1964 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible

Already a popular car since its introduction for the 1960 model year, the Falcon received a new look for 1964. Except for the 1963 1/2 models the first generation were all six cylinder cars. The Falcon now had a V8 on offer. The Sprint had arrived with a 260 V8 engine as standard.

The Futura Series was the more luxurious Falcon and the Sprint was a sub-series of this. There were just two versions available: the convertible and the 2-door hardtop that you see here. Both came with bucket seats with center console, rocker panel moldings and wire wheel covers as standard.

For $2,425 would get you a Hardtop Sprint with the convertible costing an additional $235.

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Inside there is an all-vinyl interior, bucket seats and a center console.

red bucket seat interior in a 64 Falcon Sprint Convertible
bucket seat interior

The 260 cubic inch V8 has a 2-barrel carburetor and provides 164 horsepower. Rather than the standard 3-speed manual, the original owner also opted to have a 4-speed manual transmission. This would have been another $358 when they bought the car.

1964 Ford 260 cubic inch V8
260 cubic inch V8

Despite being a great car, the Sprint never really achieved massive sales. This was due to the new and exciting Mustang that was released in April 1964 which buyers could get for just a fraction more. In fact, this Rangoon Red beauty was one of just 625 Falcons in this configuration.

Falcon Sprint sales ended up at 4,278 for the convertible and 13,830 for the two door hardtop.

This 1964 Falcon Convertible is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for lots more photos)

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