Falcon heaven

Published: 02:07PM Dec 16th, 2010
By: Web Editor

Dear Classic American,

I have just returned from Denver after a business trip and while tracking down some spares for my ’64 Falcon Sprint I was directed to a hoard of Falcons in Golden Colorado which is effectively a suburb of Denver. I don’t think I have ever seen so many Falcons for sale in one place! As well as complete cars for sale (going from fully restored to rust buckets only the very brave would tackle!) there was also a back lot full of cars being parted out.

Falcon heaven

The manager Tom Botkin is very knowledgeable on Falcons as he owns a convertible and a Ranchero. Their website is full of pictures (www.joebfalcons.com or call 001 303 279 4202). I must admit I was tempted by the Gold ’62 Bubbletop which would make an interesting replica of the Holman Moody Challenger which I believe might have been the first V8 fitted Falcon and ran in sports car races at Sebring in ’62.

I visited just after the first snow fall of the year with 24-inches of snow overnight, but most had gone within 48 hours, so exploring the yard was a chilly and wet sock experience. Nevertheless, Colorado is a dry state and many of the cars in the yard were in far better condition rust-wise than any British yard will have.

Tony Penn
tinplatetony@yahoo.co.uk
07702 899553 mob/work
02087 772733 home

Thanks for the tip Tony and anyone out there restoring or considering purchasing a Falcon will now doubt thank you also.

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