Sleek lines mixed with a blocky stance instantly makes the 1967 Ford Fairlane hardtop one of our favorite muscle machines. And when you add slick paint, modern upgrades, a 450+ horsepower V8 under the hood, and so much more, then this ultra-cool coupe just became an award-worthy restomod.
You instantly know there is something special about this coupe. It has been upgraded for aggression with classic elements like the R-code ram air hood and the modern Centerline 18-inch alloy wheels. And while these announce that there are investments under the skin, there's also a ton to love on the surface, too. The original color of Sauterne Gold has been upgraded for modern times to have a deeper gloss and a terrific clearcoat shine. This paint has been given a terrific canvas that's so straight that the crease in the sheetmetal appears like an unbroken line along the full profile. And because this is still a premium Fairlane at heart, you get the hardtop coupe body with the bright wide bumpers and the shining grille as long as the horizon. This is really the gentleman's hot rod that can pound the strip on Sunday and commute in rush-hour traffic Monday morning.
The Fairlane's upscale mission is particularly evident inside with Ford's amazing Ivy Gold two-tone. You can really tell the originality of this interior, because the detail work like bright trim pieces on the seat and doors are nearly impossible to replace. This is a great space to spend some time with handsome stitching on the bucket seats, a center console, and lots of chrome on the instrument panel. There's plenty of room in the back seat, and the spacious trunk will carry enough luggage to go coast-to-coast. The steering wheel is a beautiful piece of performance art that just begs for a set of vintage driving gloves to be wrapped around its rim. All the best original features are still in place - from the large horizontal speedometer to the AM radio. But the upgrades are also easy to spot. The SW auxiliary gauges and large column-mounted AutoMeter tach are clear indications of something special under the hood.
This is a magazine feature car, and the powerplant is a big reason why. So you might want to grab your sunglasses before checking out the engine bay. We dare you to find another component that can be polished on the V8, but really, you know this one impresses with far more than just its superb shine. You're looking at a 347 stroker motor that was fully built by Patriot Performance. It includes Eagle rods & crank, Howard's roller cam .576/.568, Patriot Performance aluminum heads, Edelbrock Air Gap 7521 intake, Scorpion 1.6 roller rockers, March serpentine pulleys, Northern aluminum radiator, Hooker Competition headers, and Quick Fuel 680 CFM four-barrel carburetor. There's so much more that we'd run out of room listing it all, so call for all the details. But just know that this has been dynoed at 453 horsepower, and the wicked roar of the dual exhaust lets the world know its power superiority. The V8 is mated to a C4 three-speed automatic that has been rebuilt specifically for performance fortification, and it now also includes a 3,000 stall converter. And making sure this hooks up with the ground is Heidts 9-inch limited-slip rear end with 31 spline axles and 3.50:1 gears. Giving you the best control on the road is a Heidts Superide II independent front suspension, Heidts four-link rear, power steering, adjustable shocks all around, and a Wilwood four-wheel disc brake package.
We have plenty of build receipts showing the thousands $$$$$ spend in upgrading this restomod (the rear end was $6,600 alone!) There are also original literature and manuals that come with this sale, too. It all reminds you that this coupe is the perfect mix of vintage and speedy upgrades that is offered today for far less then you could build it on your own. So don't miss this opportunity. Call today!!!