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1964 Ford Fairlane
The 1964 Ford Fairlane

1964 Ford Fairlane

In the early 60's Ford's racing program consisted mostly of lightweight 427 Galaxies that were competing against cars like the Pontiac Super Duty and Dodge Ramchargers. Due to the weight of the Galaxies, Ford racers soon began dropping big blocks into Fairlanes. In 1963 Ford promoted an A/FX '63 Fairlane with a glass body and a 427, naming it a "Thunderbolt." In late '63, NHRA adopted a minimum weight rule for the stock-class cars, squeezing the Galaxies out of the racing picture. Ford then teamed up with Andy Hotten to build 57 Fairlane 427-powered race cars weighing about 3200lbs. These cars came with fiberglass fenders, teardrop hood blisters, lightweight bucket seats, plexi glass windows, cold air induction, 8000 rpm tachometer, modified suspension, and many other special features. The "Thunderbolts" boasted 500 horsepower and ferociously struck the quarter-mile in the mid-11's. There was about 111 cars produced. The first eleven cars were painted maroon, and then there was a second batch of 100 cars that were painted white. About 99 of the cars came equipped with a 4-speed.

1964 Ford Fairlane Production and Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Fairlane Six-Cyl Series
N/A 32 4 Dr Sedan $2,224 2,828 lbs Note 2
N/A 31 2 Dr Sedan $2,183 2,788 lbs Note 3
N/A 38 4 Dr Ranch Wagon $2,520 3,223 lbs Note 4
Fairlane V-8 Series
N/A 32 4 Dr Sedan $2,324 2,962 lbs Note 2
N/A 31 2 Dr Sedan $2,283 2,922 lbs Note 3
N/A 38 4 Dr Ranch Wagon $2,620 3,357 lbs Note 4
Fairlane 500 Six-Cyl Series
N/A 42 4 Dr Sedan $2,306 2,843 lbs Note 5
N/A 41 2 Dr Sedan $2,265 2,813 lbs Note 6
N/A 43 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe $2,330 2,858 lbs Note 7
N/A 47 2 Dr Sport Coupe $2,491 2,878 lbs Note 8
N/A 48 4 Dr Station Wagon $2,601 3,243 lbs Note 9

Fairlane 500 V-8 Series

N/A 42 4 Dr Sedan $2,406 3,051 lbs Note 5
N/A 41 2 Dr Sedan $2,365 2,913 lbs Note 6
N/A 43 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe $2,430 2,992 lbs Note 7
N/A 47 2 Dr Sport Coupe $2,591 3,012 lbs Note 8
N/A 48 4 Dr Station Wagon $2,701 3,377 lbs Note 9

Notes:

  1. Total series output was 78,094 units including both Fairlane sixes and V-8s. Total series output was 199,522 units including both Fairlane 500 sixes and V-8s.
  2. Production was counted by body style only. 36,693 Total.
  3. Production was counted by body style only. 20,421 Total.
  4. Production was counted by body style only. 20,980 Total.
  5. Production was counted by body style only. 86,919 Total.
  6. Production was counted by body style only. 23,477 Total.
  7. Production was counted by body style only. 42,733 Total.
  8. Production was counted by body style only. 12,431 Total.
  9. Production was counted by body style only. 24,962 Total.

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Fairlane Six-Cyl 115.4 in 197.6 in Not Available Not Available Not Available 6.50 x 13
Fairlane V-8 115.4 in 197.6 in Not Available Not Available Not Available 7.00 x 13
Fairlane Station Wagon 115.4 in 201.8 in Not Available Not Available Not Available 7.00 x 14

Vin Number Decoding - 1960 - 1969 Ford (All Models)

Location: stamped on top upper flange of left front fender apron. Located on top of dash visible through windshield. On lock face of left front door.
 
First Symbol - Year
0 = 1960 1 = 1961 2 = 1962 3 = 1963 4 = 1964 5 = 1965 6 = 1966 7 = 1967 8 = 1968 9 = 1969
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta L = Michigan Truck
B = Oakville N = Norfolk
C = Ontario P = Twin Cities
D = Dallas R = San Jose
E = Mahwah S = Pilot Plant
F = Dearborn T = Metuchen
G = Chicago U = Louisville
H = Lorain W = Wayne
J = Los Angeles Y = Wixom
K = Kansas City Z = St. Louis
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
01 = Mustang 2 Dr Hardtop 51 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom)
02 = Mustang 2 Dr Fastback 52 = Ford 2 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
03 = Mustang 2 Dr Convertible 53 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
10 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan 54 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Galaxie 500)
11 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan 55 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (Galaxie 500)
12 = Falcon Station Wagon 56 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
20 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Futura) 57 = Ford Convertible (Galaxie 500)
21 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan (Futura) 58 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
22 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Bucket Seats) 60 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (XL)
23 = Falcon Station Wagon (Futura) 61 = Ford Convertible (XL)
30 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop 62 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
31 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan 63 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback Coupe
32 = Fairlane Station Wagon 64 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (LTD)
33 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop (500) 65 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
34 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan (500) 66 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
35 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500) 70 = Ford Station Wagon (Ranch Wagon - 6P)
36 = Fairlane Convertible (500) 71 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 6P)
37 = Fairlane Station Wagon (500) 72 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 10P)
38 = Fairlane Station Wagon (Squire) 73 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire - 6P)
40 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 XL) 74 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Sedan - 10P)
41 = Fairlane Convertible (500 XL) 75 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -6P)
42 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 GT) 76 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -10P)
43 = Fairlane Convertible (500 GT) 76 = Fairlane Convertible
47 = Fairlane Ranchero 83 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop
48 = Fairlane Ranchero (500) 84 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
49 = Fairlane Ranchero (GT) 87 = Thunderbird 4 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
Fifth Symbol - Engine
A = 8-289 Q = 8-427
B = 6-240 R = 8-427
C = 8-289 S = 8-390
E = 6-240 T = 6-200
F = 8-260 U = 6-170
J = 8-302 V = 6-240
K = 8-289 W = 8-427
L = 8-221 X = 8-352
M = 8-390 Y = 8-390
N = 8-429 Z = 8-390
P = 8-428  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 100001
Code Transmission Type
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual (std. ratio) 2.78 1st.
6 4-Speed Manual (opt. ratio) 2.32 1st.
T Cruise-O-Matic (FMX-L)
U C6 Automatic (aluminum 1 piece case)
W C4 Automatic (aluminum 2 piece case)
X Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case)
Y Cruise-O-Matic(C.I. case)
Z C6 Automatic Special (aluminum 1 piece case)

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A - Raven Black
Lucite® Code - 88
Duco® Code - 44
Dulux® Code - 93-005

N - Diamond Blue
Lucite® Code - 2770L
Duco® Code - 2770
Dulux® Code - 93-830203H

B - Pagoda Green
Lucite® Code - 4495L
Duco® Code - 4495
Dulux® Code - 93-96938

P - Praire Bronze
Lucite® Code - 4603L
Duco® Code - 4603
Dulux® Code - 181-97250
C - Pace Car White (Mustang only)
Lucite® Code - 4356L
Duco® Code - 4356
Dulux® Code - 93-95922
Q - Brittany Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4485L
Duco® Code - 4485
Dulux® Code - 181-96928
D - Dynasty Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4486L
Duco® Code - 4486
Dulux® Code - 181-96929
R - Phoenician Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4491LH
Duco® Code - 4491
Dulux® Code - 93-96934

E - Silver Mink Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4280
Duco® Code - 4280
Dulux® Code - 181-95602

S - Cascade Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4287LH
Duco® Code - 4287H
Dulux® Code - 181-95609

F - Arcadian Blue
Lucite® Code - 4070L
Duco® Code - 4070
Dulux® Code - 93-94122

T - Navajo Beige
Lucite® Code - 4489L
Duco® Code - 4489
Dulux® Code - 93-96932

F - Guardsman Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4483L
Duco® Code - 4483
Dulux® Code - 181-96926

U - Patrician Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4297L
Duco® Code - 4297
Dulux® Code - 181-17008

G - Praire Tan
Lucite® Code - 4493L
Duco® Code - 4493
Dulux® Code - 93-96936

V - Sunlight Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4601LH
Duco® Code - 4601
Dulux® Code - 93-97258

H - Caspian Blue Metallic
L Lucite® Code - 4289LH
Duco® Code - 4289H
Dulux® Code - 181-95805

W - Rose Beige Metallic #2
Lucite® Code - 4498L
Duco® Code - 4498
Dulux® Code - 181-96942
I - Florentine Green
Lucite® Code - 4492L
Duco® Code - 4492
Dulux® Code - 93-96935

X - Vintage Burgundy Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4490LM
Duco® Code - 4490H
Dulux® Code - 181-96933H

J - Rangoon Red
Lucite® Code - 4294LM
Duco® Code - 4294H
Dulux® Code - 93-95616H

Y - Skylight Blue
Lucite® Code - 4484L
Duco® Code - 4484
Dulux® Code - 93-96927

K - Silver Smoke Gray Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4482L
Duco® Code - 4482
Dulux® Code - 181-96925

Z - Chantilly Beige Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4488L
Duco® Code - 4488
Dulux® Code - 181-96931

L - Samoan Coral
Lucite® Code - 4494LH
Duco® Code - 4494
Dulux® Code - 93-96937
3 - Poppy Red (Mustang only)
Lucite® Code - 4602LH
Duco® Code - 4602H
Dulux® Code - 93-97249H
M - Wimbledon White
Lucite® Code - 4480L
Duco® Code - 4480
Dulux® Code - 93-96923
   
NOTE: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination YM on a Ford would indicate the body finished in Skylight Blue and the roof area in Wimbledon White.) Paint code for all models are shown on the plate on the rear face of the left front door.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Light Beige Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9039LH

Dark Turquoise Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9043LH

Medium Beige Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9051LH

Medium Silver Mink Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9052LH

Dark Beige Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9044LH

Light Blue Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9055LH

Light Palomino Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9040LH

Light Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9035LH
Medium Palomino Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9054LH
Medium Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9094LH
Light Aztec Gold Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9047LH
Dark Blue Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9042LH
Medium Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9093LH
Light Rose Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9036LM
Dark Aztec Gold Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9046LH
Dark Rose Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9045LM
Light Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9038LH
Red
Lucite® Code - 9091LM
Light Turquoise Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 9092LH
Black
Lucite® Code - 88

Medium Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9053LH

Light Silver Mink Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9037LH

NOTE: To obtain a gloss comparable to the original interior finish add approximately 1 oz DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.

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