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zippi
09-10-2016, 09:32 AM
Hello,

My wife and I will be retiring in less than 5 years. Back in 1976 I built a 55 Chevy and in 1978 I started on a 57. A few years later I switched to Ford and have been a Ford fan ever since. We currently own a 1986 Ford Escape an a 2016 Ford Escape. Guess which one is mine. My wife and I are looking to purchase a 63 or 64 Falcon within the next year are two. We are not looking for a Pro Street car are a stock car. We want something in between with a little rumble (260, 289, 302), nice chrome wheels, nice paint and interior completed. We want the car that we buy to be a drive-able car and not a show piece. We want to drive it to local and not to far away events. We are looking to spend 10 to 12 large on this car. I have already been looking on line but what I see that I'm interested in was posted a few years back. Where is a good place to look for cars that are currently for sale in 2016? Also, Anything I need to look out for when looking to buy? Thanks for any help.

Gitanesteel
09-10-2016, 05:34 PM
Start with Craigslist, here, the Falcon Club of America publications (have to be a member), Ebay, etc. Sometimes word of mouth works good too. Not sure where you are at but Craigslist always seems to have some decent looking ones. Of course, once you see them in person the perception of the photo may change.

Happy hunting.

zippi
09-11-2016, 04:20 AM
Start with Craigslist, here, the Falcon Club of America publications (have to be a member), Ebay, etc. Sometimes word of mouth works good too. Not sure where you are at but Craigslist always seems to have some decent looking ones. Of course, once you see them in person the perception of the photo may change.

Happy hunting.

Scott,

Thanks for the info. I live in Evansville, IN. Right at the Kentucky boarder line.

dhbfaster
09-11-2016, 07:43 AM
Have you tried old ride.com ?
http://www.oldride.com/classic_cars/ford_falcon.html
84 falcons posted right now.

We see quite a few postings in the ford falcon Facebook group too. People see one in their area, they want it to go to a good home, so they let everyone know.

zippi
09-11-2016, 08:16 AM
Have you tried old ride.com ?
http://www.oldride.com/classic_cars/ford_falcon.html
84 falcons posted right now.

We see quite a few postings in the ford falcon Facebook group too. People see one in their area, they want it to go to a good home, so they let everyone know.

I've been on that link quit a bit looking around. Everything I see that I like is out of my price range. 2040 is a nice site I go to a lot as well. A lot of the listings i see do not show the listing date. Seems to be a little difficult to find something current. Really looking for a 63 Sprint.

Gitanesteel
09-11-2016, 08:23 AM
I've been on that link quit a bit looking around. Everything I see that I like is out of my price range. 2040 is a nice site I go to a lot as well. A lot of the listings i see do not show the listing date. Seems to be a little difficult to find something current. Really looking for a 63 Sprint.

Do you have the ability to travel (i.e. tow a car home)? That could really open up possibilities.

zippi
09-11-2016, 08:38 AM
Do you have the ability to travel (i.e. tow a car home)? That could really open up possibilities.

No I do not have a trailer. Whatever we find would have to be within 5 hours away so I could drive it home. This makes our search much harder. We are in no hurry to find something. Probably start thinking really hard about a car in the Spring. The search is exciting though.

zippi
09-11-2016, 08:47 AM
Here is a pic of a 63 1/2 Sprint that my wife and I have been looking at that we really like. This is the style that we are looking for.

zippi
09-11-2016, 08:50 AM
Here is another.

MacDee
09-11-2016, 07:58 PM
Oh gee! I know of a car for sale...
Mine.
'63 Hardtop. Not a V8, but a six that RUMBLES.

Alas, quite a bit more than five hours from western Washington to Indiana....

http://www.rainierfalcons.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2882
http://www.cars-on-line.com/86099.html

Good luck with your search! You might try Hemmings, too:
http://www.hemmings.com/

zippi
09-12-2016, 06:44 AM
Gary,

Nice looking ride. Just not what the wife and I are looking for. Thanks.

zippi
09-12-2016, 02:37 PM
Guys,
What is the tallest tires and wheels that will fit on a stock 63?

Luva65wagon
09-13-2016, 10:54 AM
The issues will be greater on the rear, due to the flare. But I'm not sure what the largest will be.

I think you need a good 2-door wagon ( [AGREE] ), which you could load up with a nice Coyote motor. That would be sweet.

Luva65wagon
09-13-2016, 10:55 AM
Maybe a nice ECOboost V6!

zippi
09-15-2016, 09:49 AM
Maybe a nice ECOboost V6!

No 2 door wagon for me. Has to be a hard top Sprint or Futura and a bit of a muscle car. High back bucket seats. Little street machine. I do really like the Glacier Blue.

Luva65wagon
09-15-2016, 11:12 AM
No worries - wasn't really expecting it to fit your needs.

Maybe I should do a twin turbo V6 in it... :3g:

zippi
09-22-2016, 01:00 PM
It's hard to find what the wife and I are looking for. Been on about every site I can pull up on the ole inner web for the past few months. Same ads every time I do a search. Maybe there will be some more postings once colder weather hits.

Bill Pierce
09-22-2016, 05:10 PM
This company has 1/2 dozen nice ones right now. All priced pretty high.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Falcon-Sprint-/272372169607?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3f6aa57b87:g:Dx4AAOSwknJX1RrY&item=272372169607

zippi
09-23-2016, 03:54 AM
This company has 1/2 dozen nice ones right now. All priced pretty high.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Falcon-Sprint-/272372169607?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3f6aa57b87:g:Dx4AAOSwknJX1RrY&item=272372169607

Bill,

Thanks for the link. Been on Ebay many times looking and saw all those listings. Just not looking to put out 30 large. Nice looking rides though.