Factory Z-Code Wagon: 1966 Ford Fairlane Squire

I can’t seem to get enough of these old station wagons. A few days earlier I wrote about a similar color and patina Dodge Crestwood, but this Fairlane Squire wagon is a nice looking wagon with air conditioning and a Z-code 390 V8! With 3 days remaining, bidding has reached $8,400. Check it out here on ebay out of Seattle, Washington.

Packing a 315 horsepower Z-code 390 V8 with an automatic transmission and air conditioning, this is one sweet wagon. The engine is very clean, and the engine bay itself is tidy as well. Described as a smooth runner with no issues, this wagon is ready to drive. The seller has performed a great deal of maintenance on this wagon since he tool on ownership. Although equipped with A/C the system is not currently operational, though it would certainly be a worthwhile convenience to fix.

Although the exterior is a bit weathered, the interior of this Ford is very excellent! The only real issue I see is the carpet is faded, and worn on the driver side. Beyond that the interior is in great survivor condition that looks to need nothing.

Straight with a fair amount of patina, this wagon has a charming look. There is some surface rust to contend with, but overall the body seems quite solid. Most of the surface rust on the hood and driver front fender. There is also some surface rust around the drip rail on the passenger side of this wagon. Overall the quarters and rockers look great as there appears to be no serious rust or rot in this old Ford. The wood applique is a bit weathered, but is still there. The chrome and trim look excellent, and really this wagon would be a fun driving project with a great hauling capacity for family, friends, and just about anything else you can think of. Are you a fan of these big engine station wagons?

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  1. Scot Douglas

    I’d buy it and drive the heck out of it while I restomodded the chassis & drivetrain to have an overdrive and better handling. Somebody looks like they’ve already put a dual-circuit MC in. :)

  2. 68 custom

    looks to be in nice shape, and I bet its peppy with the FE-390 in a Fairlane! needs dual exhaust and some kinda factory Ford mag style wheel to be complete! and I don’t even like Fords

  3. glen

    Dad had a ’66. It had an 8 in it, but he doesn’t remember the displacement (he’s almost 93). It had rust problems, but that was in Toronto, where a lot of salt is used, so I guess we have to take the rust problem with a grain of salt!

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  4. Rspcharger Rspcharger

    I’d be all over this (i’m in Seattle), but the seller has gone and done all the work that I so dearly love to do.

    • Marshall

      So would I if I were looking for a car like this. (also from Seattle area)

  5. bowtiecarguy

    Similar to Tom Cotter’s new ride. His is a 1 of 1 with factory 4 speed and a 428.
    Shown at the beginning of this episode.


  6. FarmerBoy

    Mother taught me to drive in her 1965 Mercury Colony Park wagon – black with fake wood sides and a nice tan interior.

    First you need to know that back in the 60’s the local county sheriff’s office used full size wagons as ambulances. This was before the days of special purpose ambulances and EMTs. Needless to say those wagons were cop cars with all the cop parts (think Blues Brothers).

    The story my father told was this:

    Supposedly this wagon was ordered for the local county sheriff office, but somebody made a mistake and checked some boxes that included all the deluxe options (power everything, trim and hvac) along with all the cop car options. No clue what motor it had, but the gas gauge would race the speedometer and often win. It handled beautifully and stopped on a dime. And was perfect for taking a bunch of us to the drive-in on buck night. Also would lay a patch a mile long at any stop light.

    Of course knowing my father and the fact that the local Lincoln Mercury dealer was a golfing buddy of his it is always possible that they ordered this special and stuck my mother with driving this beast daily :)

  7. Rustytech Member

    I like it, but the price has gone too high for me.

  8. dan salisbury

    when did rust become the new “patina”.

    • Dan

      About the same time that a decent paint job became more expensive than the car you are painting.

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