1966 S-code 390 GT Fairlane Convertible
VERY RARE , show quality car with a concours award from the Fairlane Nationals. Ultimate cruiser, smooth as silk and very fast. Stunning original body including super clean undercarriage.
Loaded with options:
– GT performance option package
– Air Conditioning
– Power Steering
– Power DISC brakes
– Power Top
– Bucket Seats / console
– Trunk release
– Style Steel Wheels / Redline RADIALS
– Hidden updated radio
– Hidden Kill Switch
Price: $58,000 (More details below photos)
1966 S-code 390 GT Fairlane Convertible
The car has an impressive AWARDS history having won dozens of first place trophies from various shows the most notable being the;
- Concours Award at the “FAIRLANE NATIONALS” (Fairlane Club of America)
- Best Restored Ford ASCA event (American Show Car Assocation)
- Field Directors Pick at the NSRA Nationals (National Street Rod Association)
If you are considering purchasing an “investment grade” big block muscle car convertible, this one deserves serious consideration. It is without a doubt a super nice show quality driver and it has the awards to prove it. While it is outstanding in every category, I would have to say that like any car that has not had a recent $100k rotisserie restoration, it is less than perfect when “perfection is the measurement”. Naturally it is not priced as perfect either.
Regardless of the price, a car like this has to EXIST first before you can buy it. I have only seen one comparable (in terms of condition) come on the market in the last 10 years and it sold for $62,700 and it did NOT have Air Conditioning or Disc Brakes and it was Yellow, not the ultra desirable factory Raven Black and red combination like this one – SEE next to LAST photo.
The former owner of the last of 14 years represented that this car originally came from California and gave me one of the original CA BLACK PLATES along with some of the more notable awards, a repair manual and a car cover – all of which come with the car. The mileage on the odometer shows a very low 46,000 miles and per the former owner, believed to be original. I am in no position to make a claim either way about miles, and I am required by Texas Law to sell any vehicle over 25 years of age as miles exempt.
CONDITION & PERFORMANCE
Simply put, it is SILKY SMOOTH & has great TORQUE.
Please take time to watch the TEST DRIVE VIDEO above.
It looks excellent, runs excellent and drives excellent. I noted no issues in my test drive. This rare GTA 390 convertible can be driven with confidence and I would say with great pleasure. I found it to not only be a joy to drive, but very impressive in the “fun” category. It has no problem accelerating like a proper “big block” muscle car of the era while at the same time delivering a very civilized grand touring experience.
The top down driving is especially satisfying and creates a one car “car show” wherever it goes. Even when among dozens of other show cars, it garners far more than its fair share of attention.
It is substantially original from all the major driveline components to the factory color scheme and the rare options. All the VIN#’s stampings and tags are in place. Perhaps most important of all, it is a “high integrity” car top to bottom. It is believed to be a 100% “original body” to include the floors, which are super clean, as is the trunk pan (note above photos of the undercarriage and trunk pan). In my inspection I found no apparent evidence of body rot repair or collision repair anywhere on the car.
In my test drive I found it to be an impressive driving car that was fully functioning and ready for immediate enjoyment with the only exception being the AC which currently has an electrical short between the dash switch and the compressor. At my buy-it-now price, this will be fixed PRIOR to shipping.
Rare CAR / highly OPTIONED / stunning appearance
This is a rare car, and one that most people have never even seen. It was rare in 1966 so you can only imagine how rare it is 50 plus years later. Ford only made just over 4,000 of these cars. They were rare in 1966 and are ultra rare in this color combo, in this condition, with these options and still running with its ORIGINAL ENGINE. This car has its original date code correct engine and this engine is as strong as is was the day it was new.
My guess is very few, if any, better ones exist. No matter where you go you are almost guaranteed to be the ONLY one just like it.
OPTIONS / it is loaded :
- Power Top
- Power Steering
- Power DISC Brakes
- Positive Track Rear End
- Air Conditioning … will be sold “working” at by “Buy it Now PRICE”
- Select-O-Matic floor shifter
- Deluxe simulated Wood Steering Wheel
- Style Steel Wheels
- Redline Tires
- Am Radio
- Tinted windshield
- Plus the GT “performance package”
- – 390 / 335hp motor / C6 automatic / 9” rear end
- – special Hood
- – special GT badging
- – special body stripes
- – deluxe bucket seat interior
- – deluxe seat belts
- – floor console
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