A classic FoMoCo performance look and a bargain price make this 1964 Ford Fairlane hardtop a great opportunity. It's a small block 289 car, and with a bucket seat interior, it's a bit sportier than your average '60s cruiser. And at this price, you really have nothing to lose.
If you're going racing in a '60s Ford, you need to paint it Wimbledon White like this Fairlane. It's the quintessential Ford color and while this car isn't trying to be another Thunderbolt clone, it's hard to miss the association when you see it in person. We're guessing the paint is either original or a very old repaint, and it's showing its age with a series of touch-ups that give it a reasonable overall look that is part of the affordable price tag. It doesn't look to have ever been rusty or banged up, and the doors fit well, as do the hood and trunk, suggesting that perhaps it has never been fully disassembled. You could buy it today to enjoy and perhaps paint it someday in the future, but we're guessing that you'll be having too much fun to worry too much. You'll note that the side trim has inserts that match the interior, and Ford's jet-inspired taillights always look great. We also like the trim at the base of the roof and the neat Fairlane script that makes it easy to identify.
The tan interior is a nice change from red or black, and buckets in a Fairlane are rather rare. Like the bodywork, it's a combination of original and replacement stuff, but it looks decent overall. The biggest demerit might be the hole in the driver's seat, but it's on the side where it's not terribly visible and if you need it fixed, seat covers are relatively inexpensive. There's some performance hardware, too, including a tach strapped on top of the dash and a slick Hurst shifter on a nice mini console in the middle. Factory gauges have white faces, so they have a somewhat modern look in their cool individual binnacles, and there's an AM/FM/cassette stereo to replace the original AM unit. And as a full-sized car, there's a big back seat with plenty of room for friends and family and it's in quite good shape overall. You also get a truly massive trunk that's equipped with an original-style mat for a stock look.
Any Ford with a 289 is going to be fun to drive, and this Fairlane qualifies. The neatly dressed small block wears a big Holley 4-barrel up top, an Edelbrock intake manifold, some chrome valve covers, and Ford Blue paint on the block itself, so fans of '60s performance should see things that are familiar. It starts easily and runs well, and it's nice to see authentic details like the generator making electricity. The transmission is a 3-speed automatic feeding a 9-inch rear end (this is a full-sized Ford, after all), and the exhaust uses glasspack-style mufflers to give it that authentic '60s soundtrack. The suspension remains largely stock, so it has that comfortable big car ride and a set of Torque Thrust-style wheels with blackwall radials give it the perfect period performance look.
This is not a show car or a trailer queen, you've gathered that. But it's got a cool old-school look and V8 power is always welcome. Call now!