Fuel Injected 5 Point Oh: 1978 Ford Fairmont Futura
It is still two months away from election day and I’m thoroughly nauseated by political news. However, with all the divisiveness in this world, I think we can all agree that this next Ford Fairmont is a thing of beauty. It doesn’t matter if you are a knife toting member of proud boys or a galvanized chain wielding member of antifa — you are gonna smile when you pop the hood and see the Ford fuel injected V8 and a hood propped up by a piece of schedule-40 black iron pipe…hey…that pipe could be used to smack somebody in a pinch. Not that you would want to, or need to do that…just forget I mentioned it, and be nice to each other. Find this 1978 Ford Fairmont offered for $3,900 in Omaha, NE via craigslist.
From the seller:
1978 ford fairmont
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: orange
title status: clean
1978 Ford Fairmont Futura. 74000 miles on the car. Engine, transmission and computer are believed to be late 80s early 90s mustang 5.0 EFI? Possible vacume or timing needs corrected? Miles unknown? Also has the wheels from the same mustang. Missing passenger door trim on top. Missing windshield wiper motor. Missing power steering pump and bracket (no power steering). Missing air conditioning compressor and brackets and lines. Missing upper radiator support, so the radiator has a hole in it from hitting the alternator. Passenger side low beam headlight is out but comes with new replacement. Posi-trac rear end. Car has cleaned, welded, and lined fuel tank, new fuel pump and sending unit, all new fuel lines, wiring and relays. New spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap and rotor. Car runs, drives, and stops very well. All lights and signals work. Interior is very clean except rip in drivers seat. The vinyl for the headliner is in the trunk and needs attached. All new wires and speakers. Bluetooth cd player with a steering wheel control. The car was painted about 5 years ago but has a dent on the driver door and chips and scratches here and there. Fun car that starts every time with the EFI 5.0 engine. $3900.
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My gott in himmel! Vat an abortion! Like Grandpa took a few too many little blue pills…….back to the barcalounger garandpa!
Wait…. what? 🙂
It has a lot of needs, but also offers a lot of potential for the price. As just a cruiser, it would be a good alternative to a Mustang. I’d take it to the local drag strip to see what it can do.
You just can’t find Fairmonts around anymore. Every time I see one, I think of the movie E.T. There are a ton of Fairmonts in that movie, all driven by the cops/government “bad guys”. Here’s a clip of the chase scene with them everywhere, starting about 1:20 into it.
It is because they have been all bought up. Massive engine bays for turbo LS engine swaps. The sloppy mechanics guys love these things.
If Fairmonts become worth serious money anytime soon, I’m going to laugh. The fad started because Fairmonts weren’t worth anything, but given how many show up at drag racing events, this could end up either having copycats drive the price up, or inspire a sort of nostalgia later for the era where you could get Fairmont, a truck engine, and an eBay turbo, and you’re off to Drag Week.
This is oddly cool and cool cash car for the price point.