I think everyone goes through a "I want to own a giant, V8-powered RWD American classic" phase. Mine was in high school. For some reason I knew, just knew, I had to have either a Galaxie 500 convertible or a Fairline 500 hardtop coupe with a 390 V8. It didn't happen, but I still pine for those cars.

This particular Fairlane 500 belongs to Jamie Noel's brother, and he was kind enough to pass on this photo he took while hanging out of the passenger-side window.

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