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FORD FAIRLANE 500XL 2-DR HARDTOP COUPE 1966

General Information

Category Restored / Daily Driver / Show
Make Ford
Model Fairlane 500XL
Body Style 2-dr Hardtop Coupe
Price $74,000

Engine Specs

Engine & Transmission Specs Ford '385-Series' Big Block
Engine Type 7.5L 460cui V8
Transmission C6 3-spd console-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length 5.01m (16' 5")
Weight 1592kgs (1592lbs)
Fuel Capacity 76 ltrs
Exterior Colour Candy Apple Red
Interior Colour Red
VIN 6K47H197754

Car Description

1966 Ford Fairlane 500XL 2-dr hardtop coupe powered by a 7.5L 460cui V8 Ford ‘385-Series’ big block engine and driven by a C6 3-speed console-shift automatic transmission.

               Originally Factory Big Block 390 
               Gorgeous Candy Apple Red Paint
               Super Crisp Red Bucket Seat Interior
               Factory Floor Shift Console
               Nicely Built 460 Engine 
               Firm Shifting C6 Transmission
               9″ Currie Heavy Duty Differential
               Power Rack & Pinion Steering
               13″ Front Disc Brakes
               Adjustable Coil Over Front Suspension
               17″ Torque Thrust Wheels

This ’66 is one Good Looking Fairlane! The factory 390 GT hoods are cool, but the 427 hood is even better, and with the functional cold air induction system it is awesome, especially when feeding over 70+ cubic inches of motor. With the perfect stance and an option list that just makes you want to drive it, this car fits in the ‘gotta have it’ category.

The Candy Apple Red paint shines beautifully on this XL. Chrome is bright, trim looks good too. The panels are quite straight and really line up well. You have to look hard to find anything wrong on this one. It has been driven and enjoyed so there are some minor stone chips and some minor scratches, but nothing obvious. The body on this Fairlane is quite nice, especially for the breed. The floors are nothing short of amazing.

Inside the interior looks and feels amazing. The factory bucket seats & floor console really separate these 500XL’s from the common bench seat models. The upholstery fits tight and the seat foams feel great. This really is a nice build and the interior really shows that.

Under the hood the original 390 was replaced with a 460 cubic incher. The ‘385-Series’ motors make gobs of low end torque that a 390 could never match. Add in the canted valve cylinder heads that easily best any 390GT head variant. So, more torque & more horsepower. Then add a street friendly performance cam, Weiand Stealth aluminum intake, MSD ignition, deep breathing headers and 3″ exhaust…you have about 475 street friendly horsepower and about 550 foot pounds of torque. The engine revs smooooth and very quickly. The C6 was fitted with what appears to be a 2500rpm stall converter and a mild shift kit. Out back the factory 9″ was replaced with a full Curry heavy duty housing and a 9+ carrier. A new heavy duty driveshaft was fitted as well.

Fairlane suspension was never anything to write home about, so gone are the antiquated control arms which have been replaced with a nice tubular set up complete with a fully adjustable coil over conversion. The car handles much better than it did stock and it drives better on the highway.

Braking has been drastically updated with a set of 13″ front disc brakes borrowed from a Cobra Mustang. With all that extra thrust under the hood its nice to have a capable & reliable system.

Overall a very nice car for the ‘Fast & Loud’ fraternity!!

 

 

Features & Options

  • 7.5L 460cui V8 Ford ‘385-Series’ big block engine
  • C6 3-spd console-shift automatic transmission
  • 4-barrel carburetor
  • Canted valve cylinder heads
  • Performance cam
  • Weiand Stealth aluminium intake
  • MSD ignition
  • 3″ dual exhaust
  • Power rack & pinion steering
  • 13″ front disc brakes
  • 2500rpm stall converter w/ mild shift kit
  • Adjustable coil over front suspension
  • 9″ Currie HD differential
  • Heavy duty driveshaft
  • Factory bucket front seats w/ floor console
  • Tachometer
  • 17″ Torque Thrust wheels
  • Original AM radio
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$74,000 FORD FAIRLANE 500XL 2-DR HARDTOP COUPE 1966

Car Description

1966 Ford Fairlane 500XL 2-dr hardtop coupe powered by a 7.5L 460cui V8 Ford ‘385-Series’ big block engine and driven by a C6 3-speed console-shift automatic transmission.

               Originally Factory Big Block 390 
               Gorgeous Candy Apple Red Paint
               Super Crisp Red Bucket Seat Interior
               Factory Floor Shift Console
               Nicely Built 460 Engine 
               Firm Shifting C6 Transmission
               9″ Currie Heavy Duty Differential
               Power Rack & Pinion Steering
               13″ Front Disc Brakes
               Adjustable Coil Over Front Suspension
               17″ Torque Thrust Wheels

This ’66 is one Good Looking Fairlane! The factory 390 GT hoods are cool, but the 427 hood is even better, and with the functional cold air induction system it is awesome, especially when feeding over 70+ cubic inches of motor. With the perfect stance and an option list that just makes you want to drive it, this car fits in the ‘gotta have it’ category.

The Candy Apple Red paint shines beautifully on this XL. Chrome is bright, trim looks good too. The panels are quite straight and really line up well. You have to look hard to find anything wrong on this one. It has been driven and enjoyed so there are some minor stone chips and some minor scratches, but nothing obvious. The body on this Fairlane is quite nice, especially for the breed. The floors are nothing short of amazing.

Inside the interior looks and feels amazing. The factory bucket seats & floor console really separate these 500XL’s from the common bench seat models. The upholstery fits tight and the seat foams feel great. This really is a nice build and the interior really shows that.

Under the hood the original 390 was replaced with a 460 cubic incher. The ‘385-Series’ motors make gobs of low end torque that a 390 could never match. Add in the canted valve cylinder heads that easily best any 390GT head variant. So, more torque & more horsepower. Then add a street friendly performance cam, Weiand Stealth aluminum intake, MSD ignition, deep breathing headers and 3″ exhaust…you have about 475 street friendly horsepower and about 550 foot pounds of torque. The engine revs smooooth and very quickly. The C6 was fitted with what appears to be a 2500rpm stall converter and a mild shift kit. Out back the factory 9″ was replaced with a full Curry heavy duty housing and a 9+ carrier. A new heavy duty driveshaft was fitted as well.

Fairlane suspension was never anything to write home about, so gone are the antiquated control arms which have been replaced with a nice tubular set up complete with a fully adjustable coil over conversion. The car handles much better than it did stock and it drives better on the highway.

Braking has been drastically updated with a set of 13″ front disc brakes borrowed from a Cobra Mustang. With all that extra thrust under the hood its nice to have a capable & reliable system.

Overall a very nice car for the ‘Fast & Loud’ fraternity!!

 

 

Features & Options

  • 7.5L 460cui V8 Ford ‘385-Series’ big block engine
  • C6 3-spd console-shift automatic transmission
  • 4-barrel carburetor
  • Canted valve cylinder heads
  • Performance cam
  • Weiand Stealth aluminium intake
  • MSD ignition
  • 3″ dual exhaust
  • Power rack & pinion steering
  • 13″ front disc brakes
  • 2500rpm stall converter w/ mild shift kit
  • Adjustable coil over front suspension
  • 9″ Currie HD differential
  • Heavy duty driveshaft
  • Factory bucket front seats w/ floor console
  • Tachometer
  • 17″ Torque Thrust wheels
  • Original AM radio

General Information

Category: Restored / Daily Driver / Show
Make: Ford
Model: Fairlane 500XL
Body Style: 2-dr Hardtop Coupe
Price: $74,000

Engine & Transmission Specs

Engine: Ford '385-Series' Big Block
Engine Type: 7.5L 460cui V8
Transmission: C6 3-spd console-shift automatic

Additional Information

Length: 5.01m (16' 5")
Weight: 1592kgs (1592lbs)
Fuel Capacity: 76 ltrs
Exterior Colour: Candy Apple Red
Interior Colour: Red
VIN: 6K47H197754
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