The fastback look of this 1968 Ford Fairlane 500 gives it a speedy attitude, and the performance-built small block and four-on-the-floor deliver that feeling right to your driver's seat. So dig into the details on a classic coupe with a well-done aggression.
These cars were born for competition. The fastback Fords were the darlings of the 1969 NASCAR season with their wind-cheating and ultra-sleek long styling. And upgrades like the rear spoiler, wide exhaust tips, and American Racing competition-style Torq Thrust wheels really add to this speedy style. Even the hood scoop helps deliver fresh air to the enhanced V8 (more on that in a moment.) The red paint is an upgrade later in life, and so it provides added vividness. And it goes well with the classic elements like the full-length trim and form-fitting chrome bumpers.
The interior has that perfect mix of mean muscle and luxury cruiser. This has plenty of room to carry up to five people in comfort, and there's even an upgraded AM/FM digital tuner w/cassette to keep them happy. But it's also a driver-focused machine. The black vinyl bucket seats are muscle car favorites, and they look clean and complete, right down to the classic insignia trim. This coordinates nicely with the door panels, dash, and carpeting feature red Fairlane stitching in the floor mats. The four round gauge pods have the kind of European feel that's almost like an Italian sports car, and the upgraded wood-rim steering wheel helps with that sporty atmosphere, too. Plus, you know your right hand will love the Hurst reverse lockout shifter.
Under this hood is Ford's hardy 302 cubic-inch V8. This has the tidy look of plenty of investment. It includes upgrades like Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum heads, a Holley dual-feed four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock aluminum intake, and an MSD ignition. Even some of the appearance pieces make this a better motor, like the steel-braided hoses and the tall air topper with K&N filter that reaches into the fresh air hood scoop. Long tube headers add even more power while contributing to the rumble of the dual exhaust. And you're in control of the full power and high-octane soundtrack thanks to the four-speed manual transmission. This feeds a stout Ford 9-inch rear. Plus, traction bars and meaty tires help get the power to the pavement.
This is a cool coupe that was born out of competition, and it keeps a speedy attitude today. So if you love driving your classic, don't let this well-done Ford slip away, call today!