, the downdraft tubes were the only way (at the time) car manufacturers could vent crankcase vapors out of the engine.. Otherwise, the pressure built up inside would cause all kinds of issues..
    If memory serves me (and at my age it’s questionable), California was the first state in 1967 to begin with retrofitting older cars with a closed pcv system. The technique was to drill a hole into the intake manifold, or if a plug could be removed with compatibility, and insert a fitted pipe or receptacle to secure a hose and attach it to a pcv valve.. This turned into a horror show for some retrofits because metal filings from drilling were not completely cleaned and got into the cylinders, destroying the rings.. From then on, closed pcv systems became mandatory on all cars..
    That being said, the smell from the downdraft tubes was nauseating, but not so bad as to be a health hazard.. It was all we had then and the radiator fan would create a constant flow of air to push the fumes to the rear of the car.

  13. Bruce Joslen

    Here is an Australian one in my back yard. [ In New Zealand ]. My late father bought it in the early 70’s as a roll-over wreck. He stitched on a second-hand roof and being a panel-beater, just kept on using it. It is on it’s 3rd engine and still being used.

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