1963 Ford Fairlane 500

"Tasca Ford Thunderbolt Tribute"

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$13,900

Year
1963
Make
Ford
Model
Fairlane
Sub Model
500
Stock
BW00146
Vin
3F43F290668
Miles
88,928
Engine Size
302 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Color
White
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Metro Detroit

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GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1963 Ford Fairlane 500 Thunderbolt tribute. Tasca Ford is credited with initiating the Thunderbolt with their converted '63 Fairlane into a serious NHRA contender with the 427ci High-Riser as it recorded a number of wins. With Super Stock drag racing becoming very popular, a special vehicle program was created and managed by Frank Zimmermann. He organized the drag racing program by establishing the Ford Drag Council, which was composed of top drivers who were sponsored by Ford dealers in select geographical areas. The Fairlane Thunderbolt was Zimmermann's first project. It was a factory experimental drag car designed by Ford's Special Vehicle program and built by Dearborn Steel Tubing (DST) with enough examples to be homologated into the NHRA Super Stock class.

This '63 is a tribute to the car piloted by Bill Humphrey in the B/FX class under sponsorship of Tasca Ford. This Fairlane 500 Hardtop started life out as a Raven Black over Gold example with a 260ci V8 and a C4 automatic. It is now in the classic White over Black Thunderbolt livery with a 302ci V8 mated to the C4 auto with most of the work done by Jack Hilley between 2000-2002 with Bill Humphrey signing the dash. Aside from the replaced engine, it is said that both front fenders were replaced as well as new brakes installed.

Decoding the VIN reveals:
• 3 = 1963
• F = Dearborn, MI Assembly
• 43 = Fairlane 500 Hardtop Coupe
• F = 260ci V8

Decoding the Door Tag reveals:
• Body; 65A = Hardtop Coupe
• Color; 1A = Raven Black
• Trim; 38 = Gold
• Date; 15G = July
DSO; 31 = Cincinnati, OH
• Axle; 4 = 3.25
• Trans; 3 = 2-Speed Ford-O-Matic

Extras that come with the car include: seatbelts, touch-up paint, heater box, hood, and fan shroud. Don't miss out on this great rendition of an ultra-rare race car of Ford's storied past. Call for further details.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Metro Detroit facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1963
Make
Ford
Model
Fairlane
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Miles
88,928
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Body Color
White
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
302 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic

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