1966 Ford Fairlane
Pictures courtesy of owner Robert
- From the owner: "I bought our `66 Ford
Fairlane 8-passenger wagon on 5/22/95 for $5. That is not a misprint!
I had found it sitting in the parking lot of a school across
the street from the owner's house. He was the second owner
and had owned the car for 15 years (purchased 1980). It
was his wife's car and when she died he had tried to sell it.
It didn't sell and he let the registration lapse. It then
sat in the school's parking lot for the next year. It needed
some work, but I drove it home and put less than $600 into it
before putting it back on the road. It had a sticking lifter,
which is still sticking today. I replaced the motor mounts,
did a brake job, replaced wheel and axle bearings, had the radiator
rebuilt, and had the turnsignal switch replaced ($150!).
The wagon has the original paint, the original interior, and
a 289 v-8 that I believe has never been rebuilt. It is
a very rare wagon. When I purchased it, it had 133,000
original miles on it. It has been our family's main transportation
for the almost three years since. It even made a trip from
Portland, OR to Orem, UT last spring. It is now approaching
150,000 original miles."
1966 Ford Fairlane
Pictures courtesy of owner Bill Silvey Wrightsville
More information from Bill - "Here are some pictures of
my 1966 Ford Fairlane station wagon. I bought it from a little old lady who
lived all her life at the beach (she was the original owner). She paid
$75.00 a month until she paid it off. The total after pay off with interest was
$2700.00. This wagon has a 289 v-8 with a c4 green dot transmission and it runs
This wagon also features what was called the magic doorgate
which refers to the tailgate which will open like a door or a tailgate. This was
the first year any wagon featured this style tailgate.
Dodge did not offer this type until 68' and GM in 69'. This wagon is excellent
for taking everybody surfing (that's me sitting on the tailgate) or pulling the
boat down to the ramp!"
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