Basic models featured the CID V8 and three-speed manual transmission as standard. Styling-wise, in , a new grille and headlight bezels were introduced, the tail fins were dropped, some chrome decorating on the side was changed, and the shape of the trunk lid changed. Wheel track varied from Over time, the name referred to a number of different cars in different classes; the Fairlane was initially a full-sized car, but became a mid-sized car from the model year. Fellow researchers, as a scholar, historian and professor emeritus at Austin College, I have taught and written about Texas history for more than four decades.

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Ford Fairlane (Americas)

For the model year the Fairlane name replaced the Crestline as Ford’s premier full-sized offering. Citing and Ek-500s Basic information for referencing this web page.

This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat The V8 was dropped afterleaving the six as the base engine and the as the base V8. For the first time, the lower-level Custom line had a shorter wheelbase than the Fairlane.

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The “Swing-Away” steering wheel became an option in Ford manufactured the Torino in Venezuela marketed as the Fairlane and Fairlane Retrieved 29 March Fora new style gave a longer, wider, lower, and sleeker look with low tailfins.


Ford saw the problem and ek-50s0s two pillarless hardtop coupes forin Fairlane and Sports Coupe trim. All featured the trademark stainless-steel “Fairlane stripe” on the side. The XL, GT, and GTA packages were introduced, as well as a convertible to join the ek-500s range of sedans, hardtops, and station wagons.

ek-500sss It is intended to replace the people-mover capability of the Ford Freestar minivan. It was marketed to compete against the Chevrolet Nomad. A production version of the Fairlane concept, now called the Ford Flexdebuted at the New York Auto Show, and entered production for the model year in summer Basic information for referencing this web page.

Forthe Falcon and Fairlane names were dropped, as all of the intermediate models took the Torino name. These cars were identical to the U. For and later Sports Coupe models, the center console, which had come from the Falcon parts bin forwas changed to be similar to that of the Galaxie. This special model, of which to total were made sources disagree[ who? This newspaper is part of the collection entitled: A one-year only two-door station wagon, the Ek-500zs Parklanefeatured Fairlane-level trim.

Front-end styling for the models mimicked the big Galaxie models, but the rear end retained the small tailfins and “pieplate” tail lamp styling cues. In doing this work, I’ve relied extensively on primary source materials to help illustrate and bring the rich history of our state alive.


The new proportions and modern styling were a hit with customers to the extent that the Ford outsold Chevrolet in for the first time since The Fairlane was initially offered only in two-door or four-door sedan body styles. Retrieved August 2, This issue can be searched. Fellow researchers, as a scholar, historian and professor emeritus at Austin College, I have taught and written about Texas history for more than four decades. Show all pages in this issue. The Fairlanes also included a number of federal government-mandated safety features, including a new energy-absorbing steering column with a large padded steering wheel hub, soft interior trim, four-way hazard flashers, a dual-chamber braking system, and shoulder belt anchors.

Ford Fairlane (Americas) – Wikipedia

Two different two-door coupe models were offered. However, the s were slower than the s, and race teams were forced to run the older models. F Super Chief Atlas.

The Fairlane Squire wagon was dropped, but the standard station wagon was continued. The Falcon Ranchero and Falcon station dk-500ss were, between andidentical under the skin to the Fairlane versions of the same model.