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1966 Ford Fairlane GTA S Code

Posted Mar 31, 2024 | Hits
Make: Ford
Model: Fairlane
Country: USA
Region: MA
City: Newton
Zip: 02459
Body Style: Coupe
Year: 1966
Mileage: 5000 Miles
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: Brown
Engine: S Code
Condition: Used
1966 Ford Fairlane GTA. This is a true S-code big block Automatic that has just undergone a complete and meticulous nut and bolt restoration. Every component rebuilt, replaced or restored. Only the best parts and materials used with no expense saved. This car has 5000 miles since restoration completed and is as close to a brand new 1966 car as you will find.

This restoration began with a super solid original car that was accident free and had been in storage for over 30 years. It was completely stripped to the shell and soda blasted to bare steel. Minor rust was cut out and replaced in order to retain original panels and countless hours of massaging to get the body ready for a slightly different version of the original ember glow paint. The base coat was then followed by 4 coats of clear coat and another 100 hrs of wet sanding and polishing. The paint is nearly flawless and stunning. Underneath and under hood of the car is also very nice and clean, and received many hours of attention with multiple coats of sealer and correct black paint. The trunk was also given hours of attention and finished in base/clear coat. All bumpers, light bezels and any aluminum trim including the grille have now been chrome plated along with the tail panel. All stainless trim has been polished, even the wiper arms. All light lenses have been restored or replaced, every light bulb in the car is brand new. As you can see it looks gorgeous.

The interior is just as nice and better than new. It was completely replaced and restored from headliner to carpet in the original Parchment and Black. Dash pad was restored, ALL weatherstripping and rubbers are new, all interior chrome (every knob and handle even the coat hooks) have been re-plated, all seat covers and door panels are new, instrument cluster, radio and clock rebuilt, all wiring gone through and restored, all internal door mechanisms restored. Everything works perfectly and looks better than original. Right down to the cigar lighter. All glass is original except for a brand new windshield. The interior is breath taking.

The original 390 unfortunately had a hole through the side of the block.( that's why the car sat forever) and the transmission then got sold at some point back in the day. So wanting to do a period correct upgrade I located a nice running original standard bore 460 and matching C6 from a 1968 Lincoln Mark 3. (365 hp 500 ft/lbs torque) The 460 was then torn down, machined, balanced and blue printed and assembled with brand new HP components. The matching C6 and torque converter were also completely rebuilt with all heavy duty components and a mild shift kit to handle the extra power. After rebuilding, restoring, re-plating and repainting every nut and bolt this power train was then professionally installed with the correct Crites mounting kit. The drive shaft is custom built 3.5" diameter heavy duty unit keeping the extra torque in mind. The original 9" rear end with 3.25 gears was upgraded with all new bearings and a forged posi unit. The exhaust system consists of crites long tube headers coated in black with a beautiful Flowmaster header back system with stainless tips designed for the Fairlane. I wanted the power train to appear as a stock 390 unless you know what your looking at. This car is the ultimate sleeper, super smooth, super fast and super quiet.

The chassis was also completely rebuilt. Starting with all new bushings, shocks, springs restored, steering box rebuilt, new steering cylinder and valve, new linkage, brakes upgraded with era correct dual master cylinder and front disk brakes. Original 10" rear brakes completely restored with all new brake lines and hoses front to back. This car was originally power steering and power brakes and still is. Rims are original style to the car are brand new reproduction 15x7 stamped styled steel wheels wrapped in brand new BFG radial TA's.

Now this is a true S-code car, the vin on the door tag, rad cradle and both front inner fenders match. The car is done back to correct colors as per the door tag. Marti report is on order and will be included with the car. I have all the original manuals and a few original receipts for work done on the car back in the early 70s. I even have the letter from Ford congratulating the new owner. I attempted to remain as true to the car as possible during this restoration. Other than a few period correct upgrades and some modern tires and exhaust I feel it is a very tasteful and drivable restoration This is truly a brand new car and drives better than when it came off the factory floor.

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