Weekend Edition Last Call – How about a 1962 Falcon Wagon that will tear up the Quarter Mile…

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This is the last call for the weekend, and I just found this video of a 1962 Ford Falcon Wagon… pretty Plain Jane looking, complete with dog dish hubcaps, that will do 10 second runs on the quarter mile. Make the jump to take a look at this amazing Falcon, and tell me what you think of this car…

From what I can gather this car belongs to Christian Huebner and his dad, and they race with the Northeast Timing Organization, in which this car placed a respectable 7th overall last year.

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  1. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    Way to bring the weekend home, Jim!

  2. stigshift Avatar

    Sleepers are the most fun to watch. Had a friend in high school that had a '72 LTD 4 door hardtop with a built '70 429 Interceptor and 4.11 gears. He would switch back to the highway gears every Sunday after racing at Capitol Drag Raceway south of Baltimore. His best was a 13.89 quarter mile. Had a LOT of fun in that car…

  3. 1slowvw Avatar

    I feel like I'm in good company here when I say that I love wagons, and I love sleepers. That falcon is a nice working and looking machine.
    On a side note, I was able to turn over over the newest motor in my mk2 jetta. It din't start because I havn't installed the fuel pump yet. It did however cycle the throttle body and has spark, so there's no reason it shouldn't fire once I get it some fuel. It's been through a few build diesels in the past but this time it's recieved a gas 2.0L 8v aided by a turbo from an 850 volvo. I'm shooting to hit 14.99 in the quarter with it in the spring. It won't be a 10 second car but it should be fun.

    1. stigshift Avatar

      Hey 1slowvw. I tried to give a thumbs up to your comment from my phone. It didn't go as planned…. Big fingers and a small phone accidentally thumb-downed you. Sorry man.

      1. 1slowvw Avatar

        I'm not worried, still riding the on the weekends high of seeing spark!

    2. Vairship Avatar

      I guess you'll have to change your commenter name once the new engine is fully running 😉

  4. CherokeeOwner Avatar

    Man, that is a pretty looking rig.

  5. Jim Brennan Avatar
    Jim Brennan

    There is something a little cheeky with this wagon, and I wonder if anyone else has noticed it… The owners call the the "Grocery Getter"… So, just take a look at what is inside of the cargo area… I'll wait…
    See, I told you it was cheeky…

  6. 2cver Avatar

    Whenever I think of 'sleeper', I think of a plain jane car like this one. Is it possible to have a modern day sleeper? A penny for your thoughts.

    1. stigshift Avatar

      Every modern car can pretty much out-accelerate a Hemi Roadrunner from 1970. Maybe that's good, maybe it's not. Just about every new car is a sleeper by the standards of 10 years ago…

    2. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar
      C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

      Yes, yes it is.
      From the factory, in fact.
      Cadillac STS-V (not the CTS), current Chevy SS, and anything with a large engine bay…I'm looking at you, Lincoln-badged Panther chassis machines.
      I hope to see a Grand Cherokee Hellkitty. it'd be a nice compliment to my '98 5.9L, which is sleeper-ey for its day. 4,200+ lbs, real 4WD, chunky, looks like pretty much every other one, but approaches the 6's in 0-60 times…rain or shine.
      Plus, EPA MPG figures of 11/16. All sleepers get horrendous MPG, and it's not a problem! 🙂
      Oh, and the 2005-2009 Jaaaaag XJ Super V8 qualifies, too. 0-60 in five seconds flat, and those machines are seriously opulent, inside.

  7. jno Avatar

    A two door Falcon wagon is cool regardless of its' use. Being a drag car just makes it cooler. But, the Fairlane in the other lane…. hard to get over the total coolness of those cars.

  8. Rover_1 Avatar

    A popular sleeper over here is a Ford Territory Turbo. Based on the Falcon running gear but with AWD and the Barra Turbo 6 EFI intercooled 24 valve DOHC4.0 litre six, these can have 600+ hp at the wheels.There are some daily drivers running round that do 10 sec quarters with full interiors, auto and AC. And they look like a big Forester. And of course that's another one that makes a good sleeper.
    <img src="http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/0/B1AAE16E8343B383CA257765002AEC48/$file/Ford_Territory_Ghia_Turbo_large.jpg?OpenElement"width="600"&gt;

  9. stigshift Avatar

    Why is that not here in the States?

    1. Rover_1 Avatar

      'Not invented here syndrome' very common in Detroit , specially at Ford.
      Wouldn't the Falcon have made a nice basis for a new sporty Lincoln?
      Instead Auatralia is euthanised so that it can get the heavy Taurus.

      1. Vairship Avatar

        And meanwhile Taurus sales here in the US are way down, so how long until it gets cancelled again? http://wot.motortrend.com/1501_ford_december_2014

  10. Batshitbox Avatar

    Call me jaded. Model and year stop meaning anything when you've replaced everything in the driveline, plus everything connecting the driveline to the frame, strengthened the frame, eliminated the finer points of the steering, put in a roll cage and there's a fire extinguisher where your passenger used to be.
    This is like those homebrew Monster Trucks you see with a Gremlin or Continental body sitting of top of them.
    Is this a 1948 Cadillac? The engine (last time I saw it) was a Northstar. The registration is probably 'Special Construction'. Nearly zero factory GM parts fit it. Why is it a 1948 Cadillac? (Well, when Billy Gibbons tells you it's a 1948 Cadillac you don't argue the statement; but that's beside the point.)
    <img src="https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/17/ec/b6/17ecb6a39c046fd38b3bd28339d35d22.jpg&quot; width="600/">
    So what we have for Weekend Last Call is a 10 second dragster, in a particular niche of that audience driven arena.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      Sadly, I remember reading that they started with a very nice '48.

    2. ConstantReader Avatar

      The registration is probably "1948 Cadillac" based on the VIN and paper trail of title/ownership.

    3. HycoSpeed Avatar

      My grandad was a restorer, not a hot rodder. At least when I knew him, anyhow, we all change as we get older, so I have heard. He meticulously restored several cars, albeit at the amateur level–which I certainly don't say to take anything away, just to give the right idea. His cars were restored to drive, not for concours, but he prized originality. Once my cousin suggested that it would be a swell idea to put a Corvette engine into a VW Bug, and shock people off the line at stoplights, to which my grandad responded, why not put the Bug engine into the Corvette and astound with slowness, that makes about as much sense.
      I say this because I myself can see both sides. I wanna go fast, and I love the idea of shoving a big engine into a small car. Hey, it worked for Shelby! Yet I also have an appreciation for original equipment, and one of my automotive dreams is to have a restored Model T to drive around, and to teach my kids to drive. That same grandad taught me, and it's a lost art, a skill from another time.
      So, yeah, it's a drag car, not a all original concours restoration. But it is wrapped in sweet Falcon sheetmetal! And they are having fun with a car that looks great, and very likely had a six cylinders and slushbox, and may have been destined for the junk pile, if not for the efforts of our intrepid drag racers. Does that make it a bad car? It just wants to be loved!!

  11. dukeisduke Avatar

    Wow, I am gobsmacked. What impresses me is the complete lack of drama. There's no clouds of tire smoke, and almost no wheelspin – it just hooks up and goes. That tells me they've got the weight transfer just right, and the right rear gears.
    Of course you know, Jim, that you can't just leave this as a Last Call. You've got to find these guys, interview them, and get some pictures of the car, and tell us more about the car, and them.