Beautiful 1964 Ford Fairlane sells for $700,000 to benefit charity

The star of this weekend's Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas was this 1964 Ford Fairlane K-code which sold for an amazing $700,000 with all proceeds going to charity. This very red Fairlane was originally constructed by Rousch Industries as a promotional vehicle for the auction company. Last night it was auctioned… » 9/25/11 5:00pm 9/25/11 5:00pm

Get struck by the 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

There is little besides a modified hood and missing high beams to indicate what is hiding beneath the fairly docile exterior of this 1964 Ford Fairlane. While it may look like an ordinary midsized passenger car, this particular Fairlane is one of the 100 427 equipped track beasts built by Ford in 1964. It's called the… » 5/07/11 11:00am 5/07/11 11:00am

Ten Greatest American Police Patrol Cars

We're celebrating Independence Day with a week-long automotive Amerigasm heading down two diametrically opposite roads. The first, started yesterday, is a salute to the best car commercials — a celebration of the conspicuous over-consumption that made this nation great. The second road is one we'll be traveling at… » 7/01/08 12:30pm 7/01/08 12:30pm

Three Photographers, Seven Fords, One Mile-High City

So the DOTS Bonus Edition photos keep rolling in from every direction- and I'm doing my best to post them all- but the stockpile of car photos from Denver has reached absurd proportions. First there was Kitt on the south side, then EJacobs started shooting interesting old cars in the northwestern part of town; by this… » 6/13/08 2:00pm 6/13/08 2:00pm

Groovy Aussie Falcons And Fairlanes Must Go Go GO!

Apparently the wholesome singing-and-dancing advertisements Ford used for the '69 American models were so good that they recycled the same concept for their Australian ads the following year. The Aussie musicians and dancers are at least twice as hip as their American counterparts, but that's not saying much; Geetz… » 4/15/08 11:20am 4/15/08 11:20am

1966 Fairlane Wagon Appears To Have Driven To Junkyard Under Its Own…

Sometimes you'll find a fairly complete old car sitting in the wrecking yard, but I've never seen anything like this '66 Fairlane wagon before. It's a bit rough (and that '56 Chevy hood ornament being used to prop up the bug deflector looks funky indeed), but not a single part has been removed. The keys were still in… » 4/10/08 2:00pm 4/10/08 2:00pm

March Madness Narrowed To Sweet 16, Round 2 Of Voting Today

Well here we are, Round 2 of Jalopnik-style madness. After the first round of voting, we've eliminated half of the 32-car field. And there sure were some upsets; Parnelli Jones' Big Oly Bronco losing to some white Italian car being perhaps the most shocking. We even had a last minute buzzer-beater, with "Billy" beating… » 3/28/08 1:00pm 3/28/08 1:00pm

March Madness Begins, First Round Of Voting

Yesterday, we gave you the brackets. Today, the voting begins and Jalopnik-style March Madness ensues. If you haven't finalized your own bracket for the office pool just yet, hurry up! The field of 32 cars from the original 1974 film Gone In 60 Seconds is about to get narrowed down by your votes. At the end this round, … » 3/27/08 1:00pm 3/27/08 1:00pm

Orange County Fairlane, Now With Added '65 LTD!

Many of you have been kind enough to send DOTS Bonus Edition photos my way, and you're all very good about not raking me over the coals for taking so damn long to get to some of them. Reader Vance, who dwells behind the Orange Curtain, shot this very clean 1955 Ford Fairlane on the streets of Tustin back in October.… » 3/06/08 2:45pm 3/06/08 2:45pm

It Can Roar As Well As Whisper: 1969 Ford Torino!

So Ford grabbed the same incredibly wholesome dancers they used to sell the '69 Mustangs when it came time to try to move some '69 Torinos off the showroom floors. Compare the nauseating perkiness of this ad to the worldly white-collar hoon in the '68 Torino ad. But look at all the engine choices you got! Make ours a… » 2/19/08 11:00am 2/19/08 11:00am

Neither Sleet, Nor Snow, Nor Gloom of Night Shall Stay This Fairlane…

Most of the time, when we see a listing for a used car for sale and we can't make out anything useful in the photographs, we get pissed off. After all, how hard can it be to de-schmutz-ify the camera lens and knock back enough peach schnapps to banish the shaky-handed DTs for time sufficient to take a somewhat… » 1/09/08 10:00am 1/09/08 10:00am

Jalopnik Reader Catches Ford Flex In Porn Valley

Reason number 432 why we love our readers. From chevshev, "Saw this baby on Laurel Canyon, just north of Ventura Blvd. Michigan plates. I've been refreshing your page thrice a day for the last two years — hoping I'd have something to contribute one day. This is no show stopper, but I was excited nonetheless. Enjoy." Ooh, … » 9/12/07 4:00pm 9/12/07 4:00pm