1963 Ford Fairlane
Coupe Car for sale by Harwood Motors in Macedonia, Ohio 44056
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Classic Car Overview
Super clean, solid car. Fresh paint and interior, new 302 crate motor, new exhaust, new shocks, new driveshaft, upgraded transmission, new wheels and tires, and more! Runs and drives beautifully. A nice Ford that’s not a Mustang!
The color is called Champagne, which was code I in 1963 and it appears that this is the car’s original color. It’s not gold, it’s not silver, and there might be a hint of green to it, and we find that the combination quite appealing on the grown-up looking Fairlane. Fit and finish are quite good throughout, with a nice paint job that was color-sanded to shine brightly and good attention to detail so there are no masking marks or overspray where they don’t belong. It looks like the trim was removed for the repaint, so details are crisp, including the FORD block letters on the hood, and someone spent plenty of time buffing all that stainless trim on the sides. And, of course, you get Ford’s awesome jet-inspired taillights that are so much cooler than the Mustang’s.
The interior has been completely restored using fresh materials that replicate the original patterns but use a bright two-tone combination that echoes the exterior of the car. The softer touch makes it bright and airy inside and the dark carpets suggest an artist’s touch—it’s extremely well done. The steering wheel and dash were painted to match the bodywork and the original gauges are in very good condition and fully operational, with auxiliary Auto Meter dials for oil pressure and coolant temperature underneath. A block-off plate lives where the original AM radio might have been installed, but someone has thoughtfully added an Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo head unit under the dash powering speakers on the rear package shelf. There’s plenty of room in the back seat for full-sized adults, so you can use this Fairlane as a real car with your friends, and the gigantic trunk is finished with a correct mat set and a full-sized spare.
The fifth digit of the VIN is an “F” which means there was a 260 cubic inch V8 under the hood originally. Today, it’s a fresh 302 cubic inch crate motor from Summit Racing, which slots in there neatly because they’re externally identical. It is upgraded with a Holley 4-barrel carburetor and HEI style electronic ignition system, so it runs superbly. It’s torquey but impeccably smooth and doesn’t ask for anything but regular gas to have some fun. It’s neatly detailed with lots of new components, including a giant aluminum radiator with electric fan, new alternator in place of the original generator, and some chrome dress-up to make it shine. Much of the wiring is new, too, and you can see by looking at the inner fenders that this car never had to suffer through harsh northern winters. It starts easily, idles well, and just goes about its business without a lot of fuss.
Underneath, you can see that this car is wearing its original floors with no patches or other signs of distress. Even the rockers still show factory spot welds—nice! The transmission appears to be a C4 3-speed automatic, a nice upgrade from the original Ford-O-Matic 2-speed, and there are easy-cruising 3.50 gears out back that make it feel quick around town but cruise at 70 MPH on the highway. It is outfitted with new shocks for an appropriate big car ride and there are recent service items like new U-joints in a fresh driveshaft, a brand-new exhaust system, and a new gas tank hanging out back. It rides and handles beautifully. Those wheels are from a late-model Ford Crown Victoria and they look surprisingly right on the vintage Fairlane, and they’re equipped with a fresh set of 205/70/15 whitewall radials. Or, if you’re a bit of a traditionalist, this car is available with a set of 14-inch Cragar Keystone mag wheels with Goodyear white-letter tires (contact us for details).
We’re fans of the unusual, and this Fairlane 500 hits just the right spot: unusual enough to stand out but not so strange that people will scratch their heads when they see it. It’s beautifully finished, great to drive, and ready to enjoy, all at a price that would buy you a garden-variety Mustang coupe in equivalent condition. If you like standing out without the need to make a lot of noise about it, this lovely Fairlane is the right choice. Call today!
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Classic Car ID101250402
CategoryMuscle & Pony Cars
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