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1963 Ford Falcon Sprint Barn Find Saved After 15 Years in Dry Storage

The Sprint version debuted in 1963 to provide the Ford Falcon lineup with a sportier option. It also served as the model that eventually donated its underpinnings to the super-popular Mustang that launched a year later.
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The Sprint configuration was also the one bringing V8s to the Falcon lineup, though their production was rather limited, and only a few units eventually got to see the daylight. The convertible, for example, accounted for just a little over 4,600 units for the 1963 model year.

And this makes the Falcon Sprint we have here quite a rare find, there’s no doubt about it. Saved after spending the last 15 years in dry storage, the Falcon was originally equipped with a 260ci (4.3-liter) V8 engine, but a previous owner decided to replace it with a C8 code 1968 289 unit.

The engine is paired with what is believed to be the original T-10 transmission, and according to eBay seller wrgseeme, both are working properly.

Let’s set something clear from the very beginning: this isn’t a new car, it’s not in mint condition, and it does require several important fixes, including dealing with some areas that have already been invaded by rust. On the other hand, it’s a barn find you don’t typically see every day, and given it’s such a rare model, there’s no doubt it’s totally worth restoring.

The interior looks in decent condition, though as you can easily tell from the photos, some major repairs are needed here too. For example, there’s a chance the original bucket seats would need to be completely replaced.

At the end of the day, it’s actually no surprise this Falcon has caught the attention of so many people out there. The eBay auction has already received over 40 bids, with the highest at the time of writing being $8,250, with over 4 days left until the digital battle comes to an end.

 
 
 
 
 

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