The 1964 427 Thunderbolt Fairlane was a specially prepared lightweight drag vehicle capable of operating in the low 11 second bracket.
The car came equipped with a 427 High Riser racer engine with unique ram air induction system, dual four barrel Holley carburetion, 12 to 1 compression ratio, tubular headers, aluminum scatter shield, four-speed transmission, revised drag suspension, trunk mounted battery, electric fuel pump, heavy duty brakes, tachometer, gauges, special wheels and drag tires.
This vehicle was the #2 unit built and was delivered in October of 1963. The car was restored to 1964 'match race' configuration, including aluminum radiator and water pump, Plexiglas windshield, fiberglass doors, and ultra light hood and front fenders.
Even a set of the original tires and rims that ran on the car from 1964 were located and incorporated in the restoration. All of the original body components, Plexiglas, and exterior trim were refurbished and retained. The re-lettering of the car was done by the same person who originally lettered the car in 1963.
A total of 100 units, 41 four-speed and 59 automatic transmissions were built. Of those original Thunderbolts, there are approximately 60 still in existence.
This is the first Ford 'Thunderbolt' produced. It has been owned by Snyder Specialty Cars since 1990. The restoration was performed in the mid-1980s.
The Thunderbolt, which was intended to be used at the drag strip, was powered by a 427 cubic-inch Ford V-8 that produced 425 horsepower.
It was prominently displayed at the Ford Motor Company 100th anniversary celebration at Ford World Headquarters as well as by Ford Motor Company at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) show.
There were 100 cars ordered by FOMOCO. About 65 are known to still exist. Only about 25-30 are together and running. This is one of 2 or 3 that are still raced today. They were constructed by Dearborn Steel Tubing, a subcontractor hired by FOMOCO to modify the small-block chassis to accommodate the 427 engine and transmission. The price tag was $3,780 for the 4-speed and $3990 for the automatic. Some special weight-saving items included the aluminum front bumper, fiberglass hood and front fenders, Plexiglas side windows, radio and heater delete, rubber floor mat and lightweight bucket seats.
This car was the 53rd vehicle produced, delivered to Turner Ford in Wichita, KS in March of 1964. It was raced by Turner Ford for the first season, then sold and raced by various locals on and off. The current owner purchased the car in November of 1988 and restored in 1989. It has been raced and shown at various nostalgia events since that time.
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