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Jay Leno owns all kinds of cars: Steam powered, 100-year-old electric and modern-day supercars. His legendary garage is teeming with millions of dollars of iron.

But his dream car has always been the 1963 1/2 Ford Falcon Sprint. So when he saw exactly the car on BringATrailer.com, he plunked down the $26,000 for the mint condition, seriously modified Falcon and sent a trailer.

This Falcon Sprint is built out exactly the way Leno says he would have built it. It has a 1965 289-cubic-inch small block under the hood with 360 horsepower and the battery in the trunk. It has a stiffened suspension, aftermarket wheels and a five-speed manual transmission (the original came with a four-speed). Leno, who says he regularly reads BaT, released a video on his website, Jay Leno's Garage, of his Falcon find, taking the Mustang precursor for a ride around Southern California.

Check out Jay's video below. We particularly like how he shamelessly hugs his new Ford, which is likely going to live a very good life from here on out.


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      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's with Jay Leno and old ugly cars?
      ianw33
      • 2 Years Ago
      When did autoblog become a "rally against the 1%" blog? People are willing to pay this guy a lot of money to sit around talking to other rich people, you all would take the same position as you could. Correct me if i am wrong, but this is a automotive enthusiast site, correct? He is one of the rare rich car guys that actually lets you check out his cars that otherwise we would probably never see, and thats a bad thing? get off your self-important high horses and just enjoy the cars.
        johnb
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ianw33
        I agree. I find Leno a genuine car guy. The fact he has money to spend on his passion is not a bad thing, and I find his eclectic taste in cars refreshing. I think anyone who reads autoblog, loves cars, and had Leno's money would do pretty much the same kinda thing. I know I would.
        Xedicon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ianw33
        I agree with you and johnb as well. The man worked hard and made something of himself, so who cares how much he spends on cars? I know I would if I could do the same thing. His desire isn't any different than ours (own tons of totally sweet cars and trucks) the only difference is that he can do something about it.
      Herbie
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really try to take Leno all in stride when it comes to his collection. But every other week I'm reading a Leno car story. Really, I'm thrilled that this fella who made about 30 million dollars last year can afford to grab these fabulous cars and place them in his garage.
      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm surprised at all the Leno rage on here. We all know that if we had the money we'd do the same thing collecting sweet cars and trucks. We all also know that we actively pursue talking about and enjoying cars (being on this site is proof enough of that). Leno is simply in a position to do both of those things on a scale most people can only dream of, even so how does that make him any different? I know I would do just the same thing as him if I had the funds to do so. Anyways that's all I wanted to say, now I'm headed out to my garage to get in some wrenching time like any true car guy.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      These are some of the best types of Leno videos. Its just him and the car and he can talk about it endlessly and without interrupting his guest. People can say a lot about Leno, but he knows his cars, he knows exactly what he likes and luckily for him, he has the means to buy them.
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      So he paid for it with the spare change in the cup holder of one of his McLarens / Bugattis / Duesenbergs etc
      ReTired
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't need to be a Leno for this toy. Twenty-six thou for a mint '63 Sprint" sounds like a great deal...'bout what a similar new vehicle would cost (though maybe less capable over-all) - and you won't see it's twin at the Friday-Nite Cruise...or the Mall. Gotta check my IRA balance.
      Claud
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great little car............Would be ideal base to update..... A new small block EFI Ford engine, New front and rear IRS clips, 6 speed tranny, Brembo brakes, new interior (Recaros, new instruments), LED lights/upgraded lamps, rear views.......................... Like the big Hellas up there too!
      Bob
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you were to change the URL of the video to YouTube, those of us outside of the US would be able to see the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYhTQx-NxAU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
      johnb
      • 2 Years Ago
      That Falcon looks just stately and proportionally correct. Beautiful from every angle. I would love a mid-sized rwd car like this. How about it Ford?
        ReTired
        • 2 Years Ago
        @johnb
        That Falcon, back-in-the-day, was actually a compact car - the preponderance of which were RWD.
      Neil
      • 2 Years Ago
      That car has an awsome sound to it.
        Rocketeer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Neil
        Who the heck votes down a comment like this? Bitter losers, angry about....something, I guess. Pitiful.
      BG
      • 2 Years Ago
      It is funny in this day and age, but the Falcon was an early Ford post-war attempt to build a "small" car with good gas economy. And the amazing thing is, Robert McNamara pushed its production when he was Ford's chairman in opposition to the traditional car guys.
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