1964 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible 260

Sold: £10,500

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Manufacturer:  Ford
First Registered:  1964
Model:  Falcon Sprint Convertible 260
Registration No:  Reg Applied For
Chassis No:  4H14F216614
MOT:  Exempt
Colour:  White

The second generation 1964 Falcon, launched in 1963, featured revised, more squared-off styling. Later in the 1964 model year, Ford's new offering for that market was launched: the Ford Mustang, based heavily on the Falcon's unified frame design. TV commercials now used the character Hazel as well as the Peanuts cartoon characters. The Ford Motor Company was a sponsor of the show, and also sponsored The Ford Show during the late 1950s. For the 1964 year, Ford added a Sprint Package, which gave the Falcon the Fairlane's 260 V8, a stiffer suspension, and a louder exhaust. Because the Mustang had the same options that the Sprint had for only a small amount more, the Sprint never caught on. Even with the addition of the 289 V8 in late 1964, the Sprint was overshadowed by the Mustang, and was discontinued after 1965. The Mustang dealt Falcon sales in North America a blow from which they would never recover.

The 1964 2nd generation Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible offered here is a recent import from Poland, and comes with completed Nova and the UK registration applied for. The car is running well with both V8 engine and gearbox working well, as does the power steering. The vendor describes it as being generally in sound condition, but requiring floor pan repairs, and it would also benefit from a repaint. The convertible top is in very good condition and the electric operation is working as it should. The interior is in need of refurbishment but would be usable as is. This is a restoration project but is a good basis for what would end up as a very rare and desirable Falcon Sprint Convertible V8.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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