This All-Original 1962 Ford Falcon Was Actually Owned by an Old Lady, Ended Up Abandoned

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1962 did not bring any massive overhauls for Ford's Falcon, despite the lineup now including a total of 13 different models.
While Futura was the big star of the show, all Falcon models came with a new front grille and restyled parking lights. Sure enough, the air intake on the hood captured everybody's attention, but at the end of the day, it was just a cosmetic upgrade with no actual mechanical benefit. It was a fake intake supposed to boost Falcon's sporty appetite.

Ford did not make any changes to the engine lineup, so there are no surprises on this front. As it turned out, customers weren't surprised either, so Falcon sales dropped to just a little over 396,000 units.

The 1962 model you see here comes in the same configuration as 61 years ago, as the woman who purchased it brand-new didn't change anything about it. The "owned by an old lady" cliché is actually real this time, the owner explains on Craigslist, with the car spending its last few years mostly abandoned in storage.

Everything you see in the photos is entirely original, and while it requires obvious fixes, it's a great project for a full restoration candidate.

The vehicle exhibits just a single dent overall, and otherwise, you only need to take care of very few rust problems. Rust damage isn't by any means shocking, especially for a 61-year-old vehicle, and the owner says you'll find it around the rear wheel wells.

You'd normally believe the floors and the trunk are wrecked, but this Falcon features very solid panels. No fixes would be required on this front, and the car even sports the original linoleum on the trunk floor. The paint isn't by any means a perfect-10, but it still looks good. After all, it's the original finish, so you can't expect it to be flawless anyway.

As a highly documented Falcon, the vehicle comes with all service records since new, which obviously makes it a rare time capsule.

While an all-original Falcon that checks all the boxes is certainly a rare find, buying this 1962 model isn't going to be affordable. This could be quite an issue, as I'm not sure too many people would be willing to pay a hefty price tag on a Falcon.

The owner is willing to let it go for $8,000, and you can see the car in person in Watsonville. The engine still runs, but don't consider the car road-worthy just yet. It needs brakes and tires, so if you decide to buy the Falcon, you should also take care of towing. The car also comes with a title, so everything is prepared for the new owner, as long as they agree to pay the right price.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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