Ford Falcon Station-Wagon

I spotted this car in a car park near Newquay last month and just had to take a few photos of it for my blogging pal, Sue Judd, who loves classic cars. I don’t know how much of a classic this is, but it is certainly nearly as old as me.

Just look at all that chrome to polish. And the detail around the lights.

This probably belongs to someone who loves to surf as there is room inside for a surfboard.

Maybe the bodywork needs a little TLC. But just look at that amazing steering wheel! I have no idea of the date, but it has the look of those 1960s American cars

Hope you like it Sue!

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

45 thoughts on “Ford Falcon Station-Wagon”

  1. Very classy, I don’t know about the classic. Sue will be chuffed. 🙂 🙂 (the man’s given up and is drying the pots and putting the kettle on- sorry 😦 )

        1. A shame I don’t have the same enthusiasm about cleaning now! I hate housework, even getting bored with cooking meals…

        2. Me too, Jude!!! I can’t tell you how bored by household tasks I am. If nothing else, the Camino will get me out of cooking for two months. That I will really enjoy!

  2. My first car was a 1963 mark one Vauxhall Viva HA. The registration number was 344 DBK. Later in 1963, the ‘A’ suffix was added, so your Falcon was registered here on or before late 1963. The Ford Falcon was manufactured from 1960-1970 in the US, and later in Australia, until 2016. The station wagon (estate car) shown in your photo is a left hand drive, so undoubtedly an American car, added to the range in November, 1960.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Wow! Thanks Pete for all the information. I didn’t actually notice it was a left-hand drive until I came to edit the photos!

    1. I wish we had had a BIG car. I remember being squeezed in to the back of our Ford Prefect with my two older and bigger brothers AND a dog travelling through the night down to Dorset from the north.

        1. I can imagine! We were all perched on the end of our seats as the dog used to lie flat out behind us! No seat belts then…

  3. Well Jude what memories this brings back. I had a “boyfriend” after my separation, who had one of these and I remember the bench seats!!!….(say no more)….

      1. 🤗🤫 computer has stopped operating this ,orning 😱…. so it is going to the computer doctor soon. In the meantime it is using the iPad so I can keep in touch but no posts for a while

  4. This was one of the things I was most excited to see when I first arrived in the USA in 1979!! A proper station wagon, and then when i saw the wooden ones – oh my I was beside myself!

    1. I wasn’t aware how much nostalgia this post was going to create. My cousin owned a large ‘Parisienne’ model in South Africa with bench seats so wide my 6ft boyfriend could sleep on it lying flat! I will see if I can scan a photo of it to post.

      1. ooh that sounds amazing. I’ve never been driven whilst sat on a bench seat in a car, but have heard so much about them from MrB and my parents. Feel like I have missed out on something very special!

        1. My father bought a Ford Corsair I think which had a bench seat in front and I could sit in the middle. Only time I wasn’t travel sick! Shame that was around the time I stopped going on holiday with them!

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