For Sale: 1966 Ford Fairlane in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1966 Ford Fairlane 500

The Ford Fairlane is an automobile model that was sold between 1955 and 1970 by Ford in North America. The name is derived from Henry Ford's estate, Fair Lane, near Dearborn, Michigan. The Fairlane 500 is noted by a wider chrome trim on the side, and 3 bullet ports on the rear quarter panel.

Well Sherman, let's get into the way back machine and set the year for 1966 where we will travel to a wondrous place called the Classic Auto Mall where we will find ourselves plunked in the Hallowed Halls of this renewed mall, and we will be standing in front of a 1966 Ford Fairlane 500. Not all Fairlanes were GT's and this car goes to show that a savvy buyer could equip a regular Fairlane with the same drivetrain, but without all the flash. This particular car has had a professional engine rebuild, a transmission redux, a full on restoration complete with photographs and receipts, and various and other sundry replacement parts put on during the restoration. This car will get you where you want to go and it's gonna do it FAST!

Exterior
A 2 door hardtop version, all bathed in beautiful Raven Black paint, the original color, which presents as all rust free, with well minded gaps and straight steel. We note a few inclusions in the paint and some waviness to the tops of the front fenders, but the application is at the deep end of the pool. Stacked front headlights flank a horizontally barred grille with the Ford crest of the era mounted dead center and a shiny bumper resides below. Shiny stainless wheel arch moldings are connected via a lustrous rocker trim molding. High up on the rear quarter panel is a Fairlane 500 emblem in block script while down low on the front fender is a crossed flags 390 badge to warn others that this isn't grandma's grocery getter. 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 black painted steel wheels with FORD logoed poverty caps are on all 4 corners and are wrapped in 205/75R15 red stripe rubber.

Interior
Attention to detail and all buttoned up are two words that come to mind when swinging the doors open. A low back bench seat which uses a leatherette finish for the red 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 matching bench seat is in the rear and appears to never have been sat in. All of this is floating above like new red carpeting with red Fairlane carpeted and embroidered mats. In front is an original dash, with a black surround for the long sweeping speedometer, clock, warning lights and the factory AM radio. A near flawless red plastic steering wheel fronts this dash complete with an AutoMeter tachometer strapped to the column and hanging below in the center of the dash is a modern AM/FM stereo receiver and a trio of black faced gauges. Above is a red headliner in vinyl which is nice and tight. All near perfect and surely nicer than when it left the Atlanta production facility back in January of 1966.

Drivetrain
Lifting open the hood our suspicions were correct, and we see a Z-code engine which denotes 390ci 4bbl V8 capable of producing 315hp. We note this is the correct mill based on the casting numbers on the block. Topping off this mill and adding some extra oomph are a pair of Edelbrock Performer aluminum cylinder heads, an aluminum intake manifold and a 4bbl carburetor. Ribbed aluminum valve covers, and a polished and ribbed air cleaner are seen within this very clean, supple hosed, shiny accented engine bay. On the back is a Toploader 4-speed manual transmission, also correct for the car. Way back is a Ford 9-inch 3.25 geared TracLoc rear axle.

Undercarriage
Well restored with no rust, and just nice black surfaces of straight rust-free steel. In front is a power steering kit and independent coil sprung suspension. Leaf springs are reserved for the back, 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 near showroom quality with improvements, all well done and looking good!

Drive-Ability
This car was an immediate hit with my crack decoder but I drove and he sat in the passenger's seat. It is good I pulled the long straw to drive 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 unlimited acceleration, apt handling and smooth bias free braking. We even caught the eyes of the Model A club who were in town for the week.

A great restoration, well done and attentive to detail. A 390ci V8, 4-speed manual transmission, Edelbrock cylinder heads and a whole lot of giddyup. A snazzy interior, an unassuming exterior, and pristine undercarriage. 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.

VIN DECODE
6A43Z180350
6-1966
A-Atlanta, GA Assy Plant
43-Fairlane 500 2 Door Hardtop
Z-390ci 4bbl 315hp
180350-Sequential Unit Number

WARRANTY TAG
BODY 63B-Fairlane 500 2 Door Hardtop
COLOR A-Raven Black
TRIM 48-Gold Vinyl
DATE 26A-January 26th Build
DSO 43-Rockford
AXLE D-Ford 9" 3.25 TracLoc
TRANS 5-4 Speed Manual

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Ford Fairlane
  • Listing ID: CC-1608165
  • Price: $63,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Fairlane
  • Exterior Color:Raven Black
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:41318
  • Stock Number:4033
  • VIN:6A43Z180350
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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