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1966 Ford Fairlane GTA 390 S Code Convertible

Make: Ford
Model: Fairlane
Year: 1966
Mileage: 88,000
VIN: 6H44S17xxxx
Color: White
Engine: 390
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Winchester, Virginia, United States

1966 Ford Fairlane Additional Info:

In 1966, Ford introduced the fifth-generation Fairlane. The updated model brought back the convertible option after Ford dropped it from the Fairlane lineup in 1959, and used stacked headlamps and just a hint of the coke-bottle silhouette that defined design at the time.

The factory-backed match race days were waning at this point, but big, streetable power was far from finished selling in the market. So as the track-dominating Thunderbolts left the scene, in came mid-size family cars with over 300 horsepower. They quickly became commonplace.

Ford’s attempt at capturing the burgeoning market, and taking on the popular Chevelle SS 396, was to stuff a 335-hp, 390-ci V8 into that redesigned Fairlane. The new cars became known as the GT and GTA S-codes. Within the Fairlane lineup, the GT/GTA sat at the top, followed by the 500 XL, then 500 and finally the base models.

These ’66 GTA convertibles rarely arrive at auction. By that measurement, it’s reasonable to wonder how many of the 4,327 GTA convertibles are still around. Granted, it’s likely more than the remaining, running 4-door sedans, but if it is more than half of the original number, Not many of these show up at auction... according to ACC’s Premium Auction Database. Going back, Mecum sold a GT convertible for $56,160 at their January 2015 Kissimmee sale (ACC# 6774646).

OK - so this one.... very nice older restoration with original interior in great condition! Original engine that was rebuilt to specs even has the original 4 barrel Holly carb! This is a great driver as well as take it to the local car show. Runs strong and fast. Sounds like it came from the factory. No joke. The top has been more recently been replaced with glass rear (not plastic). Power top work great. Drum brakes. The paint is a 7-8 out of show car 10 but looks excellent from a few feet back. Tires are like new with American Racing wheels in great condition. Don’t see any rust on this car. As I said this is an older restoration so I notice undercoating was applied underneath. The dash pad being the original is crispy and cracked. I have a new cover for it but would recommend replacing.

This is a beautiful car and a rare head turner. I would consider this an investment car as they are on the rise. A regret to sell but have other projects to fund.

Questions welcomed.

I’ve worked with international buyers on several occasions and welcome you for this rare beauty.