Fairlane Performance Portfolio 1955-70
The Fairlane was introduced in 1955 as the highest priced and most luxurious car in the Ford range. Shortly after its introduction the Skyliner model had the retractable roof and because of this has become one of the most collectible cars of the 1950s. In 1962 the Fairlane was the model that introduced the classic small-block V8 and on which the 427 Thunderbolt drag racer was based. From then on the Fairlane line always featured performance models until 1970 when it succumbed to the drive towards cleaner, leaner and safer cars. This is a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, specification and technical data, model introductions, drivers impressions and consumer analysis. Models covered include: Crown Victoria 272, 223, 292, 312, 332, 352, Fairlane 500, 390, Sports Coupe, Station Wagon, GTA, Pick-up, Custom, Cobra, Cobra Jet, 351. 140 pages, 300 illus. SB.