1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

 

The buyer has a significant piece of Ford’s Total Performance Era sitting in the garage — and is ready to hunt Super Stock Mopars

Chassis number: 4F4K167198

Ford’s Total Performance program was well under way when Lee Iacocca hired Dearborn Steel Tubing Company to build a batch of special lightweight Ford Fairlanes for its top drag racing clientele. Painted Wimbledon White and stuffed with 427 cubic inches of Galaxie V8, the cars were dubbed “Thunderbolts.”

Highlights:
•    One of 100 factory built, VIN 4F4K167198
•    Three-ring binder of documentation
•    Ownership history, MSO, Ford Company letters, etc.
•    Owners include Don McMillan Ford, R.E. Tinkle and Steve Guiliani
•    Many photos from the 1960s and a Guiliani  restoration
•    Fiberglass front fenders, front bumper and hood
•    Nine-inch Ford 4.11 Detroit Locker rear end
•    C4 automatic transmission

Colin Comer

Colin Comer - Editor at Large

Colin is the founder of Colin’s Classic Automobiles in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as SCM’s resident American car expert. His fascination with cars began at an early age, and according to him, he never grew out of it—nor does he wish to. Colin regularly appears on television, and he is the author of the books: “Million-Dollar Muscle Cars” and the “Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles.” A hands-on guy, Comer maintains an impressive collection of his own and is an avid vintage racer. He is a regular contributor to both Sports Car Market and American Car Collector magazines.

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