1965 Ford Fairlane 500.

August 4, 2014

1965 Ford Fairlane 500 hardtop.
1965 Ford Fairlane 500 hardtop.
1965 Ford Fairlane 500 hardtop.


Anonymous said...

Smells like high school.

SeattleO said...

Heh, there was a guy at my HS with this exact car, minus the slot mags.

Mike said...

I am really so happy to see this Ford Fairlane. We have the same model in black. Some of our very old memories are attached with this ford, feeling nostalgic now. Thanks for sharing these images with us.

Anonymous said...

Check the URL when you hover over his name(Mike), he's a spammer.

Justin said...

The balls on these frigging spammers...advertising car scrapping websites and car dealer websites on a site dedicated to old cars. Ridiculous.
Beautiful Fairlane, the slotted mags really set it off, unlike boring and over-used Cragar S/S mags.

captaingizmo54 said...

There were 2 young men in my highschool that owned such a car. One owner built his car
to imitate the pro stock versions he saw at the local drag strip. His car was black with a red
interior. It also featured one of those hi-rise dome hoods, and a black mesh grille which replaced the factory unit. It was also lifted dangerously high at the rear. This car ran a 285
horse 289 mated to a C-6 auto tranny. It looked alright, but anyone can build a black car,
right? The second owner built his car in more traditional way. He opted for a near stock look
that respected the car. His was painted gold metallic with a dark red interior that was factory
stock--except for the Super Sun 7-grand tach and RAC gauges mounted on the lower part
of the dash. The car sat at stock height even though it had Astro slotted mags wrapped with
wide oval tires. And since suspension parts interchanged with the then-hot Mustang, he was
able to use Shelby parts to improve the ride and handling of his car, which was powered by
a 271 horse 289 HiPo V-8 backed by a top-loader 4-speed tranny. If I closed my eyes and
imagined a '65 Fairlane, that little gold coupe comes to mind even 40 years later.

sexyhammer said...

the owner painted his brake drums body color.

Ben Piff said...

Great setting, great colors and texture. Hard to imagine making more out of a Fairlane, and nothing not to appreciate there. I don't feel like I get to document barbed wire very often.

icewhitenow said...

I had this as my first car. 289 cubic inch engine(as it says on the side), 4 barrel Holley carburetor, edelbrock headers, 10to1 compression pistons factory hi pro engine. 1/2 ton springs installed by first owner as well as 200 pounds sand to hod it down. Midnight blue metallic paint. Plain tires and single exaust. Would not spin tires it just plain took off. Thanks for the memories. The rear bumper on my car got hit by a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith. Looks like the same bumper.

Ralph said...

This 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 is pretty bad ass. We don't see many of these at my scrap yard but if we do, i'd love to do a restoration on one just like this. I'm a big fan of the silver blue color also...Recently seen one sell for 30k. Very cool!