With 2 doors and a 4 speed Dagenham transmission this certainly is one rare Falcon. In fact, according to the seller this is only 1 of 2 two door wagons with a 4 speed configuration. Does rare mean valuable? This certainly looks like a quality restoration but even the nicest of Falcon wagons rarely commands prices that approach 20K and the Ebay seller of this fine Falcon has a BIN of $21,900. Does the rarity justify the price?
The seller says that the wagon used by Ford as a test vehicle to evaluate the transmission before being sent to a dealer in San Francisco. The 4 speed Dagenhams were built in England and were not considered to be durable beyond the 6 cylinder engines they were designed for. They were available on early 6 cylinder Mustangs and one has to wonder if the testing that Ford was doing on this Falcon was in part to evaluate the Mustang that was in early development in 1962.
The original owner kept the car until 1995 before selling it where the next owner performed a fully documented restoration. No patching was needed and all the sheet metal is said to be original. In 2002 it was sold to an an owner in Pennsylvania and then sold to an owner i New Jersey where the car now resides.
No doubt this a rare and beautiful Falcon that needs nothing and a four speed floor shift Falcon would certainly have any passing admirers believe that the owner had done a conversion but does the price justify the rarity?