Rare 1963 Ford Fairlane 500 Ranch Wagon Ltd 4.3 260 V8 on 2040-cars
Black & Red
/ Red & White
Covington, Georgia, United States
Engine:4.3 260 V8
For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Red & White
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: 4 DOOR
Drive Type: 2 WHEEL
Options: Cassette Player
Sub Model: LTD
Exterior Color: Black & Red
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"PREVIOUSLY HAS BEEN PARTIALLY RESTORED (NOT SURE WHEN).PAINT IS VERY GOOD!OUTER TRIM HAS SOME DINGS. NEEDS SOME INTERIOR RESTORATION,(HEADLINER,DASH,FRONT SEAT). DOESNT HAVE ORIGINAL RADIO, BUT DOES HAVE AN OLDER RADIO THAT WORKS WELL."
THIS IS A RARE 1963 FORD FAIRLANE 500 RANCH WAGON LTD 4.3 260 V8. PREVIOUSLY HAS BEEN PARTIALLY RESTORED (NOT SURE WHEN). ALL ORIGINAL EXCEPT THE PAINT & THE RADIO. NEEDS SOME PARTIAL INTERIOR RESTORATION. THIS CAR RUNS & DRIVES GREAT! PAINT IS VERY GOOD! THIS IS A VERY COOL LOOKING CAR!
There were few changes to the 1963 Ford Fairlane. A new two-door hardtop was added to the lineup, which also included the 4 door sedan and 4-door Ranch Wagon. Minor changes to the chrome gave a hint of distinction over the 1962 models.
The base engine was a six-cylinder, overhead valve unit displacing 170 cubic-inches and offering 101 horsepower. A 221 CID V8 was also available, with 145 horsepower.
Ford produced 44,454 examples of the 4-door sedan, 28,984 of the 2-door sedan, and 24,006 of the Ranch Wagon.
The Fairlane 500 was the top trim level on the Fairlane series. These vehicle were given three chrome window moldings, a chrome horn ring, three chrome exhaust pods near the rear fenders, a stamped aluminum escutcheon panel located between the taillights, and armrests on all doors. Bodystyles included the 2- and 4-door sedan, 2-door hardtop coupe, 2-door sport coupe, Squire and Ranch Wagon. Total production was 246,443 with the 4-door sedan proving to be the most popular, with 103,175 examples produced. Just 7,983 were the 4-door Squire.
By Daniel Vaughan
The name Fairlane came from Henry Ford's Fair Lane mansion location in Dearborn, Michigan. The Ford Fairlane was introduced in 1955 as Ford's full-size model and was available in six different body styles. The vehicle could be assembled as a 2 door club sedan, a 4 door town sedan, a Victoria 2 door hardtop, a Sunliner convertible, a Crown Victoria, or a Crown Victoria with a plastic top.
There were wide assortments of engines to select from. The base 223 cubic-inch, Inline-six cylinder engine produced 120 horsepower. A modified version of the engine produced 137 horsepower. The 272 cubic inch, V8 engine produced 162 horsepower with the modified version producing 182 horsepower.
In 1962, a new, light weight 221 cubic-inch V8 was built using a process called thin-wall casting. The 221 was referred at to as the 'worlds first economy eight'. Later, the engine was increased to 260 cubic inches and then 289 cu in. Half-way through the year, Ford introduced the Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe. The vehicle featured bucket seats and an option for a 260 cubic-inch V8, which was actually a modified version of the light-weight V8. The vehicles could be assembled in either three speed manual or 'Fordomatic Drive' automtaic transmission.
In 1963 another new engine appeared on the scene. This was a 289 cubic-inch engine that produced 270 horsepower in modified form. The exterior received minor improvements. The front grill was new for 1963 which required modifications to the hood, bumper, and fenders. 1963 was the LAST year for the tailfins.
TERMS:IF YOUR NOT SURE ABOUT SOMETHING WITH THIS CAR (PLEASE ASK BEFORE BIDDING)! All Inspections to be made before Auction close. Serious Bidders Only! Your are not bidding on the right to consider the purchase of this Vehicle. I encourage all potential bidders to inspect Vehicles prior to Bidding. Vehicle is sold as is where is with no warranties or guarantees implied. A Non Refundable deposit of $ 1000.00 Via -Wire Transfer, Paypal, or Cash within 1 day of auction closing. Balance due within 3 days. Pick up in 15 days. Buyer is responsible for all shipping cost & arranging shipping or Pick Up of Vehicle. Thank you for your interest and Happy Bidding!!
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