In today’s world, a quick vinyl wrap can turn a show car into one that looks like a barn find in a matter of hours. Others, like Paul Witty’s Ford Falcon, sit out there in the field and earn their patina the old fashioned way. However, as ancient as this rust makes the car look, there is a modern beast under the rusty Falcon sheet metal. The Falcon has a 521 Ford big-block stuffed inside a 25.4-spec, mild-steel chassis. That big-block is force fed via a 1471 blower pushing the car down the track or street with no problem.
According to Paul, the car makes somewhere around 1,800 horsepower. In the video above, he took his car all the way to the finals in the Big Tire Class at the Coffeyville Street Drags in Coffeyville, Kansas, where he lost out to a Pontiac GTO due to a loss of fuel pressure thanks to a blown fuel line. Without the mechanical issue in the finals, there would undoubtedly have been a different ending to this story. Win or lose, Paul has one nasty, albeit rusty Ford Falcon.