Ford Falcon was one of the oldest car models the Ford Motor Company manufactured. They were in use from the 1960’s to 1970’s. Argentina, Australia, Canada, Mexico and Chile all saw the release of the Ford Falcon cars along with USA where they were first produced. Ford Motor Company saw huge success and received large profits outdoing the other major cars that were in use in that time, like the Chrysler and the General Motors cars. In Australia the Falcon is an iconic image which will continue to withstand the test of time.

The Ford Falcon produced a wide variety of car models – two-door and four-door sedan/saloon cars, two-door and four-door station wagons/estates. The Falcon also came as convertible and as two-door hardtop cars during those times.

First Generation (1960 – 1963)

Considered as a small car by the American standards, the first generation Ford Falcon came with a 90 hp and a 144 CID straight-6 single carburetor powered engine. It was already released with a two-door coupe and convertible. Two-door hardtop car model also came into existence in the later years. A three-door station wagon, four-door sedan and five-door station wagon were the other body style models that were released in the first generation of the Ford Falcon during the four years. The engine types that were used are the 2.4 L I6 engine that came along with 170 cu in I6 and 260 cu in V8. The fuel economy that was provided was also comparatively good from among all the other American cars during that time. The six cylinder engine was the source behind producing such good fuel mileage rate to the Ford Falcon cars.

Second Generation (1964 – 1965)

The first generation Falcon underwent a major redesign and was launched with much modern-style and squared-off design in the second generation. Though the similar body styles were still maintained, the engines were little enhanced which came with 200 CID to 302 CID Windsor V8 and 144CID, 170 CID Thrift power I6 engines. Mustang and Falcon both had similar features like the stiffer suspension and a louder exhaust along with 260 V8 engine, but Mustang outdid in several fields from where the Falcon could never recover.

Third Generation (1966 – 1970)

Another major redesign was made in 1966 to re-launch the Falcon model with a new look. A long-hood and short-deck design was introduced in the Ford Mustang model. Different body sheet metal was used in the design and the two types – two-door hardtop and convertible, were removed in this generation of the models. Slowly and steadily, even the sales started declining and the Station Wagon and the Ranchero models started moving to the higher platform.

Other car models of the Ford Motor Company that were released along were the Ford Econoline, Ford Ranchero, Mercury Comet and Ford Mustang.

Ford Falcon cars were also released in the Argentina and Australia. In Argentina, these cars were in production from 1962 to 1991, whereas in Australia, the Falcons are still used till the current day starting from its launching in the year 1960. Ford Motor Company maintained the same body style throughout all the model cars it produced.