The Coolest Ford Ever? This 1966 Fairlane 500 R-Code Is A Big Block, Bench Seat, Four Speed Killer

The Coolest Ford Ever? This 1966 Fairlane 500 R-Code Is A Big Block, Bench Seat, Four Speed Killer

When it comes to iconic muscle cars of the 1960s, the factory built drag specials by GM, Mopar, and Ford sit atop the heap both on horsepower and collectibility. Believe it or not, some of these cars have actually be overshadowed as time has gone on. Consider this car below. It is for sale at the princely asking price of $299, 995. How could someone be asking that much money for a 1966 Fairlane 500? This is one of less than 60 specially built factory cars that came equipped with the 425hp dual four barrel medium riser 427 engine. Like their older brethren, the mighty Thunderbolt that was released in 1964, these things were designed to lock horns with their crosstown rivals on the strips of the country. The twist here is that these cars were not just drag strip warriors, they were also designed to hammer it hard on the streets as well.

This car has been restored using lots of factory parts including (according to the seller) the interior. We’re not sure that the engine is original to the car, but it sounds as though it is correct. The block is date coded for a the proper time period and the parts/pieces used on the outside of the thing are also correct and that should not detract at all from the value of the car as best we can tell.

While it is super cool to own a car that everyone knows like the Thunderbolt it may be even cooler to own a rig like this that is just as bad ass but virtually all the way under the proverbial radar. We bet eight guys out of 10 at a car show would not even know what this thing really was…we also bet the guy who buys it won’t be taking it to many car shows.

Check out the photos below and then hit the link for the full eBay ad featuring this car

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eBay ad link: This 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 R-code is absolutely awesome

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15 thoughts on “The Coolest Ford Ever? This 1966 Fairlane 500 R-Code Is A Big Block, Bench Seat, Four Speed Killer

  1. Chevy Hatin' Mad Geordie

    Chevy Hatin’ Mad Geordie has exploded. Please send your condolences to his wife and family and pray that His Lass doesn’t end up finding your lair in the States as she will have your plums on a plate for putting photos like this on line and causing her husband’s death…..

  2. Lee

    The same car – it might even be this car – sold at the 2015 Las Vegas BJ auction for $275,000. So the asking price is not out of line. Would probably close at $290,000. Car has to have iron clad docs though. A sound investment that will only appreciate over time.

    Something unique about this car: It was the first Ford Muscle Car to come standard with Front Disc Brakes which for a drag strip only car is rare because they weigh more than Drum Brakes.

    All 57 came in White.

  3. Happy Motoring

    Man, the 66-67 models had such beautiful lines to it. Just one in a long line of eye-catching cars from Ford.

  4. keezling

    If built for drag strip like the t bolt I’d think it would not have a heater and battery would be trunk mounted?

    1. Lee

      The car was built by Ford to compete in A/Stock which meant the battery had to be under the hood and it had to have a heater along with a full exhaust system though mufflers that were debaffled for this car.

  5. jerry z

    For the money, rather spend it on a T-Bolt or a Galaxie lightweight, even though the 66-67 is a better looking car.

    1. CurtisCraft

      You must be one of those “put some Cragers on it” guys. Leave the thing stock. Too many customized Fairlanes as it is.

  6. Doug Morgan

    Great Article — TRUE STORY in Winnipeg Early seventies , Met a fellow car – street race NUT — he owned this car — the Twin to it in a Convertible , he yanked the intake – went with a single 4 barrel intake and a Monster Holley – I believe it was a 950 3 barrel — was pulling 11’s .. I wonder how many convertibles were built >> in 6 and 7 ??

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