1963

1963 Falcon

Some major and historic changes were in store for the 1963 Falcons. A new sporty convertible model was introduced, and mid-year 63 ½ models were later introduced including the popular Sprint hardtops and convertibles.

The two new Futura Convertibles (one with bucket seats, the other with bench) were introduced at the beginning of the 1963 model year on September 28, 1962. Did you know that a 4-door Futura convertible was proposed? A prototype was built, but never produced by Ford.

The hot new Sprints included the first V-8s to ever appear in a production Falcon. The V-8 had 260 cubic inches and 164 horsepower. The new V-8 was available not only in Sprints, but also available in other 63 ½ Falcon models.

Standard Equipment:

  • 85-hp Falcon Six Engine
  • 3-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Self-Adjusting Brakes
  • Full-Flow Oil Filter
  • 36.000-Mile Fuel Filter
  • 36.000-Mile or 2-Year Coolant-Antifreeze
  • Fully Alumimzed Muffler
  • Galvanized Main Underbody Members
  • Bright-Metal Windshield and Rear Window Moldings
  • Parallel Action Electric Windshield Wipers
  • 2 Horns, 2 Sun Visors, 2 Front Arm Rests
  •  White Vinyl Headlining
  • Foam-Cushioned Front Seat
  • Color-Keyed Steering Wheel
  • Turn Signals
  • Fresh Air Heater-Defroster

Deluxe Trim Features:

  • Smart Chrome Moldings Sculptured Fender-Top Ornaments
  •  Three Upholstery Selections
  • Rear Arm Rests and Ash Trays
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Chrome Horn Ring
  • Automatic Dome Light

Futura Standard Equipment:

  • Special Futura Moldings and Trim
  • Bright-Metal Side Window Frames
  • Choice of 5 Interior Trims
  • Bucket Front Seats with Center Console (Sports Coupe only)
  • Foam-Cushioned Front Seats
  • Color-Keyed Carpet, Front and Rear
  • Rear Arm Rests and Ash Tray
  • Futura Wheel Covers
  • Plus Standard Equipment and Deluxe Trim Features

Futura Convertible Standard Equipment:

  • Choice of 5 All-Vinyl Interior Trims
  • Bucket Front Seats with Center Console (std. on Sports Convertible only)
  •  Electric-Hydraulic Power-Operated Top
  •  3-Ply Vinyl-Coated Top in White, Blue or Black
  •  Safety-Yoke Door Locks
  •  “Floating” Rearview Mirror
  •  Plus Futura Features

Sprint Standard Equipment:

  • All the Futura Equipment
  •  164-hp Challenger 260 V-8
  • Special Sprint Moldings and Trim
  • Simulated Wire Wheel Covers
  • Bright-Metal Packer Panel Molding
  • Tachometer
  • Chrome Dress-up for Engine
  • Simulated Wood-Grained Steering Wheel
  • Unique Muffler and Air Cleaner

Station Wagon Standard Equipment:

  • 85-hp Falcon Six Engine
  • 3-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Self-Adjusting Brakes
  • Full-Flow Oil Filter
  • 36,000-Mile Fuel Filter
  • 36.000-Mile or 2-Year Coolant-Antifreeze
  • Fully Aluminized Muffler
  • Galvanized Main Underbody Members
  • Bright-Metal Windshield and Roof Moldings
  • Parallel Action Electric Windshield Wipers
  • 2 Horns, 2 Sun Visors, 2 Front Arm Rests
  • Foam-Cushioned Seats, Front and Rear
  • Color-Keyed Steering Wheel
  • Turn Signals
  • Fresh Air Heater-Defroster
  • Roll-Down Tailgate Window
  • Vinyl-Coated Rubber Cargo Mat

Deluxe Trim Features

  • Deluxe Body Trim and Side Moldings
  • Bright-Metal Side Window Frames
  • Front Fender Ornaments
  • Choice of 4 Interior Trims
  • Arm Rests and Ash Trays, Front and Rear
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Chrome Horn Ring
  • Automatic Dome Light
  • Color-Keyed Floor and Cargo Mats

Squire Standard Equipment:

  • Distinctive Simulated Wood Paneling on Body Sides and Rear
    Power Tailgate Window
  • Color-Keyed Carpeting (passenger area)
  • Plus Standard Equipment and Deluxe Trim Features

Options:

  • Pushbutton Radio……………………………………………..$58.50
    Manual Radio on Station Bus and Club Wagon…….$50.20
  • Front Seatbelts………………………………………………….$16.80
  • Power Steering………………………………………………….$81.70
  • Power Tailgate Window……………………………………..$29.75
  • Luggage Rack……………………………………………………$45.40
  • Ford Air Conditioner…………………………………………$231.70
  • Padded Instrument Panel and Visors…………………..$21.80
  • Wire Wheel Covers- Standard on Sprint model.
    Futura………………………………………………………………$27.40
    All others………………………………………………………….$45.10
  • Tinted Windshield (Green Tint)………………………….$12.95

Models Available:

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.