1961 Sedan

1961 Falcon Sedan
Tudor Falcon in Chesapeake Blue demonstrates Falcon’s attractive design $1912.00

The lowest priced of all Fords, the 2-door Falcon represents unrivalled value as a first or second car, Wonderful for the lady of the house or teenager. Engineered for city, turnpike, and business driving.

Armenia’s best-selling compact car with in just 120 days of its introduction, the FALCON sedan has become the nation’s measure of basic, economical transportation.

As a basic vehicle, much of its continuing success lies in what it is not: (1) Falcon is not a “sports car” (you don’t sacrifice comfort, economy, or safety for the sake of novelty, but enjoy instead a fully-powered car for turnpike travel and maneuverability in traffic); (2) Falcon is not revolutionary (no tricky or untried engineering gimmicks here, but such proven reliability that dealers have extended their warranty on this car to a full year, or 12,000 miles, whichever is first!); (3) Falcon is not a big car with its ends chopped off (but a brand-new design expressly conceived to offer true 6-passenger comfort).

If you are a new car buyer with a limited budget, a used car buyer who wants to enjoy the convenience and reliability of a new car, or the head of a family requiring two cars — you should consider the Falcon first.

Ultra-simplified design, pioneered by Ford for U.S. Army in the “‘Mutt,” successor to Jeep, is key to FALCON durability. Famed
85-hp FALCON six engine delivers up to 30 miles a gallon with regular gas (optional FALCON 101-hp engine available for more demanding terrain or power needs does nearly as well!); Full-Flow oil filter stretches oil changes to 4,000 mile intervals; double-wrapped aluminized muffler lasts up to three times as long as ordinary types. Single-unit body provides greater passenger space, reduced weight. Front fenders bolt on for economical repair.

Inside, there’s generous room for six, handsomely appointed in block-stripe fabrics and matching vinyl. Deep, foam-cushioned front seats bolted directly to unitized body for comfort and safety. Wide seats offer full hip. leg, and shoulder room. Vacation-size trunk offers over 23 cubic feel of luggage space.

Outside, Diamond Lustre finish never needs waxing. Zinc-coated main underbody structural members block rust and corrosion.
In short, the FALCON is today’s best “all-around” basic transportation buy.

Falcon Sedan interior
As durable as it is beautiful, Falcon’s deluxe pleated, tweed-patterned nylon inserts and vinyl upholstery is available in four color combinations.
Attractive gray block-stripe patterned nylon seat inserts and morocco-grained vinyl bolsters standard with every Falcon Sedan

1961 Falcon Sedan

The 4-door Falcon sedan is a true family car, offering the added convenience of 4 big, wide-opening doors. Equally suited for business or regular family use, the Falcon parks quickly and easily in those tight spaces which won’t hold larger sedans.

Standard Equipment:

  • Falcon 144 Six Engine
  • 3-speed Manual Transmission
  • Full-Flow Oil Filter
  • Aluminized Muffler
  • 54-plate 40-amp-hr Battery
  • Dual Turn Signals Parking Lights, designed into Double-Life Bright Metal Grille
  • Windshield Wipers, parallel-action, vacuum-operated
  • Deep Suction Bumpers require no guards
  • Roll-down rear window on Station Wagons
  • Diamond Lustre Finish
  • Stainless Steel Hub Covers
  • Lifeguard Double-Grip Door Locks
  • Double-Life Bright Metal
  • License Plate Light
  • Foam Padded Front Seat (rear seat also on Wagons)
  • Black Sof-Tred Rubber Floor Mat
  • Black Rubber Loadspace Mat on Station Wagons
  • Front Arm Rests and Glove Compartment
  • Instrument Panel Ash Tray and Rearview Mirror
  • Two Sun Visors
  • Coat Hooks
  • Dome Light controlled by main light switch

Deluxe Trim Features:

  • Deluxe upholstery selection
  • Full-length, bright-metal body side moldings
  • Bright-metal side window moldings (tailgate also on wagons)
  • Tail light trim rings
  • White steering wheel with chrome horn ring
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Front door courtesy switches for automatic operation of dome light
  • Rear seat ash tray
  • Rear seat arm rests

Optional Equipment:

  • Falcon 170 Special Six Engine……………………………………………………$37.40
  • Fordomatic Transmission…………………………………………………………$163.10
  • Fresh Air Heater-Defroster………………………………………………………..$73.40
  • Manual Radio………………………………………………………………………….$54.05
  • Pushbutton Radio…………………………………………………………………….$58.45
  • Deluxe Trim and Ornamentation Package (standard on Futura)…………$78.30
  • Two-Tone Paint……………………………………………………………………….$19.40
  • Front Safety Seat Belts………………………………………………………………$20.60
  • PolarAire Conditioner………………………………………………………………$262.00
    (not factory installed; plus dealer installation charge)
  • Windshield Washer……………………………………………………………………$13.70
  • Padded Instrument Panel and Sun Visors……………………………………….$21.80
  • White Wall Tires……………………………………………………………………….$29.90
    (narrow band white wall tires are optional on Futura)
  • Wagon Top Luggage Rack………………………………………………………….$35.10
  • Power Tailgate Window……………………………………………………………..$29.75
  • Wheel Covers…………………………………………………………………………..$16.60
    (Deluxe vented wheel covers are standard on Futura)
  • Backup Lights…………………………………………………………………………..$10.70
  • Heavy Duty Battery……………………………………………………………………..$7.60
  • Electric Windshield Wipers……………………………………………………………$9.70
  • Tinted Windshield………………………………………………………………………$12.80

Falcon specifications:

  • Wheel base – 109.5″
  • Over-all length (Sedan) -181.2″
  • Over-all length (Wagon) -189.0″
  • Over-all height (Sedan) – 54.5″
  • Over-all height (Wagon) – 55.1″
  • Over-all width – 70.6″
  • Effective legroom – 44.6″
  • Effective headroom – 38.9″
  • Water capacity (with heater) – 9.3 quarts
  • Fuel capacity – 14 gallons
Model Body Code Units Sold Weight lbs. Price
’61 2-Door Sedan (bench-seat) 64A 148,982 2,254 $1,912
’61 2-Door Sedan (Economy) 64C 50
’61 4-Door Sedan (bench-seat) 58A 159,761 2,289 $1,974

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.