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Ford Fairlane modified (1958)


Ford Fairlane modified (1958)

While 1958 isn't considered a landmark year for cars out of Detroit, Ford were at least top of what was out there. Their cars had stylish lines and seemed blend all the trends of the time together the best. Their Fairlane hardtop coupes had pillarless styling, glitzy yet stylish front and rear ends, and looked very well proportioned. In recent decades, when people have become tired of seeing the same Chevys getting modified, they've turned straight to Ford as they offer striking potential for customizing. This example uses little more than 2-inch (50mm) drop spindles at the front and 3-inch (76mm) lowering blocks at the rear, but its effect is dramatic, along with flame paint and whitewall-equipped chromed steels. It uses Ford's underrated engine from the 1960s, the torquey 390ci (6.4-liter) big-block, which easily puts the Fairlane 500 among the early muscle machines.

Ford Fairlane modified (1958) Specifications

Top speed:115 mph (184 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):8.4 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:390 ci (6,390 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:340 bhp (254 kW) @ 5,000 rpm
Max torque:430 lb ft (583 Nm) @ 3,200 rpm
Weight:3,485 lb (1,584 kg)
Economy:15mpg (5.31 km/I)
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