1970 Ford Fairlane 500

Fort Worth, TX 76137
United States

1970 Ford
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You can be forgiven for doing a double-take after seeing this 1970 Ford Fairlane 500 nameplate, because even though a bunch of these were made in their day, most of us look at this design and automatically think it's a Torino. 1970 was a pivotal, 'changing of the guard' kind of year for Ford, when Dearborn said farewell to both the Fairlane and the Falcon models, both to be replaced by the Torino in 1971. But in this one legendary muscle car year, all three existed in the same universe under .....
the same make, even though they were essentially the same exact cars. Now that might make for nothing more than a conversation piece to some, but we find it incredibly cool because in all the years that we've featured 1970 mid-sized Fords, they've all been Torinos. This beauty, with its slick colors, powerful 302 V8, and 32,259 believed actual miles is not only unique, but it's also beautifully preserved and turnkey-ready.
Technically speaking, the 1970 Fairlane 500 was the only year of the 7th generation Fairlane (the final offering of the model), but in reality it was the first design of the 2nd generation Torino. Regardless, what matters is that 1970 was a big redesign, and if you pull up the car from the previous year, the differences are very apparent. They were lower, longer, and wider than the 1969 models, and all the models featured a lower and less 'formal' roofline as well. The rake of the front windshield was more aggressive, while the rear window is on a much flatter plane, and the result is an extremely streamlined coupe that looks like it was born in a wind tunnel. The Farilane 500 was ostensibly the base model option for the Torino, but that doesn't mean that these weren't nicely appointed cars in their own right. This particular muscle car is dressed in correct Code Q 'There She Blue' paint, which not only has the best moniker ever, but also looks amazing on the Ford's erstwhile livery. The finish is top-end driver quality, a faithful respray that was done right when it was laid down several years ago, It has obviously been extremely well-cared for since the car was repainted, and if we're to believe that low mileage reading (and there is at least a preponderance of evidence for us to believe it to be actual), then it's clear this Fairlane has been babied since new. There are few minor imperfections here and there, but nothing out of the ordinary, and the curb appeal is through the roof, particularly with the addition of that flat-black hood treatment, Shaker-style scoop, and hoodpins with lanyards up front. The rear tailpanel was blacked out to match, in between those super-cool, Eleanor-style taillights, and the wide twin pipes that poke out underneath the kicked up rear just scream performance. A blacked-out front grille and catfish mouth style scoop underneath are part of the show as well, and the quad headlight look is exactly what Torino fans love to adore in subsequent models. Chrome and brightwork is in great shape too, including the big bumpers, wheel arch trim, and side molding that all works together to break up that blue paint just enough. Badges on the lower fenders and rear quarters advertise this car's unique DNA, and we absolutely love the raked stance, which makes this Fairlane look like it's going 100MPH just standing still.
Open the generously proportioned driver's door and you'll see a blue cloth-and-vinyl interior that's largely been left in 100% original configuration, albeit with a couple of add-ons. Bench seats are originals, and they show signs of wear-and-tear throughout, mostly concentrated in the high traffic areas up front. There's patina inside for sure (mostly centered around the front seat), but it's not like the cabin is falling apart, just a couple tears in the upholstery here and there and maybe a few stains that could be remedied with a little elbow grease. The vinyl door panels are great, the blue carpets are still plush, and the expansive dash and original steering wheel are in remarkably preserved condition. All the original gauges are in place ahead of the driver, the underdash factory A/C unit blows cold thanks to upgraded R134a hardware, and the original Philco AM stereo has been smartly supplemented by a Pioneer AM/FM/CD/AUX head unit mounted under the dash. The original headliner above is still taut and clean, the rear seat looks to have been rarely used through the years, and out back, the cavernous trunk was covered with correct plaid mats.
Power comes from a 302 V8 with a 2-barrel carburetor, a specification necessitated by the era but still able to deliver torquey performance that's a lot of fun. The engine bay is very sporty, with Ford Blue in all the right places, that awesome Shaker hood air cleaner, and a modern A/C compressor pumping R134a refrigerant. It starts almost instantly and idles so smoothly that you'd swear it's a Lincoln, and all that torque makes it feel lively on the street. The 3-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and there are tall gears in back to make it a fantastic highway cruiser that just eats up pavement. There's an updated dual exhaust system with Glasspack-style mufflers underneath that just sounds awesome and the underside is pretty original yet in very good condition overall. Power steering ensure a great drive every time out, and the suspension is soft and comfortable thanks to a set of newer shocks in the rear. American Racing 'Old Style' Torque Thrusts look fantastic on this coupe, and they come wrapped with 235/60/15 front and 255/60/16 Cooper Cobra white-letter radials.
Nicely preserved and ready to be drive and enjoyed, this is a rare Ford that delivers V8 power and a great look that will have onlookers asking you questions every time you stop. Call now!

Fort Worth TX 76137
United States
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