1968 Ford Fairlane
Sale price: $15,100.00 make an offer
Technical specifications, photos and description:
Looking for a classic convertible in fantastic shape, but don't want to spend a fortune on a Mustang or a Galaxie? This is your chance!
This 1968 Ford Fairlane 500 convertible has been restored with great care and is in superb condition. It's a real head-turner - you just can't drive down the block or to the store without people coming up to compliment it. It's not a concours vehicle, but from 10 feet looks like a show-winner.
The paint, upholstery, carpet, and top were all done about six years ago, but still have the appearance of being new from just a short distance away. It's been garaged and/or covered since then. I have all receipts.
The 289 V8 starts right up and runs strong. The combination of the chrome Hedman headers and Flowmaster mufflers give it an aggressive, but not over-the-top exhaust note. The three-speed C4 automatic transmission shifts cleanly. As with a lot of these old Fords, there's a little slop in the column shifter, but it goes into gear easily and stays put. The cylinder heads are from a 302, which gives it a higher compression ratio than stock. That, coupled with the high-flow intake, upgraded 4-barrel Holley Dominator carburetor, long-tube headers, and a top-of-the-line Pertronix ignition system likely put the motor at about 275 horsepower, with just as many foot-pounds of torque. It's no monster, but will get up and go!
Power steering with a walnut Grant steering wheel and nearly-new steering components make this old baby handle surprisingly well. The front power disc upgrade conversion stops this Detroit steel on a dime.
There is well north of $35,000 invested in this car and I have the receipts to prove it. You get all the benefits of my labors without spending all the money!
The following repairs and improvements were completed between 2013 – 2015. The vehicle has less than 1,000 miles on it since then and has been garaged and/or covered the whole time.
New paint job by Peachtree Collision Center and all dings/dents repaired. Ford Sonic Blue Pearl. Lots of compliments on the color. Almost $6K total.
New convertible top, motor, real back glass by the Convertible Top Man in Snellville. $4.2K
New custom interior by Tim's Auto Upholstery in Duluth. $5.9K total.
Complete front disc-brake conversion.
Upgraded steering stabilizer and new steering components
Grant steering wheel in walnut
Edelbrock Performer intake
Holley Dominator 570 CFM carburetor
Pertronix Flamethrower ignition coil
The following repairs and upgrades were performed this year with well under 500 miles on the vehicle since then.
Brand-new American Racing 17-inch wheels
New front shocks
New Summit camshaft – moderate, with a nice loping idle
New lifters and pushrods
New Comp Cams roller-tip rocker arms
New water pump
New harmonic balancer
New fan shroud
New spark plugs
New plug wires
New starter solenoid
New alternator regulator
New timing chain and gears
Fresh brake fluid flush
Fresh oil change with Lucas high-zinc race oil
New coolant system flush
Fresh transmission flush
New transmission filter
As with any 50+ year-old car (at least one in this price range!), there are a few minor issues:
As previously mentioned, shifter has a little slop, but performs as it should
The hood has a minor bow from not being set correctly after the paint job. It's been set properly now. A local body shop indicated it could be repaired for less than $200 to lie perfectly flat again.
Minor paint chips.
Bumpers have some pitting and small dings.
Includes a lockable car cover.
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