Laura Ventura's 1963 Falcon Futura Hardtop
Location: San Jose, California
I got my car about six years ago. At the time I thought I was looking for a Thunderbird, and when I went to test drive one the seller said to me "Honey, this is to much car for you," and told me I should think of something that "fit me better". I mentioned to him I like Falcons (I used to pass by a house every day on the way to work that had a beautiful red futura). He told me he had a friend who was thinking of selling his because he was trying to buy a house.
I called about the Falcon and the owner told me to come look at it. When he told me the address, I said "Oh my god! Is it red ? I pass by that car everyday!"
His wife felt that it was meant to be that I have the car. It was hard for him to part with it but he finally sold me that beautiful red Futura! I've loved that car ever since.
I have had a person wave money at me on the freeway gesturing that he wanted the car, and many admirers and potential buyers approach me when its been in a parking lot at a store. I've come out to see a note on the windshield by someone interested in it. Once a man chased me all around downtown while I was looking for a parking space! ( I didn't see him running on foot after me). He finally caught up with me and said he used to have car just like mine when he was younger. He tried for a couple of months to buy my car, but I said no!