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Old 04-02-2007, 06:12 PM   #1
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No, we're not talking ales, pilsners or wine here. We're talking good ol' bare bones, simple mechanics. We're talking an engine compartment you can literally sit in and not get stuck. We're talking cavernous interiors, and steel dashes.

A good older friend of mine (and my landlord, incidentally) has this car that he'* thinking about selling. The only two things on this car that is not completely original is the true dual exhaust he put on about 20 years ago, and the cloth he put on the vinyl seats. The vinyl is still original. The engine is the original 292 V8. I forget the year, early 60'* Ford Fairlane 500. Here'* some pics of the beast that could use a little cleaning up:




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My son checking out the sound of the dual exhaust




Interior Pics. The only thing not original is the cloth. Vinyl is orginal:





Original 292ci V8:







I'm seriously thinking about buying it when I get back on my feet. Although he'* wanting to sell it for more, he offered to sell it to me for only $3,000.

Ahhh, the things I could do to that engine, and wheels.... Keep the originals, of course. Throw a supercharger on that engine after a bit of engine work... Talk about your true sleeper...
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Cool find and nice pics
Looks kinda like Brad Hamiltons 'Cruising Vessel' from Fast times at Ridgemont high
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We used to have a Fairlane. It was probably a late 60'*, not as old as that one. I hardly remember it I was so young.
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TrueWildMan, that would be a 1960 Ford Fairlane 500


she looks to be in fantastic original shape.
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So big and so simple, great cars to work on and make new.
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Cool find and nice pics
Looks kinda like Brad Hamiltons 'Cruising Vessel' from Fast times at Ridgemont high
1960 Buick LeSabre
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OMG......FINS
Love the ignition on the left side too.
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OMG......FINS
Love the ignition on the left side too.
Left-handed, are ya? :P
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Yaaaa now there is a car!
I'd love too own something like that
or a 1959 Chevrolet Impala 2 Door Hard top!
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Not quite my kind of car, but still cool. It would be awesome to own a car that is all original and hasn't been touched but is still in great shape.
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