1964 Ford Fairlane 500
The Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt was a limited-production drag-racing
version of the ordinary Ford Fairlane made for just the 1964 model
year. Only 100 units were made, 49 of these were four-speed manuals
while 51 were automatics - and its performance was enough for Ford
to win the NHRA Super Stock Championship for the same year. The
Ford Fairlane was a light car and fitted with the 7.0-liter V8s
with dual four-barrel carburetors that usually went into the
Galaxie - it became a powder keg. This worked because while the
Galaxie engine was perfect, the car was too heavy to be
successfully raced. The intermediate Ford Fairlane had no such
compunctions and raced to the end as a winner.
For consignment, now looking an awful lot like the Ford Fairlane
Thunderbolt, and with only a mere 100 of these produced, a very
hard to find original version. Our version has been painstakingly
restored, fitted with a hot shot mill with lots of goodies bolted
on, and plenty of cosmetic work then bathed in black cherry paint.
Let's act like it's Washington's birthday and "pop" the clutch on
this cherry machine, and delve deeply into this beautiful build of
a 1964 Ford Fairlane.
Many square feet of beautifully massaged steel panels which are
straight as arrows and have well minded gaps adorn the exterior.
These have a Glasurit Black Cherry Metallic Pearl paint, base coat
and clear coat with an epoxy primer as a starter and is anything
but the pits when it comes to fit and finish. Gleaming chrome and
stainless-steel trimmings in the form of trim spears, egg crate
grille, dual headlights, rechromed bumpers and fab window
trimmings, and even a b-pillar accenting panel give us the 64 shape
of the Fairlane. There is a Crites fiberglass teardrop hood looking
lots like the Thunderbolt of 64 yore. On back more jet age styling
with the thruster-esque taillights, a nice aluminum trim panel with
some badging, another pristine bumper and dual pipes peeking out
from below. This machine presents with a beautiful stance, which is
highlighted by 15-inch Cragar chrome 5 spokes on all 4 corners.
Opening the doors reveals some smooth black vinyl mixing with lots
of trim, some faux stitched panels. pulls and cranks and more
Fairlane 500 badging. Dual front low back buckets which present
with tuck and roll inserts and smooth bolsters have chromed
trimmings for their surrounds with the drivers chair power
adjustable. A rear bench shows as an original seat, and is the same
pattern as the redone buckets, but this chair has white piping as a
highlighter. Upfront, an original gauge cluster with a deep set
trio of round gauges nicely aged to a mellow cream sits within a
curved aluminum center panel and a black padded top and black
painted upper and lower. The original steering wheel, well
preserved, fronts this dash and sports aftermarket black faced
gauges hanging off of either side of the column for amps and oil
pressure. On the top dead center is a Sun Super Tachometer 2 neatly
mounted, and below a neatly mounted Select Tire dealer installed
A/C unit. Below is a Hurst competition shifter floating within a
deep sea of pristine black carpeting. Above is an off white and
very tight vinyl headliner. This is a radio delete car.
A flip of the hood and within a completely restored engine bay is a
fully tricked out mill which started out with a base of a 5.0 liter
Mustang high output roller motor. Within its confines is a SCAT
4340 forged steel crank and connecting rods, Trick flow forged
power pistons, with Mahle performance piston rings, Clevite rod
main bearings, and within Edelbrock aluminum heads, Harland Sharp
roller rockers. An Edelbrock Torker intake with a 4-barrel
Edelbrock carb sits atop. On back is a rebuilt Borg Warner Iron
case T-10 4-speed transmission which throws power to the Ford
8-inch 3.25 Trac-Loc rear axle.
Plenty of attention to this structure of the undercarriage was
paid, and is now paying off with headers, and H pipe config. and
Flowmaster mufflers. New A arms and coil springs are all around and
throw in some traction bars for the rear. Drum brakes all reworked
are on all 4 corners.
The fruits of this restorer's labors all come together for an
amazing thrill ride with all working perfectly, great acceleration,
bias free braking, and good handling. All in working perfectly
A very special build with lots of attention to detail and looking
much like the Thunderbolt, but with a very modern twist for the
power plant. Beautiful paint, and any excellent example from
Henry's estate named Fairlane right out of 1964!
K-Kansas City, KS Assy Plant
43-Fairlane 2 Door Hardtop
C-289ci V8 2bbl
173426-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 65A-Fairlane 2 Door Hardtop
COLOR A-Raven Black
DATE 23C-March 23rd
AXLE 4-Ford 8" 3.25 Conventional
TRANS 1-3 Speed Manual
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
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.