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Sharp Wagon! 289 V8, Auto, Cold A/C, Pwr Strg, Frt Disc Brks, Updated Suspension

Make: Ford
Model: Falcon
SubModel: Futura
Type: Station Wagon
Trim: Futura
Year: 1968
Mileage: 64700
VIN: 8K23C183005
Color: Blue
Engine: 289 V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

1968 Ford Falcon Futura Additional Info:

If you haven't been paying attention, Ford Falcons have gotten red hot lately and this cool 1968 Ford Falcon Futura station wagon gets a lot of things right. First there's the cool retro wagon look, which is red hot right now, and rarely found on the Falcon. Then there's the lively 289 V8 under the hood and the awesome stance on those aftermarket 5-spoke alloys. All told, this is a cool little hauler that's more than just pretty, it's pretty fast!
The Falcon has a no-nonsense look that's actually quite stylish. The upright wagon takes on a sleek look with the slightly aggressive stance and big rolling stock, resulting in a little hauler that gets a lot of attention. This one hails from the warm southern US, so that means no rust bubbles hidden in the dog legs and doors that open and close with precision. Falcons are usually great hobby cars because they were not as sporty as the Mustangs and usually lived easier lives, and this V8 wagon (it was originally powered by a C-code 289) fits that mold. The Teal Blue paint was redone several years ago and shows some age, but a professional buff could really wake it up and make this Falcon sparkle. Even as it sits, it's a nice driver that will get attention simply because it's so unusual. The trim along the flanks is in excellent shape with none of the big dings you'd expect and the usual ornately-designed Ford taillights are bright and crisply rendered, making for a very cool package that will stand out everywhere you go.
The interior is Falcon simple, with parchment bench seats front and rear, all wearing proper looking pleated seat covers. It's actually surprisingly stylish for an affordable car, with nice beige carpets and ornate two-tone door panels that really dress things up. Look closely and you'll see a Falcon steering wheel that looks new and factory A/C that blows ice cold, making this an ideal choice for road trips. The factory gauges are bright and crisp, covering the basics, but what more do you need? The factory AM radio remains in the dash, but it's not currently working and due for an aftermarket upgrade that can be discreetly installed inside the glove compartment to maintain the factory look. In fact, that's one thing that you can see throughout this car: evidence that someone really loved it and wanted it right, and we hope that will always be continued. Even the cargo bay wears nice beige carpets and the rear window rolls down for additional ventilation or to haul longer cargo.
This wagon was originally born with a C-code 289, and that's exactly what's under the hood today. With a single Holley 2-barrel carburetor up top, along with a smaller chrome air cleaner and blue valve covers, it looks the part and drives extremely well. Nobody expects huge horsepower or a loud snarl from the twin tailpipes, but this car drives beautifully on the open road just as it sits. There's a big radiator up front, plus power steering and front disc brakes, so it's really a no-compromises cruiser. A C4 3-speed automatic transmission seems to make sense in a station wagon, and with reasonable gears out back inside the 8-inch rear end, it's just fantastic on the highway. It's shockingly solid underneath, highlighted by the Flowmaster dual exhaust system, and the stance is fantastic thanks to 15-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels and 215/70/15 blackwall performance radials.
We'll admit it, we love this car. If you're into wagons, Falcons, or low-key horsepower, this neat little Ford gets everything right. Call today!