1966 Ford Fairlane 500 – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

Fairlane 500 front side Fairlane 500 front side

52,000-original mile, lightly restored C-Code Fairlane

While the mid-60s Australian Fairlane took the full-size XR Falcon’s platform and stretched it to new levels of luxury and comfort; the American Fairlane of the period supported a range of sedans, hardtops, station wagons, and even the Ranchero utility.

For many FoMoCo fans, the hardtop Fairlane was one of the era’s muscle car poster-childs – able to be specified from factory with the big ‘R-code’ 427 V8 and top-loader four-speed; popular configurations amongst NHRA and IHRA Super Stock racing circles.


The ’66 Fairlane Hardtop on offer here comes in mid-level 500 trim, and is specified from factory with the C-code 289ci V8 coupled to a three-speed auto.

The car comes highly original, with just 52,000 miles covered since new. All sheet metal and interior is original and untouched – with some light restoration bringing the car to original specification.


The driveline has been rebuilt, and elsewhere the car is complimented by power steering, AM radio, Magnum 500 wheels (with reconditioned factory hubcaps included).

It’s a stunning example of a true 60s American muscle car, and offers effortless cruising ability and a boat-load of road presence.


This car was recently said to be hand-picked in the US by the sellers, Seven82Motors in Queensland.

The car is listed for $55,000.

Check out the full listing here!


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