Fairlane 500 GT
1967 Ford Fairlane 500 GT
1967 Ford Fairlane 500 GT
The Ford Fairlane is a unibody. The difference is in trim. XL500 being the "fanciest". GT, (aka GTA w/auto), is the sporty trimmed model with twin bulged hood, GT stripes along the lower body. The XL has stainless moldings around the lower mid-section of the car. The Fairlane name comes from Henry Ford's Estate in Detroit named Fair Lane.
For consignment, a Fairlane GT-A S code car. In layman terms we are talking, (S Code) a 390ci V8 335hp, GT, (sportier trimmings and moldings), and A for an unknown history of originality C-6 automatic transmission. Springtime Yellow, so grab your picnic basket, blanket and head to your nearest lea to frolic in the butterfly grasses. Oh, and you'll get there in a real hurry if you need to!
A 2 door hardtop version, all bathed in beautiful Springtime Yellow paint, which presents as all rust free, straight steel with well minded gaps. Stacked front headlights flank a horizontal large egg crate shaped grille, and a shiny bumper resides below. A black stripe for some racing accenting is seen just above the rockers on either side. The back of the car features vertical rectangular taillights, and a squared off roll pan with a shiny bumper below. All badging is pristine, as are window trimmings and glass. 15-inch styled steel wheels are on all 4 corners and are wrapped in 215/70-R15's in front and slightly larger 235/70R15's on back.
Attention to detail and all buttoned up are two words that come to mind when swinging the doors open. Low back buckets which use vented vinyl for tuck and roll inserts for the seats and lower backs, and some shiny smooth black vinyl for the bolsters and upper backs. A chromed trimmed bar creates a tub for the seats. In the center, a console races from the back to the dash, and houses the T styled push button shifter. This is within an aluminum curved tray which creates the console. In front is an original dash, with a Ford aftermarket 8,000K tachometer bolted to the column. A wood rimmed steering wheel fronts this dash, and below a duo of aftermarket gauges hangs above clean pristine black carpeting. On the back is a bench in the same styling as the buckets, and above is a black headliner in vinyl which is nice and tight. This car does have vintage air installed which is controlled by knobs mounted in the glovebox.
A GT-S code denotes 390ci V8. On top is a Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor. Some chromed bolt ons are seen within this very clean, supple hose, shiny, chromed accented engine. On the back is a C6 3-speed automatic which is not original to this car. Way back is a Ford 9-inch 3.25 geared rear axle. Exhaling is accomplished through headers, and a Flowmaster exhaust.
Well restored with no rust, and just nice black surfaces of straight rust-free steel. In front is a Borgeson power steering kit and independent coil sprung suspension. Leaf springs are reserved for the back, and newer power disc brakes are upfront and power drums for the rear. This is a good thing as these heavy cars were noted for their poor braking with the all manual drums which proved to be not enough for the horsepower produced. One could call the undercarriage showroom quality with improvements, all well done and looking good!
This car was an immediate hit with my crack decoder so he drove and I sat in the passenger's seat. It is good it's an automatic, because despite his wealth of automotive knowledge, he has questionable motor skills with his legs, and tends to stall the clutched cars…just sayin'! Anyway I digress to the test track where it performed swimmingly with only the wipers not showing up for work, not unlike our Photographer…
A great restoration, well done and attentive to detail. A 390ci V8, automatic transmission, and an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor. A snazzy interior, mostly original, and pristine undercarriage, and sportier than standard exterior. A must see for the Fairlane aficionado as it is truly one of the nicer examples of said car in our sacred halls of the Classic Auto Mall.
A-Atlanta, GA Assy Plant
42-Fairlane 500 GT 2 Door Hardtop
S-390ci V8 4bbl 320hp
110430-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 63D-Fairlane 500 GT 2 Door Hardtop
COLOR 8-Springtime Yellow
DATE 16J-September 16th
AXLE 4-Ford 9" 3.25 Conventional
TRANS U-C6 3 Speed Automatic
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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