1967 Ford Fairlane 500: The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Cruiser Hits The Auction Block

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1967 Ford Fairlane 500 The Ultimate St. Patrick's Day Cruiser Hits The Auction Block
1967 Ford Fairlane 500 The Ultimate St. Patrick's Day Cruiser Hits The Auction Block

The latest selection on Bring a Trailer’s auction block is a 1967 Ford Fairlane 500, dubbed today’s St. Patrick’s Day sleeper. With its verdant hue and potent V-8 engine, it’s the perfect chariot for spirited celebrations.

This Fairlane boasts a rare W-code 427-cubic-inch V-8 and is purportedly the sole example ordered in 1967 with the even rarer drag pack option, delivering a robust 410 horsepower.

It’s the ideal ride for catching those elusive leprechauns before they make off with your Lucky Charms. This unique Fairlane offers a blend of power and nostalgia, making it an irresistible choice for cruising the Boston Parade or laying down green-smoke burnouts that could be seen in Dublin.

A mere 11 W-code Fairlanes were produced in 1967, making this specimen as elusive as a four-leaf clover.

The Interior, Steering, And Dashboard Of The 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 (Credits Bring A Trailer)
The Interior, Steering, And Dashboard Of The 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 (Credits: Bring A Trailer)

Paired with a four-speed manual transmission, this car exudes performance, capable of outpacing Mustangs of its era with ease. Originally ordered as an R-code car for drag racing, this Fairlane was later equipped with the drag pack, shedding weight by eliminating the radio and sound-deadening materials.

Owned by Dave Van Luke of Michigan, it enjoyed a successful drag racing career, clinching back-to-back NHRA Super Stock/B championships in 1970 and 1971. Following a restoration in the 1990s, which returned the car to factory specifications, it retains its iconic 427 side badges and thunderous exhaust note.

With its rich history and exceptional rarity, this Ford Fairlane is sure to command attention. The auction, ending on March 20, presents a rare opportunity to acquire a piece of automotive history steeped in St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

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By Sajda

Sajda is a car enthusiast, however, she is more focused on motorbikes.

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