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1965 Ford Falcon Window Van - 15 Windows

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: E-Series Van
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 30812
  • VIN: E11TH603715
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Campbell, California, United States

Description

1965 Ford Falcon Station Bus

- Factory build October of 1964
- Straight Six 170ci / 6 Cylinder engine
- C4 Automatic Transmission

- Very clean 15 Window Ford Falcon Bus
- Odometer is only 5 digit, currently reading 30,812 miles, my best guess it has 130,812 considering its clean condition?

- Color Code 'O' = Tropical Turquoise / Light Peacock
- D.S.O '71' = Los Angeles ordering district, purchased at GALPIN FORD in Sepulveda, California

- I purchased this Van in 2017 from the 2nd owner
- Van was stored in a garage up in Sonora, California from 2006 to 2017
- Very straight body with a few dings and I believe one or two minor dents
- 3 tiny pin holes were on the floor which were sealed

- Rust is limited to bare metal or light surface rust as shown in pictures
- Still has the original 14" steel wheels with the original hubcaps

- Doors all open and close very nice and square
- Original Safari style side pop out windows in great shape
- Window and doors could use some new seals, barn doors have a little rattle to them
- Original front seats, have been reupholstered

- Original rear bench seat in great condition

- Engine and Transmission run good
- Transmission just serviced with new filter and pan gasket

- New Carburetor but could still use some adjusting and tune up
- Brakes work ok but are old and get sticky
- Newer radial tires with great tread

- Factory mechanical side step that slides out and down when barn door opens

- Van runs and drives down the road nice, engine gets up and goes quickly
- Van has the original exhaust system, the muffler is old, the connection to tail pipe has a split at the seam and the end of the tail pipe is weathered.
- Original fuel tank has been cleaned, boiled, sealed and installed all with new filler and fuel lines
- Dog house and battery house have both been removed, sand blasted and powder coated back to original semi gloss black

- Newer battery and newer starter with all new battery cables re-wired

- I have the original air cleaner and original jack, not pictured
- Roof drip rails are in great shape which usually rot out on these Vans
- Original signage on both sides, era patina friendly
- Original FTD "Florists Transworld Delivery" sticker from the 70's

- Still has its original Yellow on Black California plates back from day one


As far as a little history, from what I have researched and what the 2nd owner has told me, this Van lived in both Studio City and Sonora California all its life. The Van was a dealer Van until sold to the public. While in Studio City a man by the name of Harry Auth purchased the Van 'used' from Galpin Ford on February 23rd in 1967 and used it as a mobile T.V. repair service Van. Somewhere around 1973 Harry also starting working for the Los Angeles Unified School District and helped students seeking careers in the present time T.V. repair service industry.
From what I understand, Harry started a family and later on in life moved up to Sonora, California with his family and his T.V. repair business. Harry had an older daughter by the name of Alexa in which she wanted to start a mobile flower business. The way the story goes, Alexa was an official 'FTD' sales lady with her dealer permit of # 532. Both Alexa and her Dad shared their business names painted on both sides of the Van as a father & daughter service. Special flower deliveries and T.V. repair house calls, Alexa and Harry made many people happy for many many years throughout the community of Sonora, California.
Cool story and cool history but its time to let the Van go, somebody who can use it as a vintage bus with their kids or another T.V. Repair Van or Flower Van or even an advertising piece in front of a Flower Shop?
It would be cool if Alexa found it, I wonder where she is??
Needing a little TLC, this Van is a great driver that gets lots of attention but is looking for a good new home.please ask any questions and or request any photos and I will do my best to answer.