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Cars > Challenges > “1st classic car” Vs “Rusty ll”

 

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76TARebel

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Columbus, Georgia
United States

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Toronto, Ontario
Canada

 

1962 Chevrolet Chevy II 400

“1st classic car”

1965 Ford Falcon Futura

“Rusty ll”

 
Photo of: 1962 Chevrolet Chevy II

No longer owned

Photo of: 1965 Ford Falcon
 

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About “1st classic car”

this was my first "project" car... but i think i got a little over my head in it.. a soldier out here on Fort Benning happened to drive by and see it.... it reminded him of a car his dad had and I sold it to him...

About “Rusty ll”

This was a 1965 Falcon Futura convertible purchased in 1970 off of a Chrysler dealers used car lot. The problem with cars back then was no matter what they were all they all got winter driven and this one was not any different. I remember walking down a Toronto street in 1974 going to a New Years party and seeing ahead of me a large spoiler. When I came up on it there was a Superbird connected to it with a sh..load of slush hanging under it rusting the body out.
The Falcon obviously had body work and a repaint to get it looking good and I was seduced by the aqua paint and 289 engine.
Some bits of rust began to appear within a few months, the automatic started to slip and the heater never really worked too well in the convertibles back then so I jumped out of the pan into the fire so to speak and punished myself by purchasing a MG Midget!
The little Falcon was a very quick car and I have had several since because of that. These cars weigh under 2500 pounds and my current Ranchero is even lighter than the hardtop version.

 

Specs for “1st classic car”

originally had an inline 6 cylinder

Specs for “Rusty ll”

No specifications listed.

 

Factory Options for “1st classic car”

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Factory Options for “Rusty ll”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “1st classic car”

replaced inline 6 with SBC 350, Hurst 4-speed manual transmission, interior redone, power seats added, CD player, front end redone, power steering added, new wheels and tires, new gas tank, new cowl induction hood, painted black

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