While everyone and their brother has been adoring the Mustangs and Camaros lately, there were a few cars that got overlooked and were pretty cool little sleepers in their own right. The sedans and hardtop cars of the late 1960′s usually started life as a tame family car, unassuming, mild and sometimes boring.
But with a little persuasion from some gearhead at the manufacturer level, that same car got treated to a dose of attitude by way of a big block, and a few dress up parts here and there. One such factory sleeper was the 1967 Ford Fairlane GT with a 390 cubic inch FE engine. As a medium weight alternative to the MEL big blocks, the 390 was a potent little treat between the fender wells of the Fairlane. The 10.5:1 compression and 320 horses made this family sedan a great boulevard cruiser.
The 1967 Fairlane was only cosmetically different than the 1966, which also got the 390. But the hotter cam, the custom intake and four bbl carburetor made this the hot ticket for the muscle car era. The GT-A was the automatic version, but this GT got the manual trans, and bucket seats were standard. About 240,000 Fairlanes were produced in 1967, but this particular flavor was limited to roughly 20,000.
While this GT is not completely rare, it is a very cool car and it’s a shame to see it sitting in a field in Nebraska, according to the Rusting Muscle Cars web site. We like all cars that have the potential to become a boulevard cruiser or weekend warrior at the track, and we hope someone in Nebraska has seen the glimmer of hope that can bring this beauty back to life. We see it, do you?