We love hearing about the finds you guys make everyday. There’s nothing better than seeing an abandoned classic revived and put back on the road. So when we heard from reader Joe W out in Ohio and his most recent find, we were excited to hear what his plans are for it! I’ll let Joe tell you about his find and how it came to be in his possession. From Joe – Here are some pictures of my latest find. It’s a 1963 Ford Fairlane 500.
It’s fitted with the 260 cu. in. V8 and a three speed column shift. It was a one owner car from new and was garage kept until around 2007. At that point, a buyer bought it with plans to “restore” it, however, it has sat outside in an alley for the last nine years sinking into the ground.
The owner moved to Minnesota about a year ago and left the car behind. He contacted a friend of mine and informed him the house where it is sitting had been sold and asked my friend to “haul the car away to the scrap yard”.
My friend called and asked if I wanted it and I promptly said “I’ll take it”! Using a small tank under the hood, the car runs, drives, turns, and stops but, it will need tires, the gas tank cleaned out or replaced, and a few other things before it will be ready for the road.
The car is now being kept inside out of the weather. The plan is to make it safe and reliable and use it as a summer time daily driver for awhile.
It’s great to hear that this Ford has been saved from the crusher! I’m also happy that Joe is going to make this his summer time daily driver. Cars like this Ford were built to be driven, so let’s get out there and enjoy our classics!