Build a Monte: ’63 Ford Falcon Futura
Roll back the clock to 1963 and the months leading up to the Monte Carlo Rally. Ford decided to throw some Total Performance love on the boring Ford Falcon. They entered a few teams in the grueling Monte. The rally was held in January at the height of the European winter. Early in the rally, a traffic jam occurred and a majority of the field was stuck in icy conditions. Ford’s Swedish team arrived only a minute late. After a myriad of difficulties, the Swedes, in the final leg from Chambery to Monaco, ran flat out and won all six of the final special stages, a first in the history of the Rally Monte Carlo. And that is why you should build a Monte. It is rare to find an original Falcon equipped with a factory 260 V8, a 4-speed and painted Wimbledon White. So here you have the makings of tribute Monte Carlo Rally Falcon for not a lot of money. Yes, it will need racing buckets to replace the bench seat, suspension and brake modifications, a cool exhaust, period rally equipment and a bunch of other things. But if this Falcon is a solid runner to start, you can still manage this on a budget. If standing out from the crowd and having a great time doing it is one of your objectives, take it from us, tribute rally cars get you to the head of the class. That is, right behind real rally cars because they are historic and awesome. The asking price is $9500. Click here for the listing.