There is a lot to be said for a restomod classic that is very cool, but is very simple and not over the top. Cars with too much done to them tend to look cluttered and crowded to many people. This 1963.5 Ford Falcon Futura is a very simple car. The car is coated in black paint, which was its factory color.
The current owner is a man called Craig Wick, and he owns a custom shop known for cool rides. The 1963 Ford Falcon Futura was a customer car that sat derelict for a few years until Wick made a deal to buy it. The car had already received a Mustang II-style front suspension upgrade.
Other than the updated front suspension, the car was basically stock down to the original 260 cubic-inch V8, four-speed manual, and 8-inch rear. While there was room for a bigger engine, Wick stayed with a Ford small bock cramming in a 1969 302 cubic-inch Ford V8 that was fortified with forged Eagle stroker internals to displace 347 cubic-inches.
That may not be the most powerful combo the car could have run, but it moves the car with authority, according to Wick. One of the best parts about the car is how simple, clean, and tidy the underhood area is. It looks almost as if the engine is sitting in the engine bay and hasn’t yet been hooked up.
The wheels are mild 7-inch wide units, and the 347 stroker is backed by a TREMEC T5 manual transmission and hardware from Modern Driveline. The rear suspension is heavy-duty leaf springs with a 2-inch drop and KYB shocks. The rear was upgraded to a Ford 9-inch with 3.70 gears, Traction-Loc dif, and Strange 31-spline axles. Wilwood discs all around stop the car. On those 7-inch wide wheels sit tiny 225/40R17 tires. We bet it will smoke the tires with a hard glance at the throttle pedal. Check out this Falcon turned drag racer/show car.
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I remember, at age 16 , when the 63’s came out. If only I could of been smart enough to of bought many of these cool cars.
Don’t we all say that when $1.25 an hour was the wage of the day and that’s the why.
Sometimes I wish that Ford would bring back the Falcon, Maverick, Fairlane 500 and the Torino Ranchero
I love this picture!! It means so much to me because i used to have one the exact year and color..
i love it so much and it is my dreem
Is it still in the market
I was 16 or 17 when my mom bought me a 1963 Ford Futura. She was tired of taking me to work at a local Loop’s restaurant. It sat side by side with an early 1960’s Thunderbird at Bill Loeper Ford in Santa Maria, CA. They were the same price ($9099) and my mom asked me which one I wanted. I said T-Bird, but she thought that was too much of a car for me so Falcon it was. It was a two-door with red interior and bucket seats with a console in the middle.
Make that $999.00.