Sunday, December 18, 2016

1962 Ford Falcon

1962-ford-falcon-wagonNow this is one good looking station wagon! There is just something fantastic about a 2 door wagon, just think about the Nomad. It might not be as practical for hauling people as a 4 door, but they just look so cool. The seller of this Falcon Wagon thinks it might be all original or at the very least, highly original. It looks like it could be, clearly someone liked it and took good care of it. The engine is running, but the seller is listing it as none running since it needs work to be driven. You can find this bird here on eBay in Dade City, Florida with a current bid of $5,500.

1962-ford-falconWhile it looks to be in great shape overall, there are a few issues. The paint flaking off of the driver’s side fender could be the result of a rust, a poor quality respray or any number of factors. A closer inspection should give a better idea of the cause and whether this really is the original paint. The rest of the paint looks dry, so an application of wax would probably be a good idea.

1962-ford-falcon-enginePower comes from an inline 6, it looks to be the 95 horse 144 CID engine. It might not have a ton of horsepower, but these engines produce decent torque and are bullet proof. Since it’s running, I’d tune it up, but leave it alone. There are some options for upgrades though, if that’s something the next owner decides to do. You can get decent power out of these engines or you could drove a 260/289 in it and have a mean little wagon. The last option will require the most work to be done properly, but it would yield the greatest results.

1962-ford-falcon-interiorThe interior is in great shape, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s been restored already. With 62k miles of use, the white and red seat covers should be showing some wear and discoloration by now. I guess it’s possible that they just have been well cared for, but it seems unlikely that they would have survived this well. What do you think?

1962-ford-falcon-2-door-wagonI really like this Falcon, if it were closer I’d be all over it. It would be the perfect road trip vehicle for me and my wife! Just imagine traveling across the US in this classic, it would be the journey of a life time. Of course, it would need some work before setting out, but it doesn’t seem to need anything major. So do you think this would make for the perfect road trip wagon or am I just dreaming?


1968 Mustang Fastback



1956 Ford Crown Victoria Skyliner

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Rotunda Replica Plans Back On For Early Ford V-8 Museum

Images courtesy Early Ford V-8 Foundation.

The once-backburnered plan to build a replica of Ford’s famed Rotunda as part of the Early Ford V-8 Museum has now returned to the forefront after an anonymous donation that will allow the museum to more than triple in size.

“This is a huge undertaking but one the V-8 Museum is confident of achieving,” foundation officials wrote in the group’s most recent newsletter.

Plans for a replica of the Rotunda – the 214-foot wide and 10-story tall structure that Albert Kahn designed for Ford’s exhibit at the 1934 Chicago World’s Fair and which burned down in Dearborn in 1962 – have been discussed since 2007 when the Early Ford V-8 Foundation began work on establishing a permanent facility in Auburn, Indiana, work that resulted in the existing museum’s construction in 2009-2010.

Foundation members had initially planned to begin building the Rotunda replica (though downsized to roughly two-thirds to three-fourths of its original size) in the museum’s second phase of construction, but by last fall the foundation’s trustees decided to shelve the Rotunda plans – by that point estimated to cost as much as $9 million – in favor of a more modest 8,700-square-foot addition to the museum’s existing 8,040-square-foot space.
rotunda_04_1000A recent anonymous donation to the museum, however, has allowed the foundation to take those plans down off the shelf. Just as the foundation trustees were ready to finalize plans for that 8,700-square-foot addition, a Ford V-8 collector approached the foundation to offer not only his 17-car collection, but also the funds necessary to build a 10,000-square-foot addition to the museum to house the collection.

According to Josh Conrad, the museum’s collection coordinator, the anonymous donor’s contribution didn’t specifically include the Rotunda replica, “but it made that project a little easier for us to swallow.”

To accommodate the donation, the foundation decided to revise its plans. Rather than build its already-planned addition to the west of the existing museum, the foundation would build that addition and the 10,000-square-foot addition – which will include the 98-foot wide Rotunda replica – to the south. Included in those plans are a restoration shop and new entryway to the existing museum as well as a turntable for the Rotunda replica.

While groundbreaking for the additions took place earlier this month and construction is set to begin in the spring, the foundation still needs to raise another $750,000 to complete the funding for the already-planned addition, now measuring in at 9,200 square feet.

“We’re optimistic we’ll raise the remaining amount by the spring,” Conrad said. “But we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. We’re pretty open ended on the timeline for completing construction.”

The museum already has the last remaining piece of the Rotunda: the original entrance sign, which foundation members restored and placed out front of the museum in 2013. In addition, the museum has 21 vehicles and 35 engines currently on display, with another 93 vehicles in its legacy program – that is, waiting for display space.

Conrad said eventually the foundation plans to expand the museum to the northwest. “In the long haul, we have plenty of room to expand,” he said.

For more information on the Early Ford V-8 Museum and Foundation, visit


1954 Ford C600 Coe Cabover


1970 Ford Torino Cobra SCJ GT

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1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner Convertible

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1958 Ford Ranchero

1958 Ford Ranchero for sale. From the seller’s description:
Dressed in Jet Black with factory Red/White interior, this wonderfully presented Ranchero will certainly take you back in time when futuristic rocket styling, air scoops, generous bright-work, honeycomb grill’s and Ford’s early big block’s ruled the roost. (66B Custom 300 -1 of only 8,479 produced)…
Resting on a high end 10+ year young body-off restoration. Post-restoration, this Ranchero was sold at a California Charity auction and was later sold to the current and very fastidious owner. Since that time he has invested another $7-10K making sure it was just right, ready to show, enjoy and most importantly, drive! Overall this is a very nice example of a desirable 1st generation Ford Ranchero…
Please visit our “Narrated” 13+ minute HD Video and request detailed 60+ high resolution category specific photos. We welcome your call anytime, specific questions and/or purchase consideration…
Body/Exterior: Stock type body-off restoration, professional quality Jet Black paint & straight body, restored chrome, bright-work & honeycomb grill, steel wheels with factory Ford dog dish hub caps, bias ply BF Goodrich Silvertown wide-white tires…
Power-Train/Chassis: Ford FE 352 2bbl V8 big-block (believed Police Interceptor-not verified), manual 3 Speed column shift with factory over-drive option, factory Ford 9″ rear differential, factory Power Steering & drum brakes, completely restored chassis & suspension…
Interior/Misc: Factory type reproduction Red/White vinyl interior upholstery/door-panels/trim/carpet, restored factory Red dash paint & trim, factory AM radio, all new OEM wiring, heater & air vents, “3 On The Tree” column shift, factory vacuum wipers, 12v lighter socket, factory jack/tools/spare…
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1963 Ford Falcon Ranchero


1947 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

1955 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery

Pampano Beach, Florida is where this super cool ride is located. This is a 1955 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery and it’s listed on eBay where there are seven days left to get your bids in and line up your preferred shipper. The current bid is just under $1,500, and of course the reserve isn’t met. This is one sweet rod.

This is a rare beast and it actually looks pretty good. No, it looks very good! I have no clue how much bodywork will be involved here, I’m guessing that this car is loaded with filler, it’s just too rust-free-looking for being 59-years old. And, it looks a little wrinkly and uneven and.. weird in a few spots. The seller says that it came from a very hot country (not a clue) so there is basically no heating system installed, ever, since it was new, in some other country that apparently is hot. That split tailgate is super cool!

We’ve probably all done a bit of bodywork and in looking at this car it probably wouldn’t take a ton of work to make it look good and flip it for a profit, if that’s what a person was in to. Well, scratch that, if you look beyond the decent outer body you’ll see where most of your time and money will be spent. But, even with that, if the reserve is low enough a person could theoretically throw $30,000 into this car and still make a healthy profit. Of course, if you bring it into a restoration shop you’re not going to get it back in perfect condition for $30,000 so you’ll have to do a lot of the work yourself.

We all know that this car will never be restored back to original specs. Some cars just lend themselves to be restomods for the rest of their lives. Any Willys coupe, of course. A Henry J? Forget it. A bathtub Nash? HA, give me a break; all restomods. A sedan delivery is in the same camp. And, there is not one thing wrong with that, I’m just stating the obvious. I can see the appeal for this car to become a gumball-colored custom, it just has that cool shape and persona about it. The interior will, of course, need as much work as the exterior will, but other than welding on the floors and maybe some roof/headliner work, hopefully it won’t be a money pit.

This is the original engine, Ford’s Y-block 272 V8 that would have had around 160 hp. It looks good in there, obviously it’s been out and has at least been painted, but no word on if it’s been rebuilt or not. Supposedly this is a running car, but just enough to get it on a trailer; although the brakes all work and under the front end of the car it looks pretty good to me, just from looking at this one photo. Is anyone else a fan of these sedan delivery vehicles? I think they’re cool as heck.


1973 Ford Pinto Wagon

It’s usually exciting to find a one owner original survivor car for $1500, like this one here on craigslist, but it is a Pinto. Who can blame someone for walking away from it in 1985. It looks complete and original on the outside. It’s here in Sacramento, so it might not be too rusty. It even has the hubcaps. There’s no word on if it runs and no pictures of the interior.

There’s rust showing on the tailgate for some reason. Perhaps something was mounted there, like a bike rack, that wore away the paint. The bumper has an interesting bend.

The engine looks complete and not too messy. That is a 2 litre 4 cylinder with 86 horsepower mated to a 3 speed manual transmission. Some claim these are 14 second cars, 14 seconds to 60 mph anyway.

The right hand side looks like it’s made close friends with at least one stationary object. If this runs, could it be a fun little driver? What do you think it might be worth?


1949 Ford Coupe

Though plentiful and popular, we couldn’t withhold this cheap ’49 Ford coupe. Appearing to have undergone a partial restoration, this Ford is nice and comes with a great deal of good condition and new parts. Priced at $2,900 we are just fine with “some assembly required.” Find it here on craigslist out of Pueblo, New Mexico.

Packing its original drivetrain, the engine bay certainly needs some work. The overspray is a bit disappointing, although it could be rectified. There is no real mention of the engines condition, and if it runs, but we would think that the engine has some life considering how much work has been put into paint, and interior. But we cannot assume anything.

The interior looks to be primarily new, although the steering wheel could use some help. The seller has done a lot of interior work on this Ford, and has spares for the interior. The exterior wears a pleasant shade of green. There looks to be a scratch in the passenger front fender, and we question the paint quality due to the view of the engine bay and over spray. Although the body looks superb and very straight along with the chrome work. The seller claims this Ford to be rust free, and after examining this Ford, we can believe it.

With a solid start, a lot of potential, and a cheap price this ’49 Ford Coupe is hard to pass up.  Would you take on this ’49 Ford Coupe? What would you do with this cult classic?


1965 Ford Mustang Fastback

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback
The seller of this 1965 Mustang claims that the engine runs and drives, but that the brakes don’t “stop real good”. That’s the least of the next owner’s problems though as there’s plenty of rust and bodywork that need addressing. This wasn’t the best specced car either with a 289-2v, 3-speed manual, and standard interior. Still, Fastbacks are very desirable and there’s no doubt in my mind that someone will rescue this poor pony. It’s located in Spring City, Pennsylvania and is listed here on eBay where bidding ends later today.


1969 Big Block Mach 1







1966 Ford Boogie Van

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When you look at a van like this 1966 Ford E-Series here on eBay, your mind tends to wander: who created this psychedelic machine? Did they have a vision when they started? Do they tire of getting photographed while idling in city traffic? Who knows, but I have to give credit to the builder for bringing the various design and equipment elements together to create something quite unrepeatable. The bids are nearing $14K and there’s no reserve in sight. 

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If we get serious for a minute, you have to give the builder credit: he  completed this van and then took off on a month-long road trip with his wife and their dogs to explore the USA via Route 66. He documented the trip here on, and it’s well worth the read (it helps he’s a photographer and took some excellent photos of classic Americana.) The van was gone through from top to bottom, including the paint job and a hotted-up and rebuilt Ford 300 I6 engine.

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True to form, this Econoline has shag carpeting inside. That’s a must-have, wouldn’t you agree? The van has some modern creature comforts, including surround sound stereo and Bluetooth-enabled technology for receiving calls. The Moon pedals and fire extinguisher are appropriate period touches, and you’ll be staring out new glass all around as the seller has replaced those components as well. My favorite feature of this van is its history: it was formerly a work van owned by the Singer Sewing Company, which employed a fleet of these vehicles for making house calls.

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The seller is listing it on behalf of the photographer owner, and claims there are plenty of good stories to go with this “Boogie Van” creation – including almost causing two wrecks in Texas due to distracted drivers. I’m sure you would have to get used to lots of eyeballs on the road, but I doubt anyone buying this considers themselves a wallflower. If it were mine, I’d lose the raked stance and keep the rear even with the front but there’s not much else I’d mess with – although, the rear cargo area is crying out for a velvet couch. How would you use it?


1941 Ford Super Deluxe

1941 Ford Super Deluxe
Who doesn’t love a little patina? Certainly it’s not for every car, and maybe not for everyone, but it certainly has its place in the automotive realm. This original 1941 Ford Super Deluxe isn’t rich with beautiful shiny paint and a full restoration. Instead it is rich in originality and history. Although sporting an as found historic look, this Ford is a runner driver and is ready to cruise to your local car event. The bidding on this Ford is up to $8,600 and the reserve has yet to be met. Find it here on eBay out of Frazier Park, California.

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Even though the exterior has patina, the engine bay is a much different story. The bay looks to have been painted black to “freshen” it up, and the engine and its components look clean and fresh. The flathead V8 is claimed to “run like a mouse with slippers.” The engine and driveline appear to be all in good working order making for a great cruiser.

1941 Ford Super Deluxe Interior
The interior looks surprisingly nice in this old Ford looking to be mostly original. There is certainly a bit of fading and a few blemishes, but it really looks to be a comfortable view from the cockpit of this Super Deluxe. The dash board even sports a bit of surface rust, but it looks wonderful in untouched condition, maintaining the originality. The exterior obviously has some surface rust, but the seller has noted there is not rot, or holes in this Ford. It appears there may be a few small dents here and there, but nothing serious enough to create a crease. The trim appears all present and shiny, and the bumpers don’t look to shabby either.

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We know patina isn’t for everyone and there is certainly a line between patina and a rusty heap. Although, we rather enjoy original type vehicles such as this with what is a manageable level of patina. The original paint is clearly present and the interior is pleasant, where you could actually convince anyone to ride in this car without fear of tetanus, or other hazards. Would you drive this patina cruiser? What we are really wondering is what this 1941 Ford Super Deluxe will close for? What do you think would be a fair price for this Ford?