Three On The Tree: 1965 Ford Falcon

I’ve driven a vintage 60s sedan with manual drum brakes all the way around and I would have said it was terrifying to drive except that the single-barrel carb equipped inline-6 barely made enough horsepower to get you into mildly excited speeds, much less so to sphincter clenching speeds. But upgrading to dual-power brakes is easy, and swapping to Mustang spindles with disc brakes is a weekend project, and swapping in a mildly tuned V8 is just another few days, and soon you have a Super Sammy. Why do I feel like all of my automotive project planning ends with a car that needs wheelie bars? Anyway, maybe grandma’s car should stay stock. Find this 1965 Ford Falcon offered for $6,500 in Ft Lauderdale, FL via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1965 ford falcon
condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 79000
paint color: silver
title status: clean
transmission: manual

This is a technical one owner Falcon we purchased from a 86 year old lady from north Florida. All original and in absolutely fantastic condition for its age, 3 speed manual on the tree with the straight 6 engine. Runs and drives great has exhaust leak as exhaust was just replaced along with carburetor as well, fires right up no matter how cold or hot it is. Interior is in great condition and you can’t tell this car has been under cover for most of its life. Read Less

See a better way to drive grandma’s car?