SWEEET! First-generation Falcons were ubiquitous when I was a kid in the 70's- and for an economy car, it sure had a lot more character and appeal than any econo-box since! Clean, simple lines; yet it had shape and style! And dig that great color! I'd love it as a daily driver!
I was in Argentina in 1991 and these 1st gen Falcons were all over the place. Apparently they continued to produce them there for several decades with only minor updates. Nearly every cab in BA was a Falcon!
You said it brother! This thing is great! I enlarged the pictures and I couldn't find anyrust on this car anywhere. This would be a great daily driver provided I could get one with an auto tranny. Of course, the front brakes would be swapped out for discs. Gotta do that because Mother would be driving it. Other safety mods would include3-point lap and shoulder belts and 4-way flashers. Now that's a driver!
That's just a complement to the car and the timelessness of its design and build quality. Few cars have ever achieved this honor. The only other ones that I can recall are the Kaiser Carabella ('51-'55 Kaiser) and the Willys Lark 4-door sedans ('52-55) that were built in Argentina and Brazil from 1955-62. the Falcon was also sold in Canada as the Frontenac through '65. These cars have indeed withstood the test oftime and are still with us today.
Wouldn't touch that hunk of junk with a barge-pole. The only car that makes Ramblers look like respectable means of transportation.
I have always noticed that I see old Falcons like this but I never see the full size Galaxies. I wonder why, I don't get how the Falcons survived. Actually now that I think about it it's the same thing with the other car companies. A lot of the full-size cars seemed to vanish.
Probably too many of the bigger Fords were either raced or used for demo-derbies as I co-worker I knew years back did with them. He had one he was working on and when queried as to the history, he informed me it was a pristine low miler he bought from an old man. About made me cry. Gary
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