AJ's Car of the Day: 1967 Ford Fairlane R-Code 425hp/427 V8 2-door Hardtop
Car: Ford Fairlane R-Code 425hp / 427 V8 2-door Hardtop
What makes it special: Only 92 R-Code 427 Hardtop Fairlanes were produced by Ford in 1967. The 427 Fairlane was equipped with stronger shock towers, stiffer front springs, power front disc brakes, heavy-duty rear suspension and bias-belted tires to handle the extra power.
What made it famous: The R-Code Fairlane's 425 hp, 427 cu in V8 engine was the same unit found in Carroll Shelby's legendary Cobra and Ford’s GT40 MKII race cars. In standard trim, a stock 427 Fairlane could do the quarter-mile in less than 13 seconds and reach 60 mph in 6 seconds flat. Race prepared versions consistently ran in the low 11's.
Why I would want one: It's "sleeper" look. On the outside, there are few clues to the R-Code’s power, plus Ford produced less 1967 R-code Fairlanes than in 1966, making them very rare today.
Fun fact: Once owned by NY Yankee baseball Hall of Fame player/car expert Reggie Jackson, this particular black on black 1967 Ford Fairlane was used in filming an episode of the History Channel's "American Pickers" TV show titled "Fairlane Fever" in 2010.
( 1967 Ford Fairlane R-Code 425hp/427 V8 photo from mecum.com )