This Ford Falcon Van (1961 – 1967) is a far cry from the Econolines schlepping stuff around today. Sure, both vehicles were/are appealing as work horses for the likes of Bell Telephone and Verizon. But the gen 1 Falcon, with its snub nose, compact dimensions and mesh eyes, is a vehicle we would actually be pumped about for a spirited road trip or beach jaunt. Based on the compact Falcon, the first E-Series was Ford’s answer to the VW Type 2 and Chevrolet Corvair Sportvan, also compact car-based vans. Different than today’s 217 inch E-150, the Falcon was tiny at 172 inches (even shorter than a modern day Civic). This cool little van reminds us that, once upon a time, it was indeed possible to offer serious utility in a pint sized package.
Thanks for the tip Eric!