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The forgotten Fords

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  • The forgotten Fords

    When I was growing up, an Uncle had a 66-67 Fairlane 500 2 door hardtop, 289 automatic. I loved that car! Don't see many of them anymore, along with Falcons, Torinos,and Mavericks. All were made in two and four door versions, I used to see all of them regularly, now it's a rarity to see any of them on the road or at a show. The Fairlanes were available with everything from a I6 to the mighty FE 428, and the later Torino based ones even had Lima 429's. Did they all just rust away, or just nobody have any interest in them? I thought the 60's Fairlanes were pretty good competition against the Chevy Chevelles which you still see everywhere.
    Would love to see some good examples of any of them....
    ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
    -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
    -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
    " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

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  • #2
    Well, they ARE 50 years old, so many did get wrecked, parted out, or rusted away, but I bought my first Fairlane (66 GTA) in 1976, and I still think they are one of the best looking Fords ever made. At Ford shows and races, I still see plenty of 66-69 Fairlanes being shown & raced.
    1978 Fairmont 428CJ 4 speed 9.972@132.54.mph[/ 1.29 60 foot.
    1985 Mustang NHRA Stock eliminator 302 4 speed M/S 12.31@106.99 mph, with 331 bracket engine: 10.29@128.71 1.37 50 foot
    1959 Ford Meteor 2 dr sedan 332 FE auto (finally under construction witha 428CJ and 4 speed.)
    1974 F350 ramp truck 390 4 speed (gone buy not forgotten)
    2010 Ranger PU 2.3L 5 speed
    1999 F350 dually, V10 5 speed


    • #3
      i have a 64 falcon futura that has been in the family since it was bought new in oct 1963 for my aunt. unfortunately before i got it, it had spent 20 years in pittsburg, so there is plenty of rust that will need fixing.
      64 falcon
      66 mustang
      76 el camino

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