Usually, when we hear from a young person taking ownership of the family’s car, it’s about a late-model daily driver. But in the case of 26-year-old Jessica Simcisko of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, this ride is a Ford family classic in the form of a 1963 Falcon sedan. After a two-year resto, Jessica explains in her note to us below why taking this little four-door six-banger to cars shows brings her so much joy:
“Hello, Ford Performance! My name is Jessica Simcisko. I’m 26 years old and live in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Please take a look at my family’s two-tone 1963 Ford Falcon 4-door sedan, powered by a 144-cubic-inch inline six-cylinder engine.
“My family originally bought the car in 2013 in my hometown of Snow Shoe, Pennsylvania, during my sophomore year of college. It was a Centralia Gold color, had barely any floor panels left, and was still in running condition! It took us just over two years to restore it, but we finished it in orange and white during my senior year of college and it lived in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, for a few months until going into hibernation.
“Since then, it has made trips to Carlisle (Pennsylvania) for the Ford Nationals, and to many local shows in central Pennsylvania. It has won a few awards here and there, but the biggest reward has been seeing the faces of people light up when they see a four-door Falcon just like the ones that their parents or grandparents had owned when they were kids!
“Now, since finally buying a home and renting a garage, the car's new home is in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, where we are excited to show this car to more people than ever before!”
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