One of my favorite finds of recent years was a stunningly original 1961 Ford Falcon sedan outside of a local restaurant three years ago. I had not seen the car in quite awhile but in running an errand last week, there it was!
This location – an older neighborhood in what Indianapolis residents would call “midtown” – makes this Falcon look right at home.
If not for the modern cars nearby this could pass for a picture from the early 1960s when these were found almost everywhere and were nothing even the least bit special.
There – that’s better. If we ignore the modern signage and the reflections in the windows.
But in 2019 it is special indeed as its sixtieth birthday starts to appear off in the distance. I was pressed for time and did not go back for a close-up. I was saddened to see the small but deep horizontal crease in the rear door where some dunderhead in a parking lot failed to notice the gorgeous classic in the next parking space as he flung the edge of his door into its side. Some people.