Golden Oldies: 1965 Ford Falcon

This next car is one of those hidden secrets of the classic car market that I am somewhat reluctant to share with the world. The problem is that if I say something is a good deal and a few people share this thought with their friends and they share with additional people, and soon, thousands of like minded people are looking to “score a deal” on something like a ’65 Falcon. Regrettably, the market gets enough attention that it is no longer a good deal. Because, while first generation Ford Mustang prices are high, the Falcon (which shares most of its hard parts with the Mustang) continues to be a reasonably priced alternative, at least for now. Find this 1965 Ford Falcon offered for $13,000 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1965 Ford Falcon
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 100
paint color: custom
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe

1965 Ford Falcon Two door. This was a project car that was originally equipped with an inline 6 motor. The car underwent an overhaul which included an engine swap to a fully rebuilt small block 302, a C4 automatic transmission, new driveline with rear end, and front power disc brake conversion. The car is straight without any major rust issues, and a reupholstered interior. The paint is not the original color, and it was repainted more than a decade ago. The car could use a another paint job. The car is complete, with no corners cut on the build. This car was built to provide a better driving experience than the original inline engine. We weren’t trying to go over the top with the build, so no major modifications to the interior were made. We just want it to go to a good home since its hardly driven now. Car runs and drives fantastic, with no issues. Only thing really missing is A/C and power steering for added comfort. Priced to sell. If you wish to see it in person and test drive it; please have cash in hand. No low ballers. Please call the number provided, or send a text. e-mails are not responded to, thank you.

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