It’s stylish, it’s loud, it’s fast, it’s comfortable and believe it or not, also dead reliable, as Mike Musto points out. What more can you ask from a ‘64 Ford?
The car above is about as close as you can get to a universal 1960s car. It is almost entirely devoid of discerning features, markings, or anything that might stand out. It's about as ordinary a '60s car gets.
The world is mourning Ann B. Davis, the beloved actress who played Alice the housekeeper on "The Brady Bunch." But before Davis fake-cleaned up after a blended family, she filmed an ad for Ford describing the…intimacies of a Fairlane coupe.
Growing up in Texas I'd heard the stories of people overwhelmed by swarms of Africanized killer bees. Dead in seconds. Hundreds of stings. So when I saw the mass of bees on the old Ford Fairlane parked just one hundred feet away at the MSR Houston track in Angleton, Texas my first instinct was to bolt.
Between 1969 and 1981, Ford Motor Argentina produced a local, four-door sedan version of the sixth generation Fairlane. Apparently, four can also mean two and a pickup bed. ¡Yeehaw!
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. There's a real shortage of mint-green Fairlane sedans in this world!
I like to go shoot photographs at self-service junkyards, but the trade-off you get from a rapid turnover of inventory tends to be excessive regimentation of the cars. No trees growing through engine compartments, and so on.
Wanna rebel against tradition? Spit in the eye of convention? Enrage old fogies and confuse the kids? This is how you do it. The Fairlane Afterburner; one of the most original and over-the-top customs we've seen in a while.
What kind of car would a couple of no-nonsense plainclothes Los Angeles cops drive in 1967? Forget those big lumbering full-size sedans! Joe Friday and Bill Gannon insisted on a snappy-looking '67 Fairlane.
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…
Whereas many of the El Camino-ized vehicles we share with you, like the Volvo XC70chero, are unique custom jobs of varying degrees of quality, the Ford Fairmont Durango was actually built in a factory. The history is muddy, but after the demise of the Ranchero, Ford worked with National Coach Products in some capacity…
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…