Built 408 V8: 1981 Ford Fairmont Futura
The Ford Fairmont might have just been a family sedan sitting on Ford’s sweet Fox body platform, but add a Futura suffix to that name and BOOM you’ve got a fastback-ish coupe with a window where we’ve never seen a window before, unless you are looking at a Mercury Zephyr Z-7, which is the same exact car. Anyway, today’s Fairmont Futura is no ordinary small block 302 equipped 140ish horsepower stock thing…no, this has a ginormous 529 horsepower Fordstrokers 408 cubic inch pavement pulverizer under a huge cowl induction hood…why didn’t we get picks of the engine? Find this 1981 Ford Fairmont Futura offered for $17,900 in Western CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
From the seller:
1981 ford fairmont futura
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: red
title status: clean
981 Fairmont Futura. body has 23,000 miles on it. Motor is a Fordstrokers built 408. Tunes by Carlquiest competition. Made 529 hp and 509 torque on their engine dyno. I’ll try and list everything. I’m sure I will forget some things
850 quick fuel carb
Super victor intake
TKO 600 trans purchased new
8.8 rear. Built with 4.10 gears 31 spline axles and ford trac loc
Custom Mac headers ceramic coated
3 inch custom exhaust
areomotive electric in tank fuel pump with aeromotive lines, fittings, regulator
17 inch cobra wheels
Nitro drag radials
AjE tubular crossmember
Setup has maybe 400 miles on it
I’m sure there’s more. Any questions feel free to ask. Will not respond to is this available
I’m asking $17,900. Located in western Connecticut
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“ I’m sure I will forget some things”
Subframe connectors perhaps?
I always think of these as the enclosed version of the Ranchero except that they stopped making the Ranchero a couple years before. Ford did have a couple hundred of these pickup-a-fied into something called the Durango though.
Not a single photo of the motor, even on the Craigslist ad. What a dunce.