Wheels in the Grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 8:37 pm, June 28, 2010
This 1962 Ford Falcon Tudor Deluxe sedan is parked in the town of Freedom, N.Y., where it disappeared a while for the winter, but has returned — tarp and all. The Tudor Deluxe had such niceties as: choice of eight interior trims (compare that to today’s choice of black, tan, or gray!); arm rests and ash trays, front and rear; deluxe white steering wheel with chrome horn ring; and front fender ornaments. The Tudor Deluxe listed for $2,071.30, while the cheapest Falcon, the Tudor (which billed itself as America’s lowest-priced six-passenger car) listed for $1,985. What a deal! And for just $9.65 you could add two-speed electric wipers, while another $10.70 would get you backup lights.
My Mom had a 1960 Tudor, and it was a neat little car — until someone in a 1959 Chevy Impala rear-ended it. Dad managed to drive it the last mile home, but that was the end.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know