Tuesday, June 18, 2013

15k: Mom's Apple Pie: 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint RestoMod

People use the expression "a slice of Americana" to describe something that is uniquely American in character, like a warm apple pie freshly baked by Mom.  What makes a good apple pie?  A crispy and rich crust filled with tart apples and gelatinous filling, but it isn't something easily replicated in a factory or at a store and the best are still home made.  A restomod classic is similar to the apple pie in that the best take years to get correct and the end product can be extremely rewarding.  Find this 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint restomod for sale in Winchendon, MA currently bidding on ebay for $15,887 reserve-not-met with a few hours to go.


Some pie lovers are obsessed with the crust, specifically the top section of criss-crossed strips that gives the apple pie its signature look. Some car lovers are obsessed with the external crust on their cars, specifically the paint and brightwork and this Falcon wears a very nice shade of red that has won multiple pie car shows.




 The filling under the crust is a fuel injected Ford 5.0 V8 from a 1987 Mustang which would have been good for 225 horsepower, but could easily be modified for more ponies with a free flowing intake/exhaust, et cetera.


Yeah, that is an automatic shifter in the center console, but who cares, this is America, and here we like to be able to do burnouts while holding a big gulp or updating our Facebook status.  Convenient that this Falcon has a set of aftermarket cupholders that pop out of the dash, one for the 500 calories of sugary fizzy beverage and the other to hold your iPhone.



This restomod Falcon represents a ton of time, effort & money from the previous owner and while the price is a bit high for a Falcon, it easily cost twice the current bid to build.  Pull out your fork and take a bite of this Falcon before someone else gets the whole pie.



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5 comments:

  1. ~ the details are very well done, both inside and out. impressive build, the rear bumper is a nice touch. at 3000lbs 225+ horsepower should be a kick to drive.

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  2. All the '63 Fords that had the fastback roofline are awesome! Mustang goodness for Falcon pricing is a great way to go. I'm with Scot, the rear bumper modification looks really good.

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  3. This is a really nice looking car. Two thumbs up.

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  4. I like the fact that you can make the whole window channel go bye-bye with the turn of a crank. It makes the lines of the car cleaner with the glass down this way.

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