Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth , Texas
This clean, sinister-looking 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 Pro Street packs a nasty surprise for anyone foolish enough to pick a fight. It's a brutal look with a great color combination, but where it really shines is under the skin where you'll find a built 460 cubic inch V8, a fortified automatic transmission, and a tube chassis built to use every single last horsepower. If that's your kind of fun, this incredible car deserves a closer look.
The Fairlane often gets overlooked with all those Mustangs running around, and that's really a shame. The clean, chiseled lines of this Sports Coupe are the perfect blend of '60s sensibility and sporty attitude, and the combination of Silver Metallic and Black with the Thunderbolt hood gives tradition a bit of a modern edge. The paint is quite well done and shows great, although a nice cut-and-buff would go a long way to smoothing things out to the touch. Either way, it's probably too nice to race but too fast to just cruise. This car isn't going to keep a low profile anyway, and the gorgeous paint combo really makes a statement. The bodywork was nicely done and the steel underneath is in very good condition thanks to a lifetime someplace away from snow and salt. A black stripe separating the silver adds to the sporting attitude and matches the black vinyl top, and we have to admit that wrapping most of the trim and both bumpers in gray vinyl really works well on this beast. And if you're looking for the centered pair of headlights in the grille you won't find them, as they've been ingeniously replaced for intake tubes for the monster that lies within the engine bay. The super slick overall look shows that there's absolutely nothing on this car that wasn't completely intentional. BEAST MODE.
The interior is combat-ready but still built for the street, thanks to comfortable, leather black bucket seats with bright red lap belts, full carpets, and nicely finished door panels. No crude race car stuff here! A custom center console blends nicely into the augmented dash, which is filled with Auto Meter Phantom gauges and a push-button starter. The TCI shifter manages a C6 automatic transmission and if you glance ahead of that shifter you'll notice a Auto Meter tach that manages the revs. A 3-spoke billet steering wheel with line-lock control has been wrapped in matching black, giving the interior a consistent look. Yes, there's a cage, but it stays out of the way pretty well and the rear seat area is now full of wheel wells, so don't bother with any extra passengers. The trunk is all business, with a fuel cell mounted to the subframe as well as a remote-mounted battery.
The powerplant is a stout 460 cubic inch V8, and you'd better believe it makes for some very exciting performance. It was built to smoke tires and the C9VE-B block it was built in now holds 11.5:1 compression. D0VE-C heads, a steel crank, a solid lifter camshaft, roller rockers, and a high-rise Weiand intake manifold with a Quick Fuel carburetor all add up to huge horsepower and torque. The TCI C6 is settled with a Hays 2000 stall convertor and snaps through the gears with authority, while a narrowed Strange 9-inch housing with and 4.56 gears and 4.30 spool delivers the twist. Obviously the custom tube chassis was designed to handle those giant tires, with a QA1 adjustable coilovers at each corner working to keeping it straight and smooth. Up front there's rack-and-pinion steering, and Wilwood 4-wheel discs bring the whole show to a stop. Custom headers feed a fat dual exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers, and a quick flip of the electric cut-outs make it sound absolutely monstrous. Big-n-little Weld wheels carry 26x7.50-15LT front and 29x18.00-R15 Mickey Thompson tires that make it sit just right.
An extremely cool car with a lot more horsepower than you'd expect, all wrapped in a package that promises a lot and delivers even more. Call today!
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