For Sale: 1964 Ford Fairlane in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

This 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt is a tribute to the rare lightweight examples that Ford sold a mere 100 units. This one not only gets the details right, but the dual-quad 427 V8 also means it's still king of the strip. So as you look over the care that has gone into making an exceptionally accurate tribute, remember how much fun you can have in this one without putting down $300k for an original.

If you're looking at this, then you already know the legend of the Thunderbolt: 100 hand-built Fairlines made to capture the 1964 NHRA Super Stock championship. These cars were built in a very specific way, and so you need to know what to look for in the details. Wimbledon White was only one of two colors these came in, and so it's great to have it looking bright and clean. The stock look means full-length trim and the hallmark afterburner-style tail lights. But this car was not over-restored to be a glamour machine. You can see it is meant to be used as a blacktop king. After all, no Thunderbolt is complete without ram air vents in place of high beams. These cars were also an exercise in weight savings, so you'll also see details like the fiberglass trunk, and there's the fiberglass hood with the teardrop power dome that allows for the heat to dissipate. Plus, the stance is awesome with skinny competition-style wheels up front with narrower tires, and the rear has a classic-style set of Hoosiers and is tubbed to add plenty more rubber if you really want a dragstrip machine.

Just like the exterior, the interior is all about authenticity for racing. So non-essential items like the radio and heater are deleted. But you still feel a sense of value because there's a freshness inside that instantly conveys the time and money spent on this car. So you have the smoothly painted dash, detailed door panels, a nice headliner, loop carpeting, and wide bench seats with a touch of tuck and roll flair. The thin steering wheel has that ideal classic grip, but the auxiliary readouts under the dash let you know this is something extra special. And the SunPro tach prominently mounted on top of the dash is like a vintage head-up display.

Under the hood is what really makes this so special. The Thunderbolts were all about stuffing the full-size motor into a lighter and smaller car. So you get a proper 427 cubic-inch side-oiler V8. We were even told it was recently rebuilt with a stroker kit for added power and displacement. While unconfirmed, it does have a clean style that reaffirms the feeling of a big recent investment. The fresh air tubes feed the large air grabber, and it needs to be that long because feeding this big motor are dual Holley four-barrel carburetors. The full custom crossover header package also adds power while creating a ferocious growl. It's a powerful package, and so you have a strong C6 three-speed automatic transmission. Making sure the muscle meets the pavement are upgrades like the reinforced four-link rear, adjustable coilovers, and a stout 9-inch diff. You'll also see the right power car upgrades like a reinforced chassis and front disc brakes.

Complete with build receipts, this is the tribute that offers all the fun of the original at a fraction of the price. Don't miss this special build. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1964 Ford Fairlane
  • Listing ID: CC-1615296
  • Price: $57,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1964
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Fairlane
  • Exterior Color:Wimbledon White
  • Interior Color:Green
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:96148
  • Stock Number:7535-CHA
  • VIN:4F43C119533
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027

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