Collection Sale: Featuring 1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL

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The seller has a half-dozen classic cars from 1957 to 1969 for sale. They cover most of the major brands and are in various states of completeness and condition. But much of the seller’s attention and effort is placed upon a nice-looking 1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL. But its beauty isn’t skin deep as it’s going to need mechanical and interior work. All of these vehicles are available in Houston, Texas, and here on craigslist. The asking price for the Ford is $9,000. Kudos to “Spencer D” for the tip!

Let’s start with the Fairlane and go from there. In 1967, the Fairlane 500XL was considered the sporty model, much like its bigger brother, the Galaxie 500XL. While you could get some muscle under the hood, a 289 cubic inch V8 was common. That’s what the seller thinks is under the bonnet of this ’67 Ford, although he/she suggests it might also be a later 302. Either way, it’s not running and a rebuild is going to be likely. It’s paired with a floor-mounted 3-speed manual transmission. Before new red paint was applied, the floors were redone, and new chrome was added on both ends. For the moment, it’s more than a roller but less than a functional automobile.

From the other five vehicles, photos are only provided for three (maybe they hit craigslist’s pic limit). Of the bunch, the 1968 Buick Skylark Gran Sport might be the most desirable. At one time, it would have had a 400 cubic inch V8 and a 4-speed manual transmission, but neither of them is present now. The body may be okay, but the red paint is quite faded, and the car has likely been living outdoors. The asking price is $2900.

Regarding the rest, you have a 1957 Chevy station wagon (likely a 210) that’s been beefed up with a 454 V8 and a TH-400 automatic. Both are just sitting in the car waiting to be hooked up. The paint looks new, and the asking price is $8,500. Then you have a 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 4-door with a stuck engine for $3,500, plus a 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T (440 V8) for parts only ($2,500), and, finally, a running 1969 Chrysler 300 that should be restorable at $5,900, but are four doors too many?

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  1. Fox owner

    Checked the ad and the only thing in my opinion that’s worth it is the Chrysler 300. It’s the only one that runs and drives. Not wild about failure doors but that fuselage style does a great job of minimizing them. Too far away and I’ll be working on my Mustang this summer.

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    • Fox owner

      How did spell check get failure out of four? God help us all when AI becomes common.

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  2. Bamapoppy

    As I recall Terry McKelvey had a 1967 Fairlane back in my high school days. Sharp car then and now.

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    • T

      I am a Chevy guy really. But my neighbor had one when I was growing up baby blue black vinyl top and the 390 engine in it I’ve always remember that car. If I was to buy afford the 67 Fair Ln. would be the one.

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  3. RMac

    For 9k the red 67 fairlane is certainly nicer than the maroon 67 from NC that Russ reviewed which the buyer wants 12k for !

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  4. Davey Boy

    Had a friend who had a 67 Fairlane when I was younger.(Much younger)Same color as this one. 289 4 speed. Crager’s all around. Real nice car. Also was No. 1 in it’s class at our old 1\4 miler, Rocky Mountain Raceway. Don’t know what he did to it but all these years later I can still feel the vibrations in my chest when he pulled up with that car but it was still tame enough to be driven daily. Also still remember one night specifically when it seemed there were more lights on in our apt. complex than usual and the shine off the chrome and the beautiful red paint stuck in that 15 year old kids mind. It’s been 45 years and I still remember it like it was last night. It made the 67 Fairlane one of my favorite cars by far. Anyone else have a memory like that one? Sure wish my situation were different. I would certainly go for this one. Who knows? We can always hope for a miracle.

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  5. PRA4SNW PRA4SNWMember

    I really do need a Chrysler that is as big as a whale for a trip I’m planning.

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