1966 Ford Fairlane 500 – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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