TireKicker Time Machine: 1963 Ford Falcon Sedan

Front view of blue 1963 Ford Falcon sedan parked on urban street
1963 Ford Falcon Sedan.

After this week's really rough 1970 Chevrolet Bel Air, here's a TireKicker Time Machine with a bit more hope in its future...a 1963 Ford Falcon sedan.

Rear 3/4 view of 1963 Ford Falcon sedan parked on urban street with evidence of of restoration preparation
1963 Ford Falcon. Perhaps on verge of restoration?

This one absolutely has seen better days, but as it approaches its 50th birthday, it looks like some body prep work is being done. Could a full restoration be on the menu?

I've got a real soft spot for first-generation Ford Falcons. Not only were they a fairly constant presence on the streets when I was growing up, but my parents had a 1960 four-door, a couple of shades of blue deeper than this one.  And although their biggest selling points were simplicity and affordability, Falcons could look very nice right off the showroom floor:

Here's hoping this one gets the TLC it deserves for its golden anniversary.