This 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 station wagon is from the first model year of the Fairlane's fifth generation and is described by the selling dealer as largely original. It comes finished in white with a blue roof over a blue vinyl interior that features air conditioning and bench seating in all three rows, including a rear bench that faces out toward the Magic Doorgate. Power is supplied by the reportedly factory-issued 390ci V8, which has been rebuilt and comes paired with a C6 automatic transmission. Available now, this Fairlane wagon comes from the selling dealer a clear title. The car's uninstalled original suspension, wheels and tires, and other parts are included as part of the sale.
The 1966 model year marked the debut of the fifth-generation Fairlane, a vehicle line that included 13 different models with stacked headlights and new GT and XL trim levels. Three station wagons were available, including the Fairlane 500. This particular Fairlane 500 wagon is dressed in white and features a dark blue roof. Brightwork is found on the headlight and taillight surrounds, front and rear bumpers, front grille, mirror caps, greenhouse glass trim, door handles, and rocker panels. Badging includes "FORD" lettering on the hood and Magic Doorgate, which can open like a door or a tailgate, "390" emblems on the bottom of the front fenders, and "FAIRLANE 500" badges on the rear fenders.
The car rides on a set of slotted wheels with domed centers and tires with thick whitewalls. Pictures in the photo carousel show patina on the bumpers and cracking paint above the driver-side rear tire and at the bottom of the Magic Doorgate.
Interior furnishings come in an all-blue color scheme that includes the carpeting, dashboard, door panels, and seating, which consists of forward-facing benches in the first and second rows, and a rear-facing unit in the third row. Metallic trim is located on the dashboard; the door panels are trimmed with woodgrain accents. On the list of equipment is a 2-spoke steering wheel, a column-mounted automatic shifter, manual windows, air conditioning and heat, and a radio. Instrumentation consists of a gear selection indicator behind the steering wheel, a horizontal 120-mph speedometer, a fuel gauge, and an analog clock. A trio of aftermarket Stewart Warner Power gauges below the center HVAC vents shows readouts for the oil pressure, water temperature, and voltage.