Holman and Moody 1967 Ford Fairlane NASCAR Tribute

Finding a vintage race car in a barn or farmers field is something most of us dream about. But what if you can’t find the right project or can’t afford a real-deal race car? Well, you can do what the owner of this 1967 Ford Fairlane did…they built their own. At first glance, this looks like a real vintage race car but it is hiding something underneath. Yep, this car is wrapped to look like an old race car! It can be¬†found here on Hemmings.com with an asking price of nearly $60,000! It’s amazing how wraps have evolved over the years. They are now highly detailed and can be designed to look pretty much any way you can imagine. Let us take a closer look at this awesome car!

Here is a great shot of the car that inspired this build. Back when stock cars were “stock” cars and what won on Sunday sold on Monday. As you can see, the race version featured a 396 and the car had nine poles and two wins. The replica racer features a new 427 topped with dual quads. The block, heads, and radiator are aluminum. The transmission is a big-block “top loader” 4-speed and the entire package is said to have cost around $30,000. Unfortunately and inexplicably, there is no photo of the engine in the ad.

I guess you’d call the interior stock/modified? It is certainly set up for racing with toggle switches and gauges but isn’t so over-the-top that it couldn’t be enjoyed on the street. Unfortunately, there are only two photos of the interior in the ad, so you can’t really tell the quality of work that has been done.

While some people scoff at “fauxtina” or fake patina, wraps like this can be a great compromise. They give you the look of an as-found car, but you don’t have nearly the cost of doing a paint job like this by hand. Before the car was wrapped, it was painted a great vintage Ford color called Wimbledon White. This is another advantage of a wrap…Don’t like it, take it off. Want to change the look, change it. Overall, this looks like a really fun car to own. I’m not sure the seller will get their asking price, but we’ll see. What do you think about this one?

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  1. TimM

    I personally have never been one for tribute cars and in my opinion the fact that the car is wrapped and can easily be taken off is a plus!! It would be enough for me to have the car in white with the 427 and the 4 speed!!!

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    • jerry z

      Agree but at $60K, I’ll just pass on the car.

      Like 7
  2. michael streuly

    There is no way that car is worth 60k.
    If it was real it might be worth 60k.
    It is a fake racecar. Nothing to see here move along.

    Like 9
  3. Troy s

    Man, there are lots of interesting FoMoCo’s coming through here lately! Even if it is a phony, it brings a lot to the imagination, memories for those old enough to remember the glory days. That’s what the seller’s banking on too.
    60 grand for a white Fairlane that has a killer powertrain in it now, and a cool gum wrapper! The interior really is spot on no matter what you do with the outside.
    To be technical a lighter weight car had to sacrifice cubic inches, at least that year, could have something to do with wheel base, but even King Richard’s smokin hot Plymouth had a destroked hemi in it.,404 I think. Not a 390 with overbore pistons but a destroked 427 to 396, in the old picture. Very cool car.

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  4. Howard A Member

    Well, it was a great time in racing history, when stock cars really were modified stock renditions of what you could buy at the dealer. Complete with vent windows, door handles, and I think it was Dick Trickle that had a cigarette lighter in his car. Lot of great drivers drove ’67 “Fair-a-lanes”. Mario Andretti, AJ Foyt, Parnelli Jones, David Person. I think there was a kerfuffle with NASCAR and Ford about the 427, and was not allowed to run. Racing today has become incredibly boring, like you’re almost waiting for a crash, in cars that have little, if any resemblance to what you’d buy today, but it’s still “good ol’ boy” racing, and that’s still cool. Whether I’d want to drive around in a replica stock car is unclear, it’s not for everyone. I think the seller is in their own world here.

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    • RayT Member

      If it were real, I’d like it. I can still remember the good ol’ boys trying to get these beasts around Riverside Raceway back in the day. After watching sports cars there, it was a fascinating — and sometimes a little bit frightening — spectacle. The only one who seemed to have it all figured out was Dan Gurney, but he had every car and every track “figured out.” The rest seemed more than a little crazy to me. Especially Curtis Turner, but that’s another story.

      Don’t know whether I’d prefer the Fairlane to Smokey Yunick’s “9/10 scale” Chevelle, though. That’d be close….

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      • Troy s

        In a race Smokeys mystery Chevelle would leave it like it had square tires.,, if only for a few laps.

  5. angliagt angliagt Member

    I’d think it would be worth more in stock condition.
    With the headlights & taillights covered up,just how could you
    legally drive this on the street.And you couldn’t race it as-is,so
    just what would you do with it?
    Curtis Turner lived not too far from here (Roanoke,VA),
    & the stories of him make entertaining reading.

    Like 2
  6. agerns Member

    I really appreciate the work done on this car, replica or not. It’s a tribute to a great era in American racing. If it were me, I’d love to take this car a few laps at Pocono Raceway on one of their race experience days, not to mention just driving around on local car nights

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  7. Hemidavey

    Cool car, perfect paint on the wheels looks out of place with patina on body. I like car a lot, priced well too. Its really expensive to build a car these days, he probably has 20K in the engine alone! 20k in body and paint and 20k for the rest, its a bargain if you love this body style.
    Building cars is my profession, would cost 80K plus if you brought us a clean shell to start with. I’d guess they spent close to 35K on parts. I know lots of guys will balk at the numbers but its reality, not numbers derived from “bench racing”

    Like 2
  8. Gaspumpchas

    I dont get the patina thing, but hear me out. I understand the message that the builder is trying to convey- Found in a farmers field, bla bla. Why wouldnt the builder do a wrap in a car that looks like new or restored? Whats your take?
    Good luck and stay safe.
    Cheers
    GPC

  9. robt

    Wrap doesn’t work for me. But a nascar stacked headlight fairlane sure does. I had a 66 fairlane for about 30 years and a nascar theme was always where my head was at for it. Picture Mario’s ride. Lowered with the fat tires tires front and rear, four spd … Unfortunately never had the pockets or the garage to really get it done as envisioned. I did drive the wheels off that thing on the streets and highways every chance I got.
    Probably did cost $60 g’s to build but wouldn’t say it was worth that. You never get your money out of a personal build.

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