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FORD FALCON ‘SPRINT’ 2-DR HARDTOP COUPE 1965

General Information

Category Original / Daily Driver
Make Ford
Model Falcon Sprint
Body Style 2-dr Hardtop Coupe
Price $59,900

Engine Specs

Engine & Transmission Specs Ford Windsor Small Block
Engine Type 4.7L 289cui V8
Transmission C4 3-spd column-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length 4.61m (15' 2")
Weight 1299kgs (2864lbs)
Fuel Capacity 61 ltrs
Exterior Colour Arcadian Blue
Interior Colour Blue
VIN 5H17C203813

Car Description

1965 Ford Falcon ‘Sprint’ 2-Door Hardtop Coupe powered by a 4.7L 289cui V8 Ford Windsor small block engine and driven by a C4 3-speed column-shift automatic transmission.             

               Genuine C-code ‘Sprint’
               Reported to be Original 31,700 miles
               Factory Bucket Seats & Centre Console
               Factory 289 V8 Windsor small block engine
               C4 Automatic Transmission
               Factory Power Steering

 

Much has been written about the Falcon, and more specifically, the Futura and it’s sporting sibling, the Sprint, and how that line spawned the Mustang. Yet few collectors today tend to recognize the Sprint for what it actually is:- a compact muscle car. It offers a relatively light curb weight; a small, yet comfortable, interior, and plenty of V-8 power. The increasing demand for more power, even after the release of the Mustang, meant that the 1965 Sprint received the 289-cu.in. engine as it’s standard power plant.

This Sprint sat in a garage for many years being used as a laundry bench after the original owner had passed away. The only casualty of that was the paint on the top surfaces were worn from years of laundry drying. The second owner purchased the Sprint and set things right by having it repainted in the factory colour of  Arcadian Blue …. only to leave it in his garage for fear of clicking up the miles.

As it sits now the paint still shines like it was applied last week. The chrome & bright trim are exceptionally nice and the panels are straight & line up nicely. If you are looking for a factory panel & rust free car you would be hard pressed to find a finer example!!

To look into the interior is like peering into a time machine. The upholstery & trim are in great condition, still supple with good support. The only signs of age are on the plastic trim that has faded over time.

Under the hood the 289 V8 is still quite stock and wearing its original black & gold outfit. The engine still fires up easily and runs nicely. It hasn’t seen much street duty but the systems work nicely and as they should. The C4 transmission also shifts nicely. The original exhaust was replaced with a dual system that sounds great.

The extremely rare ’65 Sprint hubcaps are still in the trunk. The car currently wears Cragar mags, which are in excellent shape and fit the car well.

This is a very nice original C-code Sprint and definately rare here in Oz. Like the Mustang’s these are very easy cars for the restorers and tinkerers to play with, as there are a plethora of parts and aftermarket accessories available.

 

Features & Options

  • 4.7L 289cui V8 Ford Windsor small block engine
  • C4 3-speed column-shift automatic transmission
  • Holley 2-barrel carburetor
  • Power steering
  • Dual exhaust
  • Factory folding bucket seats w/ centre console
  • New Cragar mag wheels
  • El Dorado ‘Vision GTO’ tyres
  • Original 14″ rims & hubcaps
  • Original AM radio
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$59,900 FORD FALCON ‘SPRINT’ 2-DR HARDTOP COUPE 1965

Car Description

1965 Ford Falcon ‘Sprint’ 2-Door Hardtop Coupe powered by a 4.7L 289cui V8 Ford Windsor small block engine and driven by a C4 3-speed column-shift automatic transmission.             

               Genuine C-code ‘Sprint’
               Reported to be Original 31,700 miles
               Factory Bucket Seats & Centre Console
               Factory 289 V8 Windsor small block engine
               C4 Automatic Transmission
               Factory Power Steering

 

Much has been written about the Falcon, and more specifically, the Futura and it’s sporting sibling, the Sprint, and how that line spawned the Mustang. Yet few collectors today tend to recognize the Sprint for what it actually is:- a compact muscle car. It offers a relatively light curb weight; a small, yet comfortable, interior, and plenty of V-8 power. The increasing demand for more power, even after the release of the Mustang, meant that the 1965 Sprint received the 289-cu.in. engine as it’s standard power plant.

This Sprint sat in a garage for many years being used as a laundry bench after the original owner had passed away. The only casualty of that was the paint on the top surfaces were worn from years of laundry drying. The second owner purchased the Sprint and set things right by having it repainted in the factory colour of  Arcadian Blue …. only to leave it in his garage for fear of clicking up the miles.

As it sits now the paint still shines like it was applied last week. The chrome & bright trim are exceptionally nice and the panels are straight & line up nicely. If you are looking for a factory panel & rust free car you would be hard pressed to find a finer example!!

To look into the interior is like peering into a time machine. The upholstery & trim are in great condition, still supple with good support. The only signs of age are on the plastic trim that has faded over time.

Under the hood the 289 V8 is still quite stock and wearing its original black & gold outfit. The engine still fires up easily and runs nicely. It hasn’t seen much street duty but the systems work nicely and as they should. The C4 transmission also shifts nicely. The original exhaust was replaced with a dual system that sounds great.

The extremely rare ’65 Sprint hubcaps are still in the trunk. The car currently wears Cragar mags, which are in excellent shape and fit the car well.

This is a very nice original C-code Sprint and definately rare here in Oz. Like the Mustang’s these are very easy cars for the restorers and tinkerers to play with, as there are a plethora of parts and aftermarket accessories available.

 

Features & Options

  • 4.7L 289cui V8 Ford Windsor small block engine
  • C4 3-speed column-shift automatic transmission
  • Holley 2-barrel carburetor
  • Power steering
  • Dual exhaust
  • Factory folding bucket seats w/ centre console
  • New Cragar mag wheels
  • El Dorado ‘Vision GTO’ tyres
  • Original 14″ rims & hubcaps
  • Original AM radio

General Information

Category: Original / Daily Driver
Make: Ford
Model: Falcon Sprint
Body Style: 2-dr Hardtop Coupe
Price: $59,900

Engine & Transmission Specs

Engine: Ford Windsor Small Block
Engine Type: 4.7L 289cui V8
Transmission: C4 3-spd column-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length: 4.61m (15' 2")
Weight: 1299kgs (2864lbs)
Fuel Capacity: 61 ltrs
Exterior Colour: Arcadian Blue
Interior Colour: Blue
VIN: 5H17C203813
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