Of all the cool vehicles I spotted on the streets in and around Monterey, California, during Car Week festivities, including many Ferraris and Porches, one memorable standout was considerably more-humble, a little red Ford Falcon wagon with faux wood paneling and chrome wire-wheel covers.
The Pick of the Day, a 1965 Ford Falcon Squire, is a dead ringer for the car spotted in Monterey, and it very well could be the same car since it is being offered by a dealer in Laguna Beach. If so, it looked like a sparkling example of a fun station wagon.
“This beautiful time capsule has been lovingly maintained (and) is ready to be enjoyed by a new caretaker,” according to the advertisement on ClassicCars.com. “This squire wagon has new paint, chrome, carpets and upholstery that complement its classic looks.”
A major attraction here is that the Falcon is powered by the correct 289cid V8 with automatic transmission, which would provide plenty of pull for this compact wagon. The interior has bench seating for six, with seat belts for each, and a rear seat that folds flat for a large cargo area.
“The mechanical systems are in excellent condition,” the dealer says, and everything works properly, including the power steering, air conditioning and power rear window. There are just over 53,500 miles showing on the odometer.
“The body is straight and rust-free with good body gaps,” the dealer notes. “We used a metal-thickness device to check for body fill and found none. The faux wood is in very good condition with the exception of the area just below the gas tank fill which has been repaired. The OEM-style wire-wheel covers complete the period look!
“The driving manners of the wagon are very good with smooth performance, and drama-free steering and stopping.”
The asking price for this good-looking Falcon “woody” is $33,995. I’d like to think it truly is the one we saw driving around in Monterey, but we’ll never know for sure.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day