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Car Of The Day: April 29, 2017; Buby '66 Ford Falcon
Topic Started: Apr 29 2017, 12:59 AM (536 Views)
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Today's Car Of The Day comes from juantoo3's collection and is Buby's 1966 Ford Falcon.

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The Argentine Ford Falcon is a car built by Ford Argentina from 1962 to 1991. Mechanically, it was based on Ford USA's 1960 Falcon. The Falcon retained the same elegant body style throughout its production, with several substantial facelifts taking place during its lifespan, giving it a more European flavour and bringing it into line with other more contemporary Fords. However, several decades later, it was apparent that it was a 1960s design wearing a 1980s grille.

The robust Ford Falcons became popular as black and yellow taxi cabs and white and blue police vehicles. They also had a less tasteful connotation, with the dark green painted Falcons used by paramilitary government forces like the Argentine Anticommunist Alliance death squads of the 1970s and the secret police of the military junta.

Falcons are still raced in the Turismo Carretera stock car racing series.


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For more information and pictures of the real car, please visit: Ford Falcon

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The Ford Falcon, beloved around the world, but mostly remembered here in the United States as a footnote in the Mustang's history.

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The second restyling of 1966 brought a more ornate grill, hood and side panel ornamentation. Most parts were now locally produced. In late 1967, the new Falcon Rural station wagon model began production, with its own Futura and Deluxe variants. Unlike the North American Falcon wagon, the Argentinian Falcon Rural sat on the same wheelbase as the sedans. High compression engines producing more power were available from 1968, and in 1969 Ford introduced a higher performance 3.6-litre 132 hp engine that became available as an option (model 221XP), it employed a freer-breathing cylinder head and less restrictive exhaust system to boost power. A floor-mounted four-speed transmission became available for the first time.


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I like that. Nice lines, decently made.

Sadly I've no Bubys in my collection nor any Argentinian cars. I don't think Bubys were ever sold in England?

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I don't think very many of us think of countries outside the US for these early Falcon models. Buby did a nice job with this casting. TO my knowledge Buby was never sold in the US except maybe by a mail-order dealer or two. The ones in my collection came from a source in the '70s's who lived in Argentina. I still have the police version of the Buby Falcon but not able to post pictures yet due to technical issues. :(
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Nice piece! I'd love to pick up at least one Buby for my collection, but the ones I like are WAAAAAYY over my price range. :(

Here is a pic of the last gen Argentinian-spec Falcon. Reminds me of the Ford Tempo (which is also a branch on the Falcon family tree in the US!).

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Apart from Tootsietoy and now the recent Yatming, I think this is the only first generation Falcon out there, and got to go to Biante of Australia to get a second generation Falcon (or reasonable facsimile). I grew up around old Falcons and Galaxies, Mom had a 63 Falcon wagon and buddy had a 67 4 door that we hot rodded (on a severe budget)....and that's not counting the Galaxies I've talked about a number of times in the past. So to my way of thinking, the Mustang is the footnote...

I was very happy to acquire this piece, I think it is the only Buby in my collection. As others mentioned, they are difficult to find here and usually command quite a premium. If I'm not mistaken, I believe this came to me from Pastor John, and I'm thrilled to have it...not just because Bubys are so uncommon, but first generation Falcons are so uncommon.
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Apr 29 2017, 10:04 PM
Apart from Tootsietoy and now the recent Yatming, I think this is the only first generation Falcon out there, and got to go to Biante of Australia to get a second generation Falcon (or reasonable facsimile). I grew up around old Falcons and Galaxies, Mom had a 63 Falcon wagon and buddy had a 67 4 door that we hot rodded (on a severe budget)....and that's not counting the Galaxies I've talked about a number of times in the past. So to my way of thinking, the Mustang is the footnote...

I was very happy to acquire this piece, I think it is the only Buby in my collection. As others mentioned, they are difficult to find here and usually command quite a premium. If I'm not mistaken, I believe this came to me from Pastor John, and I'm thrilled to have it...not just because Bubys are so uncommon, but first generation Falcons are so uncommon.
Yes it got tired of the -20 winters and sought to head south to a warmer climate! :lol:
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I don't know about Argentine Falcons but this is the same body as a US '63. This style went '60 to '63 and got squared off a little in '64.
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Z28HO
Apr 30 2017, 12:45 AM
I don't know about Argentine Falcons but this is the same body as a US '63. This style went '60 to '63 and got squared off a little in '64.
Right, the facelift went '64 - '66, and '67 started the second generation that was a bit larger, which I think ran to '69 and led to the Maverick. The Falcon name continued in Oz, but those cars were not typically found in the states, and look to me like a cross between a Maverick and Torino...that's where the Mad Max car comes in.
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Amazing diecast with very interesting historical comments above!!
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Z28HO
Apr 30 2017, 12:45 AM
I don't know about Argentine Falcons but this is the same body as a US '63. This style went '60 to '63 and got squared off a little in '64.
Click on the link in the first post - it takes you to the page for the Argentine Falcon, and yes, it's a '66. They kept facelifting the original '60 Falcon design into the early '90s.
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94cadillacfleetwood
Apr 29 2017, 11:20 AM
Nice piece! I'd love to pick up at least one Buby for my collection, but the ones I like are WAAAAAYY over my price range. :(

Here is a pic of the last gen Argentinian-spec Falcon. Reminds me of the Ford Tempo (which is also a branch on the Falcon family tree in the US!).

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How is the Tempo related to the Falcon? AFAIK the Tempo and Topaz are coupe and sedan derivatives of the 1st gen USDM Ford Escort, which is based on the 3rd gen European Ford Escort.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_CE14_platform

It replaced the Fairmont, which replaced the Maverick, which replaced the Falcon, but beyond that is there anything?
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funeralxempire
Apr 30 2017, 11:17 PM
It replaced the Fairmont, which replaced the Maverick, which replaced the Falcon, but beyond that is there anything?
Nope, that's pretty much it in a nutshell.
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funeralxempire
Apr 30 2017, 11:17 PM
It replaced the Fairmont, which replaced the Maverick, which replaced the Falcon, but beyond that is there anything?
Nope, that's pretty much it in a nutshell.
Actually, that tree lives on somewhat with today's Fusion. The Tempo was replaced by the Contour/Mondeo, which left the US lineup around 2000. The Fusion came along for 2006.(?)
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May 1 2017, 05:03 PM
Swifty
May 1 2017, 01:43 PM
funeralxempire
Apr 30 2017, 11:17 PM
It replaced the Fairmont, which replaced the Maverick, which replaced the Falcon, but beyond that is there anything?
Nope, that's pretty much it in a nutshell.
Actually, that tree lives on somewhat with today's Fusion. The Tempo was replaced by the Contour/Mondeo, which left the US lineup around 2000. The Fusion came along for 2006.(?)
I think he's asking 'is there anything mechanically shared between the Falcon and the Tempo' as opposed to what replaced what. In which case the answer is 'no'.
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94cadillacfleetwood
May 1 2017, 05:03 PM
Swifty
May 1 2017, 01:43 PM
funeralxempire
Apr 30 2017, 11:17 PM
It replaced the Fairmont, which replaced the Maverick, which replaced the Falcon, but beyond that is there anything?
Nope, that's pretty much it in a nutshell.
Actually, that tree lives on somewhat with today's Fusion. The Tempo was replaced by the Contour/Mondeo, which left the US lineup around 2000. The Fusion came along for 2006.(?)
I think he's asking 'is there anything mechanically shared between the Falcon and the Tempo' as opposed to what replaced what. In which case the answer is 'no'.
Swifty got what I was after. :thumbup:

Technically the current Fusion is a Mondeo, although iirc the 1st gen Fusion was a different platform and more similar to the Mazda 6. :unsure:
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juantoo3
Apr 29 2017, 10:04 PM
Apart from Tootsietoy and now the recent Yatming, I think this is the only first generation Falcon out there, and got to go to Biante of Australia to get a second generation Falcon (or reasonable facsimile). I grew up around old Falcons and Galaxies, Mom had a 63 Falcon wagon and buddy had a 67 4 door that we hot rodded (on a severe budget)....and that's not counting the Galaxies I've talked about a number of times in the past. So to my way of thinking, the Mustang is the footnote...

Hot Wheels issued a '64 Ford Falcon Sprint.
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craftymore
May 2 2017, 07:48 PM
juantoo3
Apr 29 2017, 10:04 PM
Apart from Tootsietoy and now the recent Yatming, I think this is the only first generation Falcon out there, and got to go to Biante of Australia to get a second generation Falcon (or reasonable facsimile). I grew up around old Falcons and Galaxies, Mom had a 63 Falcon wagon and buddy had a 67 4 door that we hot rodded (on a severe budget)....and that's not counting the Galaxies I've talked about a number of times in the past. So to my way of thinking, the Mustang is the footnote...

Hot Wheels issued a '64 Ford Falcon Sprint.
I stand corrected, and JL covered the Ranchero and Sedan Delivery, both are the facelifted versions from 64 to 66.
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My brain cells are still on the slow side - Anguplas and Eko both offer 1/86th versions of the Falcon.
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94cadillacfleetwood
Apr 29 2017, 11:20 AM
Nice piece! I'd love to pick up at least one Buby for my collection, but the ones I like are WAAAAAYY over my price range. :(

Here is a pic of the last gen Argentinian-spec Falcon. Reminds me of the Ford Tempo (which is also a branch on the Falcon family tree in the US!).

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Looks like a Granada...
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funeralxempire
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May 4 2017, 08:16 AM
94cadillacfleetwood
Apr 29 2017, 11:20 AM
Nice piece! I'd love to pick up at least one Buby for my collection, but the ones I like are WAAAAAYY over my price range. :(

Here is a pic of the last gen Argentinian-spec Falcon. Reminds me of the Ford Tempo (which is also a branch on the Falcon family tree in the US!).

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Looks like a Granada...
Or more like a 60s Falcon with a Granada grill awkwardly fused on the front.
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also the original Falcon parts were used to make the 1964 1/2 Mustang
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I've never seen the Buby in person. Do you have a photo of it with a Matchbox for scale reference?
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stunning. I was gonna comment on it being a 63 but that's already been cleared up in the comments. 63 was the last year that Aussie Falcons were the same as US Falcons with the exception of the US 66 which appeared here as as a 68. Sadly Ford ceased all production here recently.
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MrFutura
May 7 2017, 11:42 PM
I've never seen the Buby in person. Do you have a photo of it with a Matchbox for scale reference?
I don't have any comparison images, but it fits in comfortably with 3 inch diecast. If my memory isn't fibbing to me, I believe it is just a touch larger than the JL or HW 64ish Falcon, so probably closer to actual 1/64 I would think, but at any rate no larger than 1/60.

If I remember I'll grab a comparison pic later.
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gregac124
May 8 2017, 01:53 AM
stunning. I was gonna comment on it being a 63 but that's already been cleared up in the comments. 63 was the last year that Aussie Falcons were the same as US Falcons with the exception of the US 66 which appeared here as as a 68. Sadly Ford ceased all production here recently.
Which is tragic. "One Ford" means we lose the most interesting models - the Falcon and Falcon Ute. Sigh. They could've have brought both here, as a Police Interceptor and a Ranchero respectively. Then they're still part of "One Ford" and we still have awesome Australian cars.
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