Survivor Wagon: 1962 Ford Falcon

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Now this is one good looking station wagon! There is just something fantastic about a 2 door wagon, just think about the Nomad. It might not be as practical for hauling people as a 4 door, but they just look so cool. The seller of this Falcon Wagon thinks it might be all original or at the very least, highly original. It looks like it could be, clearly someone liked it and took good care of it. The engine is running, but the seller is listing it as none running since it needs work to be driven. You can find this bird here on eBay in Dade City, Florida with a current bid of $5,500.

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While it looks to be in great shape overall, there are a few issues. The paint flaking off of the driver’s side fender could be the result of a rust, a poor quality respray or any number of factors. A closer inspection should give a better idea of the cause and whether this really is the original paint. The rest of the paint looks dry, so an application of wax would probably be a good idea.

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Power comes from an inline 6, it looks to be the 95 horse 144 CID engine. It might not have a ton of horsepower, but these engines produce decent torque and are bullet proof. Since it’s running, I’d tune it up, but leave it alone. There are some options for upgrades though, if that’s something the next owner decides to do. You can get decent power out of these engines or you could drove a 260/289 in it and have a mean little wagon. The last option will require the most work to be done properly, but it would yield the greatest results.

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The interior is in great shape, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s been restored already. With 62k miles of use, the white and red seat covers should be showing some wear and discoloration by now. I guess it’s possible that they just have been well cared for, but it seems unlikely that they would have survived this well. What do you think?

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I really like this Falcon, if it were closer I’d be all over it. It would be the perfect road trip vehicle for me and my wife! Just imagine traveling across the US in this classic, it would be the journey of a life time. Of course, it would need some work before setting out, but it doesn’t seem to need anything major. So do you think this would make for the perfect road trip wagon or am I just dreaming?

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Comments

  1. Blyndgesser

    A 144 and automatic will keep you in the slow lane, but it could still be a fun cruiser.

  2. Melvin Burwell

    Wow I love this wagon. Especially the wheel skirts. If I wasn’t so far, Los Angeles Ca. I’d buy it. My landlord has a 62 Falcon car. Totally restored. Mel B.

    • 68custom

      I love Falcons and, two door wagons but hate fender skirts on a car that was never meant to have them. Just offering a different opinion, no disrespect! I would never V8 a Falcon or Mustang unless I had all the 5 lug bits! Be cool to put a big six in there with a factory four speed.

      • Dovi65

        I have the same opinion of fender skirts on a car … if they weren’t factory standard, they just don’t look right. Even more so on such a small car. I do like the Falcon. It’s not too far away, and doesn’t take up much room … maybe it will go unnoticed in the garage until it’s too late??

  3. Terry Avilla

    I grew up riding in a falcon my mom did have a white one

  4. Chebby

    Would a 300 six bolt right in?

    • Josh Mortensen Staff

      The 300 might be too tall to fit under the hood. Now the 200 inline 6 will drop right in without any issues. I’ve heard you can make the 250 fit, but it’s tight.

      • Alec

        170 and 200 are pretty much a straight swap. The 250 is too long to fit without modifications to the car. Easier to do a 260/289/302. Never tried a 300..=

    • Mike Williams

      Not a bolt in, but anywhere a 302 can go, so can the 4.9, it is tall and long..

      • Rocco

        That 300ci/4.9 is a great eng. for a F-100/F-150 truck, but it probably weighs more than the Falcon. lol, just kidding. It IS big.

    • Jeffro

      I have huge love for the Ford 300.

  5. Klharper

    The engines are not teenager proof. I blew my falcon’s straight six when I was much younger. But I did the logical thing and dropped a 302 in it.
    These are actually pretty cool cars and reasonably fun to drive. Dirt simple to work on.
    Oh yeah I blew the 302 also. I was really into going fast as a teen. And that ended in either blue smoke or blue lights all too frequently

    Log

  6. Howard A Member

    This car is right up there with the coolest offering so far, a 2 door Falcon wagon ( and not a sedan delivery) Back in the ’70’s I almost bought a ’65 Falcon 2 door wagon for $300 in Nashville. Complete and ran, but no floor. Not many, for sure. I’ll admit, the skirts are bit different, and can’t remember seeing them on a wagon before, doesn’t look too bad, I’m sure they come off. If you are looking for a great classic to drive, a ton of uses with this, you’d be a fool to pass this up. I mean, look at the engine, like 6 wires, so simple. I like Falcons, and if I had a fat wallet, this would be mine.

  7. jimjim

    No front seatbelts?

    • Jeffro

      No cup holders either!

  8. JerryS

    Seat belts were optional in the 60’s. Added them my 61 Galaxie.

  9. Ck

    I’d leave it like it is ,cuz if im gonna go through all the trouble of swappin out a motor Im sertainly not gonna put another six in.

  10. Scotty Gilbertson Staff

    Man is this cool, Josh! I wish I wouldn’t have seen it..

  11. JOHNATHAN MCELROY

    As an owner of a 64 falcon wagon hot rod…I love this ride!

  12. Rustytech Member

    My grand dad had a red one, 1963, even had the fender skirts. Pap’s drove that thing all over the east coast, Florida to Maine tuning pipe organs for churches, there weren’t many people doing that by then so he did alott of traveling. I don’t know how many miles he wound up putting on it, but he had it for over 10 years. Great car, great find!

  13. JCW Jr.

    Never saw a 2 dr.Falcon Wagon. Granddad had a 63 wagon dark blue. This one is close enough to scratch my itch. Hard to find a falcon with a resonable price.

    • Rocco

      There is a red one in my neighborhood right now with a 260/289(?) in it.

  14. Wayne

    Love the fender skirts, or spats, as we call them in OZ.

  15. MorganW Morgan Winter Member

    I love it. It just needs a 4.6L. Oh, and those fender skirts need to go!

  16. josh h

    I love the early Falcons….but the fender skirts are awkward on this…. I think only Chrysler Town and Country wagons pulled off fender skirts with style….

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