Ford Celebrated Falcon Performance At The 1963 Monte Carlo Rally

Earlier this week I posted on this website that I had acquired the rally plate that was on the 1963 Ford Falcon driven by Bo Ljungfeldt that took part in the 1963 Monte Carlo Rally.  Since then I have been contacted by several people about the performance of the Ford Falcon at the Monte Carlo Rally.  In 1963, the Ford Motor Company even used the results from the 1963 Monte Carlo Rally in their advertising.

The following four-page Ford advertisement came from a very informative organization – the Automotive History Preservation Society.

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In addition to that advertisement, Ford also had a more stylized advertisement shown below.  The advertisement shows a fully optioned Ford Falcon Sprint which looked nothing like the Ford Falcon Sprint that competed in the 1963 Monte Carlo Rally.  Note that the scene implies that this was the actual rally car on roads typical of…

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