1963 Ford Falcon Sedan Historically, the Big Three auto manufacturers (GM, Ford and Chrysler), focused purely on the larger and more profitable vehicles in the US and Canadian markets. Towards the mid-1950s, all three manufacturers realized that this strategy would no longer work. Large automobiles were becoming increasingly expensive, making smaller cars such as Fiats, Renaults, Toyotas, and Volkswagens increasingly attractive. Furthermore, many American families were now in the market for a second car, and market research showed women especially thought the full-size car had grown too large and cumbersome. Hence the project which became the Falcon was started and sponsored by Ford General Manager Robert S. McNamara, who commissioned a team to create what by American standards of the time would be a small car but elsewhere in the world considered a mid-size car. McNamara, who was promoted to Group Vice President of Cars and Trucks by the time the Falcon was launched, was intimately involved in development, insisting on keeping the costs and weight of the car as low as possible. For consignment, a result of much market research that aimed at women, a second car for families, and a smaller car that was less cumbersome and expensive. We give you the 4th and last year of the first generation of the Ford Falcon. And talking about an eye-catching redux, the consignor states that it was performed in 2016. Much of the build has been documented and recorded for posterity in the form of pictures and receipts. Exterior In typical 60s Detroit fashion, Ford\'s first-generation Falcon, adorned with curved surfaces and creases that stretch from stem to stern, is incredibly hard to make straight once it\'s been overhauled or reworked. Fortunately, the metal on this compact coupe has been benefited by meticulous maintenance and usage over the years, so good panel alignment and an astute attention to detail remains. The car\'s classic flanks are very straight, prior to the red respray being laid on its solid and sculpted body. A few bubbles and touch ups are noted in the lower body panels, but you have to be down on your hands and knees to notice them. That body\'s gaps are very good, featuring doors that operate with precision and vertical components that are centered in their respective openings. And overall, this pint-size cruiser carries every indication that its high quality original condition turned into a well-kept effort to create a timeless compact car which looks good on the road and great in the parking lot! For the corners let\'s throw in some snappy 14-inch Weld Rodlite wheels to go with the mirror like chrome bumpers, beautiful stainless grille, chrome front window surround and Thunderbird-esque chrome trimmed hood scoop, all on the near perfect red field. Interior This cool Ford\'s correct and tasteful interior is a classy reminder of the days when style and appeal were the central focus of automotive design. At the front of the car, an original dash with a pristine stainless instrument cluster, all within the dual elongated eyebrow design stretching across the front and bathed in a tasteful body matching red color as well as making ample use of chrome surrounds, ivory bakelite knobs, and horizontal trim pieces. In front of that dash is a pristine fully restored low back wide split bench seat. This is in black vinyl and has tuck and roll inserts with smooth stitched black bolsters. Some white piping adds to the allure, as does the Grant rally style steering wheel and Sun tachometer on the column. Below those seats, fade-free carpet in black and looking like new covers the floors. At the edges of that carpet, great looking door panels wrap like-new smooth black vinyl and mix it with red painted metal upper sills. In the center over the black vinyl, is some of that jet age styling in polished and ribbed aluminum looking a lot like Chuck Yeager\'s ride when he broke the sound barrier. This wonderful sh
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