The Sedan Delivery made its debut in ’61. The Sedan Delivery was first referred to as a “Falcon Panel Truck.” This Ford vehicle shared many structural components used on the Falcon wagon, but the rear quarter glass on the wagon was replaced with sheet metal. The rear tailgate was the same including the glass. The “speedy bird” exterior trim did not appear on the Sedan Delivery.
The interior of the Sedan Delivery is quite plain because this was a “utility” vehicle and it was Ford’s idea that these vehicles would be used by businesses for what their name implies deliveries. Unlike the wagon, there is no back seat in the Delivery…just a plywood floor with a rubber cover in the cargo area for hauling and delivering the goods!
There were 1,988 Delivery models produced in 1961. The model designation was 78A. Despite the relatively low production figure in 1961, this was the best sales year for the Sedan Delivery.
|Model||Body Code||Units Sold||Weight lbs.||Price|
|Sedan Delivery (bench-seat)||78A||1,988||2,463||$2,109|
|Sedan Delivery (Canada)||126|
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.