78k Genuine Miles: 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 XL

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The owner of this 1967 Fairlane has had the car for 33 years but has decided to move it on. It is a nice looking car that appears to only require some minor work to get it back on the road. It also features some nice options which make it an attractive proposition. The owner does state that the car has only covered a genuine 78,000 miles, but doesn’t indicate whether he holds documentation to verify this. Located in Pomona Park, Florida, the Fairlane is listed for sale here on eBay.

I like the look of these old Fairlanes. They look solid but manage to look sleek at the same time. The paint on this one is looking a bit tired, but a repaint is not imperative, as it doesn’t look bad the way that it is. The current owner has kept the car in a carport for the entire time that he has owned it, so it hasn’t been exposed to much in the way of bad weather over the past 33 years. There is a small amount of rust in the driver’s side rear wheel well, but it doesn’t appear to be too extensive. It also looks like there might be a small spot on the rear edge of the trunk lid, but any other spots appear to be surface corrosion. The chrome and trim look good, and the factory tinted glass also looks to be in good condition.

This is as close as we get to a photo of the engine, and it shows a pretty typical modification that was performed on these Fairlanes in the past. Holes were cut into the shock tower to allow access for greasing. This isn’t the prettiest job that I’ve ever seen, but it certainly isn’t the worst either. The engine is a 289ci V8, backed by an automatic transmission. You also get power steering and air conditioning, but manual drum brakes. The engine runs and the car drives, but the brakes don’t work. The engine also smokes a little bit, but the owner believes that the valve stem seals have probably gone hard due to lack of use. The Fairlane has recently been fitted with a new timing chain, water pump, hoses, fuel pump, and master cylinder. The fuel system has also been flushed, and the carburetor rebuilt.

The interior of the Fairlane is nice, and there are only a few items that need to be attended to. The carpet is tired, while there are also a couple of small tears in the seat upholstery. I like the fact that this Fairlane has been fitted with a floor console and T-Bar floor shift, while the dash pad is perfect. The car has been fitted with an aftermarket stereo at some point, but this appears to have been removed. Unfortunately, the holes for the speakers still remain in the rear parcel tray, and this would need to either be repaired or replaced.

I have to say that I am a real sucker for Fords from this era, and I really like this one. It is a car that doesn’t appear to need a great deal of work to really make it shine, and the white interior looks classy. I’m not the only one who likes these, because while values haven’t sky-rocketed in recent years, they have stayed quite solid. I am also not the only one who likes this particular Fairlane, as, at the time of writing, there are 132 people watching the auction. The owner has set a BIN price of $8,995, but there is the option to make an offer. Do you think that he’ll get his price?

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  1. TimS

    Great cruiser that could look like a big money example without a lot of work. I’d have to do a power brake conversion.

    Like 14
  2. Steve R

    Nice car. The bucket seats and floor shift are a must for automatic equipped cars.

    Steve R

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  3. jw454

    Cutting the holes in the inner fender panel could be avoided by installing 90 degree grease zerks. It was hard to get in there but, a person with a smaller hand could do it pretty easily. The owner of the service station where I worked insisted on not cutting the inner fenders. All the Mustangs, Falcons and, Fairlanes had to be done this way.

    Like 8
  4. local_sheriff

    33 years with the same owner testifies this guy ain’t no quick fix flipper – he truly must have had a good connection with this vehicle and kept it accordingly.

    It’s a highly desirable XL model, that 289 is a nice match for the car’s size. It can be built to be quite a snappy powerplant ,though it would benefit being backed by a manual, it will still offer decent MPG.

    You don’t see 66-67 Fairlanes too often, but I’ve always liked their style.Maybe they were regarded as too ‘common’ to preserve, until they were almost gone?Anyway; BIN price is decent for an XL, who said musclecar era 2DHTs were unobtainable…? I’d take this over a ‘now-too-common’ Mustang any day!

    Like 10
  5. 86_Vette_Convertible

    Brings back fond memories. Bought my first new car in 1967. List was short: Fairlane and Malibu, looked at both very closely. 289 vs 283, both were manual tranny’s. Ultimately it came down to $$. Cousins husband and his father had the local Chevy/Buick dealership and I got a better deal there than at the Ford dealership.
    I still like the Fairlane, wouldn’t kick that one out of the garage, very little visible work that needs to be done on it.

    Like 7
  6. Mike

    I bought one, just like this, back in 1978, for $50 bucks. Wish I still had it. Maroon with a white int.

    Like 8
  7. Woody

    Low miles on this Florida classic and under $10grand,makes me want to take a vacation to the sunshine state! Perfect project car!

    Like 6
  8. angliagt angliagtMember

    My favorite year of Fairlane.Nice,clean lines.
    I can’t think of a bad looking ’67 American car.

    Like 3
  9. stillrunners

    Like a bunch and at a good price !

    Like 1
  10. Troy s

    I always really liked this body style, not out of proportion anywhere, sleek coke bottle design with a decent looking interior. 289 2V won’t raise anybody’s blood pressure but this isn’t a muscle car in any way shape or form, just a really nice classic that’s no longer available. Oh shawzbot!

    Like 1
  11. Rodney

    Had a 4 door in Australia great looking car the 2 dr one

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  12. Rod

    Had a 4 dr in Australia nice car but that a lot nicer

    Like 1
  13. G.W.Gilmore

    My mom back in the late 70s to 86 her same color but 4 door always thought it was a cool car. I remember I was 12 when she got it and by 74 when I got my license she told me then your be able to drive when you get your own car. But you wont drive mine. Later that same year 74 my Dad passed away and I got his car 67 ford galaxie 500 tan 2 door and it was nicer then her hehehe. She never knew when she made a rip to Oregon to visit my sister our extra set keys looked alike so I had switched them the day before she left. I used her car for 2 weeks while she was there. I remembered I back in to a car at a Walmart and buster drivers side tail light. But I got 1 at a midnight salvage yard if you know what I mean she never was any wiser couldn’t tell I had done nuttin.

    Like 1

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