Ford Sprint/Fairlane Compact/Ranchero 1962-1978 - 2020 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Ford Sprint/Fairlane Compact/Ranchero market review 2020

Just one of the models in this selection was sold officially in Australia, yet all of them exist here in respectable numbers. The car we saw in showrooms from 1962-65 was the V8 ‘compact’ Fairlane sedan; a model which costs 50 percent less than the later, US-spec GT Hardtop.

Above it and with a shape that’s reflected in our own XA Falcon Hardtop sits the Torino, with basic 302 or 351-engined cars costing around $40,000.

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Scarce versions like the Talledega can make $100,000. US Falcons came with a V8 option from 1963 but Australia had to wait until 1966. That leaves a buoyant market for imported Sprint V8s which in hardtop or convertible form cost $30-40,000.

If you want a pickup from this era, consider the Fairlane-based Ranchero also at $30-40,000.

Falcon Sprint V8 1963-66 $30,030 [15]

Fairlane Compact 1962-66 $23,550 [7]

Fairlane GT Hardtop 1966-70 $37,345 [8]

Torino V8 1968-74 $39,900 [7]

Torino Big-Block 1969-72 $83,300 [3]

Ranchero 1959-65 $28,560 [7]

Ranchero 1966-73 $43,550 [8]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2020 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.

Understanding our value guide price charts


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From Unique Cars #447, December 2020



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