Curtis Perry Outtake: 1962 Falcon – Gothmobile

Curtis Perry has uploaded some new shots at the Cohort, and I’ll start with this one. I was going to title it something like “Classic Hipstermobile”, but then I noticed the young woman all in black as well as the skeleton in black behind her. The composition has a Goth feel to it, although I’m not sure that’s still much of a thing anymore. But the Falcon still is, as it long ago developed a cult following with a certain slice of the population, one that has a particularly strong presence in Portland.

it’s been too long since we’ve had an early Falcon here. I’ve had a soft spot for them since waayyy back, so maybe I was a proto-hipster? I’ve always had a thing for wimpy six cylinder cars, and I imagined having one of these with the rather rare factory four speed to give the wheezy six a bit more help. Anyway, just putting on a high-flow muffler turns the Falcon’s nasal wheeze into a nice subdued growl not at all unlike a Triumph six or such.

A Euro-sized American car with a Euro-sized 2.8 L six and a four speed on the floor. Are my bi-continental roots showing?