In 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 R-codes were limited to 57 units. You are
currently looking at #52. This car has been so special from day one
that the window sticker is still hanging in the back glass (and
plenty of other documentation, too.) But just in case you don't
already know about Ford special 427ci racers, then read on and find
out why this might be your one and only opportunity at
Ford prepared all 57 cars the same way in iconic Wimbledon White.
The company could only get these handfuls to dealers in '66, and
they were a certainly only for the knowledgeable. For starters, the
window sticker that you can still see affixed to this car lets you
know it cost $4,501.12 when new - about double that of a base
Fairlane V8 two-door. These were racecars for the street, and you
know it the moment you see the lift-off ram air hood made of
lightweight fiberglass. This hardtop really nails the old stock car
racer look, right down to the steelie wheels with minimal hubcaps.
There has even been a cool investment in reproduction BF Goodrich
Slivertown tires for the front, and Firestone cheater slicks to
make this a true period-correct street-eating machine. But more
than just rarity, it also is still a premium Fairlane at heart. So
you get the hardtop coupe body with the bright wide bumpers and the
shining grille as long as the horizon.
Open the door to what is still believed to be original seating and
many other original components. These cars came from the factory
with only one mission - win everything on the street and strip. So
Ford purposely made sure that it could save weight wherever it
could. This Fairlane's lavishness was meant to be measured by how
many trophies it brought home. You grab the grippy factory wheel
with your left hand and the stick shift with your right. There's no
radio, because your favorite soundtrack will always be the outlaw
rumble from the H-pipe exhaust as you watch the tach and extra wide
speedometer dual for who can wind up the quickest.
Remove the lightweight hood to reveal the beast that makes this
Ford so legendary. That R-code 427 cubic-inch side oiler V8 barely
fit in between the wheels, and this factory custom instantly made
these Ford one of the rarest cars around. The big block looks
fantastic in the engine bay with the correct aluminum mid-rise
intake, dual Holley 710 CFM four-barrel carburetors, and cast
exhaust manifolds. The block was rebuilt by the masters at Ralph
Conners, utilizing a 12/21/65 casting. This means great
period-correct authenticity mixed with exceptional reliability.
There was a ton more invested in going beyond just the motor to
restore this ultra-rare Ford. While we have the photos to show you
everything, all you have to do is look at the undercarriage photos
to understand the level of care and precision that has gone into
this unicorn Fairlane. But as great as it is to appreciate the
history, this coupe was really made to drive. The correct Ford top
loader four-speed manual transmission means complete control over
the 425 hp/480 lb-ft of torque that launches the lightweight
intermediate ahead of Chevys and Mopars. Front disc brakes were
even part of the original package just to keep this ferocious
Fairlane under control.
We know you're already are extremely excited at this rare
opportunity, but also take some time to go through the full
paperwork that comes with the car, including the restoration
photos, factory buildsheet, original window sticker, title
documentation, ownership history and pics. This is your fleeting
chance to own a legend. When it's gone, all you'll have are
regrets. Call today!!
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