10k: Survivor Riverside: 1963 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon

 The response to yesterday’s stripper Newport ragtop was so overwhelmingly positive that we decided to feature another car with the amenities of a Jordanian B&B (Bedouin and Breakfast).  Prepare to put-up or bulk-up with another 4,500 lb ‘Merican beast without power steering, power brakes, or power windows.  Find this 1963 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon offered here on eBay currently bidding for $7,600 reserve-not-met, located in Riverside, CA.  Tip from Rene.

The fourth generation Ford Fairlane was downsized in 1962 and fit
between the smaller Falcon and full sized Galaxie both in size and
price.  The unibody Fairlane was available in basic configuration with simple
inline-6, but it could be upgraded with a few versions of Ford’s Windsor V8 if you desired some performance.

Under the hood of this survivor is the original 260 cubic inch “Challenger” V8, good for 164 horsepower and 258 ft-lbs of torque.  This car has been upgraded with an aftermarket air conditioning setup, which will be nice for hot days, but won’t help with turning or stopping.

The seller has included a walk around video that shows a few more details including the rear facing jump seats suitable for small children or pets.

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