One of the best-looking coupes of the '60s just got even better. Here's a 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 that has undergone a rotisserie restoration with a powerful V8, four-on-the-floor, and a comfortable A/C interior to be the ultimate pro touring machine.
The upgrades to this hardtop are subtle at first. The grille is an unbroken line as long as the horizon; the GT-inspired triple-rocker stripe adds an aggressive red distinction; wide chrome bumpers that shine like mirrors; and a terrific application of legendary Wimbledon White that takes advantage of modern clearcoat depth. All of this makes for an impressive presentation on one the best family-sized fastback designs ever to come from Detroit. But more than just a fine presentation, those modern Billet Specialties wheels fill the fenders most excellently, with a modern aggressive stance, and it hints at all the upgrades beneath the surface.
The red stripe package on the outside was just a teaser for the bold red interior. There was plenty invested here to get this Fairlane back to the day it left the Atlanta factory. The seats, door panels, carpeting, headliner, and dash all have a terrific period-correct and uniform appearance that is unmistakably '60s with all its bright red, and even brighter trim. The Fairlane might have been mid-sized by 1967 standards, but today that means plenty of room in the back seat, and the spacious trunk will carry enough luggage to go coast-to-coast. Plus, everyone will stay comfortable thanks to modern R134a air conditioning. The large horizontal speedometer is bright and clear, and to supplement it, a set of auxiliary dials watching voltage, oil pressure, and coolant temperature was fitted underneath. The steering wheel is a beautiful piece of performance art that just begs for a set of vintage driving gloves to be wrapped around its rim. And we bet that Hurst floor shifter gets your heart racing just looking at it.
As much as you'll love the interior and exterior, it's under the hood that's a true work of vintage art. You get a great view at the heart of this Fairlane thanks to custom engine bay that eliminates the shock towers to put the motor on display. And since we're all getting a good look at this 351 cubic-inch Windsor V8, it has been dressed nicely with just about every component polished from the Ford Racing valve covers, to the air grabber with correct callout sticker on top. More than just a great presentation, there are plenty of performance upgrades such as a Holley double pumper four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, polished headers, and competition clutch. The four-speed manual transmission gives you complete control over this big power V8 and the sound of the H-pipe dual exhaust. But more than just big power, this is also a thoughtful build. For example, there's a large aluminum radiator with electric fan, so your Fairlane will stay cool in urban traffic even when you've got the A/C running. And as a true pro touring machine this was built to feel great on the road. A Mustang II independent front suspension with tubular A-arms and a thick sway bar were added up front for a superior feeling. Plus, the power steering, front disc brakes, and modern performance tires are great features for an anytime driving classic.
This is an award-winning coupe that's up for grabs. And you know why it's worthy the moment you check out the undercarriage photos that tell the story of how thorough the restoration to this Fairlane has been. Since there's only one of these, you might want to hurry if you want to take it home. Call now!!