AJ's Car of the Day: 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible

Car: Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible

Year: 1963

What makes it special: It was produced in small numbers for 1963, with only a total of only 4,602 rolling off the assembly line.

What made it famous: It's 260 V8 under the hood that made it a fun car to drive, plus the Sprint Chrome Package made it an appealing car to own. It also featured a power convertible top and factory tachometer.

Why I would want one: I've been a fan of the Ford Falcon line for many years, and the 1963 was the last year for the original body design. Although still very appealing for 1964, that body style started to move to a more square-ish design. Plus, like other models from other manufacturers, a V8 in a lightweight body meant great things when stomping the gas pedal.

Fun fact: The Ford Falcon brochure featured Charlie Brown and Lucy Van Pelt from the Peanuts comic strip. They stayed until 1965.


( 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible photo from barrett-jackson.com )