Talk about the ultimate throwback! It’s been nearly 60 years since Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang took us on a journey with the 1960 Ford Falcon. This blast from the past was a huge success for Ford in the early 1960s.

At the time, the Ford Falcon was the most popular compact car in America. The television marketing campaign featuring Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters was just as popular. During the 1950s, the major American car companies focused on larger luxury sedans that offered a higher profit margin, so the compact car market was ripe for the taking in the early 60s as most families were looking for a second car. The Falcon was small with only 95 horsepower and a 2.4 L straight-6 engine and a single-barrel carburetor, but that didn’t stop families from buying it!

Maybe Charlie Brown and his friends had just a little something to do with that.

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