This 1966 Ford Fairlane is the kind of classic that will have
people wondering if this is a true vintage track king. After all,
with its well-sponsored appearance, four-on-the-floor, and a
performance-built V8, this is a low mileage coupe that can live up
to its speed-demon image.
Ever want to be the most intimidating and interesting person at every stoplight? You know there will be a few people wondering if you're on your way to the raceway in this electric blue coupe. And if the great replica sponsor stickers don't make everyone take notice, the staggered set of wheels with wide rear tires will. But there's a lot more here than just a competition appearance. So while this is a very speedy package, we also enjoy that it retains the classic bright elements like the wraparound bumpers, wide grille, and full-length trim.
Inside, you can instantly tell this is a lot more comfortable than a race car. The tan interior looks great with the coordinating appearance on the seats, door panels, and headliner. This might have been Ford's intermediate-sized car in the 1960s, but today that means plenty of legroom for everyone. And with seating for up to six total, it's a fine place to enjoy with family and friends. But when you slip behind the factory dual-spoke steering wheel, it's going to give you a full view of upgrades like the Hurst Shifter, auxiliary gauge trio, and large AutoMeter Street Tach. All of these let your sense know there is a real race-bred motor under the hood even before you twist the key and hear it roar.
Ford's 390 cubic-inch motor looks impressive filling the engine bay with V8 power. And if it looks like that bright motor is radiating power, it's because it really is! The V8 has go-fast goodies like a Holley four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock aluminum intake, MSD ignition, and Mallory distributor. The full package is rated at 273 rear-wheel horsepower, and we have the dyno sheet to prove it. There's even an aluminum radiator with Spal electric fan to keep it all running cool. The Hooker headers add even more power as they contribute to the rumble of the Flowmaster dual exhaust. Best of all, you have complete control of the enhanced V8 and its thunderous soundtrack thanks to the four-speed manual transmission. And because this fast Ford might actually want to be the occasional competitor, you have the right features like front disc brakes, a limited slip rear end, and traction bars.
This Fairlane can give the impression of an illegal street machine right down to its roar. But we'll give you the build recipes to show you how legitimate this classic really is. Plus, the Box A Arizona title claims only 39,433 original miles, only adding to this car's long-term value. Don't miss this deal, call today!
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