1960 Ford Falcon


I’m happy to announce I now have a daily driver #2 in my garage! It’s a 2-door 1960 Ford Falcon. This baby is all completely original from her white paint job to straight-6 engine!

A Ford Falcon is actually more along the lines of what I had in mind before I bought my 1955 Studebaker almost four years ago. There’s plenty of Falcons around, they run for ever, and are classic and simple. But fate had the Studebaker in mind for me. When I saw Stude, no other car would do!

I’m very thankful to have the Falcon to drive (and work on of course!) I’ll be doing renovations to the Falcon little-by-little and am still formulating a direction to take the car. For now, she’s saving me plenty of gas money as I commute to work!

Whatever shall I name her? You know what, I think Falcon could take on a male persona (Stude just couldn’t)…what do you think???

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  1. Scott

    I like the new ride! I am not a big fan of white cars, but we don’t always get to pick the color of our classic ride! From the couple of pictures the condition looks really good, but I’m sure with any 50 year old car there are some issues. I had also thought about a Ford Falcon or an early Chevy Nova with a Straight-6 for a daily driver, but I have a 40 mile commute to work in the midwest. The dog dish hubcaps with the red steel wheels and skinny white wall tires seem to fit this car really well. I am looking forward to seeing more posts on this car as well.

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  2. Andrew Medeiros

    I also just picked up a 1960 Falcon. It’s a straight 6, 4 door. Good luck with her!

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  3. thom

    would like to know how you re-did the inside i have a 60 falcon that i’m re-doing myself mine happens to be a 2speed automatic all orginal even have the orginal paper work the seats are the only thing that really needs help thank-you thom

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    • greasegirl

      Thom-
      Did you see I have a 60 Falcon also! The upholstery in that one is good for now though. Yours sounds great! Do your seats need rebuilt or just recovered?

      Happy Trails,
      Kristin

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  4. Rick in NY

    Nice looking first year Falcon, Grease Girl! I’ve owned a ’62, ’64 (Rachero) and an early ’70. Currently, I’m helping a friend restore a ’61 tudor 3 on the three Falcon. His late grandparents had bought it brand new. Until January of this year, it was slowly falling apart, outside, under a tarp, for 25 years. Love your Studebaker, as well! Happy Motoring!!

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  6. Jay C

    Very clean and straight body. Is that a 2″or 3″ drop in the rear?

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    • Kristin Cline

      Hi Jay,
      Sorry…my comments haven’t been notifying me so I’m long in replying to this! The rear of the Falcon isn’t dropped at all…stock everything in the rear. The fronts have cut springs out of a ’70 Cougar…stiffer, as the Cougar is a much heavier car…but cut.

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  7. Rick

    I love old Fords and I remember as a kid, the ’60 – ’63′s distinctly in my middle class neighborhood. The well-cared-for were parked proudly on short, oil-stained cement driveways and the “beaters” were strewn at random on carved ruts of some dandelion lawns. I eventually got to see these cars up close when I repaired them and other less illustrious, 70′s and 80′s leakers as a teen working as a mechanic in a busy Long Island garage. This one brought back memories of all the 60′s cars I loved from that era with fins, bullet style bumpers and the “three-on-the-tree” column shift. Yours looks great! I just realized your page has your soiled, manicured paws holding the spark plugs! Pretty cool!

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