Over the past several years, the Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine has become the go-to choice for folks building Blue Oval restomods, offering up loads of power potential and modern reliability right out of the box. That list includes everything from a 1949 Ford Tudor to the first-generation Ford Bronco to a 1957 Ford Custom 300, as well as countless other examples from throughout FoMoCo’s illustrious history. Now, it also includes this very cool 1963 Ford Falcon Futura that’s currently up for grabs at Bring a Trailer, too.
After acquiring this 1963 Ford Falcon Futura back in 2016, the seller proceeded to modify it in a number of ways, starting with a color change from the original Corinthian White to a darker shade of black. The compact coupe was also treated to a vented hood, dual-exit exhaust, and 17-inch chrome aftermarket wheels on the outside, which are wrapped with a set of Nitto NT555 G2 tires.
Inside the cabin, this classic Falcon features a set of black leather Procar front bucket seats, along with a three-spoke steering wheel, Dakota Digital gauges, new carpeting, a custom center console, a Vintage Air climate control system, and a retro-style digital stereo with Clarion speakers.
The biggest change made to this classic Falcon, however, is what powers it – the aforementioned 5.0L V8 Coyote engine, which features an open-air intake and a custom exhaust, along with an aluminum radiator and electric fans. It’s mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and a 9-inch rear end. Meanwhile, a set of adjustable coilovers, aftermarket rear arms, and Wilwood brakes help the driver better manage the car’s extra infusion of power. The result is a cool build that retains enough of its original character to retain broad appeal, albeit with modern mechanicals that make it more fun to drive. And if that isn’t a winning combination, well, we don’t know what is.