The vehicle next door also has a large American V8 engine. Martin has arrived in his black Ford Falcon. “Built in 1964. Rebuilt from 2016 until mid-2019.” He discovered the coupé in America via the Internet, its condition was described as good, so he bought it and had the classic car shipped to Germany. “When the car arrived, I was shocked – the state it was in had nothing to do with the description. It was in a totally dilapidated state and the car had to be completely rebuilt.” Which he then did himself.
The excellent supply of spare parts was a great help because, technically, the Falcon formed the basis for the coveted Ford Mustang.
Why did he choose that car? “I have always driven American cars,” says Martin. “The Falcon is a compact car and, as a result, I really enjoy it.” No doubt also because of its 235 kW (320 PS) engine, coupled with a vehicle weight of only 1,400 kilograms.