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No Reserve: 1961 Ford Falcon

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No Reserve: 1961 Ford Falcon

Winning Bid: $6,100 (USD) by: ZIPPY

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Chassis/VIN:

1R12S124068

Location:

Philomath, Oregon

Odometer:

81,800 (Mi)

Lot Number:

8912219

Engine:

144ci I6

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

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Winning Bid: $6,100 (USD) by: ZIPPY

Auction Type:  No Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

1R12S124068

Location:

Philomath, Oregon

Odometer:

81,800 (Mi)

Lot Number:

8912219

Engine:

144ci I6

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

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Vehicle Story

This 1961 Ford Falcon four-door is an unmodified sedan that reportedly remained with its original owner for over three decades and comes with documentation, service records, and factory-issued manuals dating back to new. According to paperwork furnished with the sale, the car was originally purchased June 8 of its model year in Fresno, California, and stayed with its original owner until that individual passed away in 1994, at which time the car was willed to the current owner who subsequently refurbished the paint and interior. Powered by a Mileage Maker 144ci inline-six coupled with a 2-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission, this Falcon received a tune-up, oil change, and transmission service and is in good running and driving condition, per the seller. Refinished in Starlight Blue over a blue cloth interior, this second-year Falcon is now offered with documentation, service records, an owner’s manual, a service policy booklet, and a clear Oregon title in the seller’s name.

The Falcon launched in 1960 as a scaled-down version of Ford’s larger Galaxie and was made available in a variety of body styles. This example from the subsequent year is a four-door sedan and was reportedly subject to an exterior refurbishment in the late 1990s involving respray in Starlight Blue (D). Brightwork is said to present in nice condition throughout aside from some light hazing, including the bumpers, window trim, a driver sideview mirror, and other exterior accents.

Color-matched 14” steel wheels wear Ford-branded polished caps and are mounted to Milestar whitewall tires. The seller states that the four-wheel drum brakes have recently been replaced, and the unibody is carried by a suspension comprised of coil springs up front and leaf springs in the rear.

The interior is fitted with reupholstered blue cloth seating for the front and rear benches, while the remainder of the cabin is said to be original and trimmed in a matching color. Equipment includes a functional AM radio, heat, plaid door panels with armrests, wing windows, and a spare tire in the vinyl-lined trunk.

Instrumentation is housed within an aluminum bezel and displays a 100-mph speedometer along with a fuel gauge and a coolant temperature gauge. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 81k miles, which the seller states is original, although true mileage on the chassis is unknown.

The Mileage Maker 144ci inline-six was factory rated at 95 horsepower and is fed by a single barrel carburetor. Recent maintenance included a tune-up, oil change, transmission service, and replacement of the fluids. The seller states that there are no fluid leaks. Power is directed to the rear wheels by way of a 2-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission and a column-mounted shift lever.  

The sale includes service records, documentation, an owner’s manual, a service policy booklet, and a letter describing some of the history of the car.

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Comments & Questions

June 29, 2021
12:16 PM
Seller

@ZIPPY – Any ideas as to how to have it shipped to Minnesota? ...

There are lots of shippers. I have had limited experience but I could be of help to find the best quote. Steve

June 29, 2021
12:12 PM
Bidder

Any ideas as to how to have it shipped to Minnesota?

June 29, 2021
11:53 AM
Seller

@Rideklein – Just saw this hopefully you have time to answer this question… Is there any Bondo or rust issues? I’m guessing not because it seems like it’s been a California car the whole time thanks great car Bob ...

Hello Bob, You are correct. With the exception of 2 years in my Oregon garage, it spent it's entire life in Cal. No bondo or rust issues. Steve

June 29, 2021
11:48 AM

Just saw this hopefully you have time to answer this question… Is there any Bondo or rust issues? I’m guessing not because it seems like it’s been a California car the whole time thanks great car Bob

June 28, 2021
10:39 PM
Seller

Hello @IamLostRU-I would be willing to continue to store the Falcon for up to 90 days if you would like to enter into the bidding process. Steve

June 28, 2021
09:39 PM
Seller

@IamLostRU – This car is waaaay to nice - and classically important - for the $ being offered. I would be involved if (as I hope to resolve n a few months) I had space for it.... ...

Thank you for your comment. It is a fine example of life in 1961. The design gives us clues as to what was going on in the world of 1961.

June 28, 2021
09:36 PM
Seller

@Robertmiller – .....sure hope whom ever ends up with Casey fully understands that he will need to be "pampered" the rest of his life and that of any subsequent "caretakers"! After reading Casey's history I don't know how any "new owner" could not treat Casey with kid gloves. Would be nice if someone that already has their own car collection of "pampered" vehicles becomes the winner of the bidding process! ...

Hello Robert, Thank you for your kind words. Yes, my goal is to find Casey a good home. Everything about him screams 1961! He does deserve to be pampered and preserved.

June 28, 2021
07:25 PM

This car is waaaay to nice - and classically important - for the $ being offered. I would be involved if (as I hope to resolve n a few months) I had space for it....

June 28, 2021
05:09 PM

.....sure hope whom ever ends up with Casey fully understands that he will need to be "pampered" the rest of his life and that of any subsequent "caretakers"! After reading Casey's history I don't know how any "new owner" could not treat Casey with kid gloves. Would be nice if someone that already has their own car collection of "pampered" vehicles becomes the winner of the bidding process!

June 28, 2021
08:48 AM
Seller

@Rambo – Will it make it to Calif (Southern)? And is it freeway ready? ...

Hello, Honestly, I would not be able to make any sort of guarantee on a trip like that. I have used the car as a fair weather commuter. That is a 36 mile round trip. I have never had any mechanical issues with it. Also, keep in mind that with the old Fordomatic 2 speed transmission once you get above 60 mph the rpm's are getting up there. It would be entirely up to you.

June 28, 2021
05:17 AM
Bidder

Will it make it to Calif (Southern)? And is it freeway ready?

June 27, 2021
11:45 AM
Seller

Hello Fatboy, Yes, it is a cute and reliable "grocery getter!" Thanks, Steve

June 27, 2021
09:02 AM

I like it

June 23, 2021
08:40 AM
Seller

@kktbird – The windows are all rolled down. What do thay look like? The carpet looks dirty or worn. Why the moldy floor mays in the back seat? ...

Hello, I apologize if the photos have mislead you. All of the windows are up in the pictures. However, they all do roll up and down nicely. The mats in the back are a tan color with no mold. The car is housed in heated garage and has no moisture. The carpets are original and in surprisingly good shape.

June 23, 2021
03:31 AM

The windows are all rolled down. What do thay look like? The carpet looks dirty or worn. Why the moldy floor mays in the back seat?

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