1961 Econoline

1961 Econoline

The Ford “high cube” Econoline Van makes delivery work faster and easier . . . with a modern stylishness that says nice things about your company at every stop. There’s up to 39% more load-space than in ½ ton panel models—a huge 204 cubic feet! The advanced, single-unit design that makes possible this tremendous cargo area in a short 168.4-inch over-all length also cuts dead weight to permit payloads over ¾ ton. Ninety-inch wheelbase for outstanding maneuverability and parking ease.

True to its name, the Econoline Van provides big, new savings for cost-conscious businessmen . . . with low initial cost and superior economy of operation. The 144 Economy Six, the same gas-saving engine as the Falcon pickup, goes a full 4,000 miles between oil changes. The engine cover is well insulated with fiberglass to keep heat and noise out of cab. for increased driver comfort.

Your cargo rides high, wide and handsome. The large interior load area is over 54 inches high and 65 inches wide (48.2 inches between the wheelhousings). The length is 89.3 incites from the rear of engine compartment to rear dour (106 in. from rear of seal and 143 in. from firewall), with a total loadspace of 204 cubic feet. Double cargo doors, both rear and curb side, provide a loading opening width of over 49 inches, almost 47 inches in height . . . give excellent rear and curb-side accessibility for convenient loading or unloading.

Ford Econoline Van Specifications
Convenient steering column shift level controls the 3 speed Synchro-Silent transmission for easy manual operation. Economy 85-hp. engine, the Falcon Six with proven economy gets 4,000 miles between oil changes. Efficient engine cooling system. Fresh air is channeled through the grille and radiator over the “up front” engine for more effective cooling and longer engine life.
Durable, soft-action rear suspension with variable-rate, semi elliptic leaf springs. Direct-acting, telescopic shock absorbers are standard, front and rear, for a softer ride. I- Beam front axle and long leaf springs provide a comfortable ride and reduce tire wear.

  • GVW: (lb.) ………………………………………………………3,600
  • OPTIONAL GVW: (lb.) ………………………………….. 4,350*
  • MAXIMUM LOADSPACEs (cu. ft.) ……………………. 204
  • WHEEL BASE (inches)………………………………………….90
  • Battery: ……………………………………… 54 plates – 40 amp-hr.
    Optional……………………………………….66 plates – 55 amp-hr.
  • BRAKES, SERVICE: Size (in.) -Front ……………. 10 X 2.50
    Rear…………………………………………………………….10 X 1.75
    Total lining area (sq. in.)…………………………………………144.4
  • BBRAKES, PARKING: ………… Cable Actuation of Rear Brakes
  • CLUTCH: Dia. (in.) – Friction Area (sq. in.)…………8.5 – 67.6
  • COOLING SYSTEM: Capacity (qt.)…………………………..8.9
  • ENGINE:……………………………………………………….85-hp. Six
  • FUEL TANK: Capacity (gal.)……………………………………..14
    Location……………………………………………….Under Rear Floor
  • GENERATOR: Standard – Option……………25 amp. – 30 amp.
  • SHOCK ABSORBERS: Front and Rear….Direct Acting, Telescopic
  • SPRINGS, FRONT: Capacity @ Pad (lb.)…………………900
    Size (in.) – No. of Leaves………………………………….48.0 x 2.25 – 5
  • SPRINGS, REAR: Capacity @ Pad (lb.)…………………..940
    Size (in.) – No. of Leaves……………………………….48.625 x 2.25 – 6
  • Transmission: Synchro-Silent…………………………………3-Speed
    Control……………………………………………….Steering Column Shift Lever
  • TlRES No. – Size………………………………………….5 – 6.50 x 13 4PR
  • WHEELS: NO. –  Size…………………………………. 5 – l3x4½J

ADDITIONAL STANDARD EQUIPMENT:
Double Side and Rear Doors; Electric Windshield Wipers; Outside Rearview Mirror; Front and Rear Bumpers; Dome Light; Single Electric Horn; Turn Signals; Oil Filter; Foam Seat Padding in Driver’s Seat.
Colors: Montecarlo Red; Raven Black; Academy Blue; Starlight Blue; Mint Green; Holly Green; Goldenrod Yellow; Caribbean Turquoise; Corinthian White; Two-tone paint scheme is available – any standard color may be combined with Corinthian White.

OTHER AVAILABIE EQUIPMENT:
Heater and defroster (fresh-air type, hot water, includes body insulation); Auxiliary Gas Heater; Auxiliary Step, side door; Radio and Antenna; Safety Package “A” (padded instrument panel and sun visors); Rear Door Glass; Flip-Swing or Stationary Seat (front RH); Arm Rest; Sun Visor (RH); Interior Rearview Mirror; Cigar-Cigarette Lighter; Horn Ring; Turn Signals (Class A); ICC Four Lamp Flasher; Dual Horns; Door Lock (LH); Tinted Windshield; Windshield Washers; Bright Metal Hub Caps; Front and Rear Chrome Bumpers; Dome Light (cargo area); Positive Crankcase Ventilation; Tires: (6.50 x 13 – 4PR white SW, 7.00 x 13 – 6 PR black or white SW). For any additional equipment , see your Ford Dealer.

CUSTOM EQIPMENT PACKAGE:
Air Duct, RH; Arm Rest; Cigar-Cigarette Lighter; Dome Light (cargo area); Door Lock, Driver’s side; Windows in Rear Doors; Chrome Horn Ring; Dual Electric Horns; Hub Caps, Bright Metal; Foam Seat Padding in Passenger Stationary Seat when optional seat is ordered; Twill Stripe Woven Plastic Seat Upholstery; Sun Visor, RH.

 

Model Body Code Units Sold Weight lbs. Price
’61 Econoline 6-door Van-Standard 89A (E10) 28,932 2,588 $1,881
’61 Econoline 6-door Van-Custom 89A (E10) 2,228

The above production information has been obtained from various sources and cross-checked when possible. Although it is thought to be reliable, a person considering a Falcon based on its rarity should conduct his or her own research.