Ranch Wagon Project: 1966 Ford Fairlane Custom

The Ford Fairlane entered the 1960s as the downstream companion to the full-size Galaxie. In 1962, the company moved the nameplate over to a new type of product – a mid-size car positioned between the Galaxie and the newer… more»

David Pearson’s Race Car: 1966 Ford Fairlane

David Pearson was a racing legend in NASCAR. He competed at about the same time as Richard Petty and his stats during that period are only rivaled by “The King.” He was generally a part-time racer and yet won… more»

Retractable Hard Top 1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner

This 1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner features one of the most complex and greatest feats of engineering that was truly pioneering in 1957…A fully retractable hard top. If you’ve never seen one, they are mesmerizing to watch go up and… more»

1-of-72: 1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL

Some classic cars make a stunning first impression but don’t provide the performance to match their good looks. That is hardly the case with this 1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL, with its engine bay containing a factory V8 guaranteed to… more»

Yard Art or Parts Car? 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria

It’s the eternal question faced by car enthusiasts; At what point does a classic reach the stage where it ceases to be a viable project and becomes a candidate to end its days as a parts car? The owner… more»

390 V8 Power: 1967 Ford Fairlane GTA

Ford joined the mid-size muscle car craze in 1966 when it added the Fairlane GT/GTA to the mix (GT = 4-speed, GTA = automatic). With an all-new body featuring stacked headlights that resembled the senior Fords, the GT/GTA wasn’t… more»

Running Project: 1958 Ford Fairlane

Beginning in 1955, the Fairlane became the top-tier car at Ford, taking its name from the Dearborn, Michigan estate of Henry himself. Across seven generations, the Fairlane nameplate was used through 1970. With a redesign in 1957, the autos… more»

Original Paint: 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

Both Ford and Chevrolet rolled out restyled automobiles in 1955 as the competition between the two companies was greater than ever. The Fairlane was the top-line Ford, a counterpoint to Chevy’s Bel Air. And the Fairlane Victoria and Crown… more»

Numbers-Matching 390/4-Speed! 1968 Ford Torino GT

When the Ford Torino was introduced in 1968, its original concept was to be an upscale version of the company’s already successful Fairlane, and consumers seemed to like that idea as over 170,000 of these cars found homes during… more»

Running Project: 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria

With all-new sheet metal in 1955, Ford put up a strong offense against both Chevrolet and Plymouth. The Crown Victoria, as part of the Fairlane series, would be the top-of-the-line car offered by the Ford division. The “Crown Vic”… more»

One-Owner: 1955 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan

The Fairlane was introduced as Ford’s top-line automobile in 1955, replacing the previous Crestline. Its name was derived from Henry Ford’s estate in Dearborn, Michigan. It would remain a part of the Ford portfolio through 1970 although it evolved… more»

Only 54k Miles! 1959 Ford Galaxie 500

To capitalize on the “space race” that was taking hold at the time, car manufacturers started using catchy names like the Galaxie 500, an upper trim add-on to the Fairlane series in 1959. So, for a time, the Fords… more»

Fuel-Injected V8! 1963 Ford Fairlane

After the arrival of most compacts in the late 1950s, a gap emerged between those smaller cars and their full-size brethren. Ford’s response was to create a mid-size automobile in 1962 that was sandwiched between the Falcon and Galaxie … more»

1-of-1: 1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428

In years past, claiming that a classic car was a genuine 1-of-1 was a slippery slope. However, with the advent of services like Marti, documenting these claims has become easier. That brings us to this 1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra…. more»

Working Retractable Top! 1959 Ford Galaxie Skyliner

The 1950s was an era for experimentation by U.S. car manufacturers. A good example would be Ford’s retractable hardtop from 1957-59. It had a complex operation but was dependable despite what pundits may say today. But they didn’t sell… more»

Survivor Driver: 1968 Ford Fairlane 500 Convertible

Here’s a presentable “survivor driver” that could be a fun convertible to just drive around in and enjoy. It’s not perfect by any means, but to be 53 years old, this low-production drop top (only 3,422 were made) appears… more»