In a strange coincidence, we got a handful of tips for some nice Fox body cars from various tippers this weekend, so I’m feeling it’s time for a Foxy Friday Feature…oh…wait…it is Monday. Foxy Monday works too. What does that mean? You won’t see any El Caminos on the pages of Daily Turismo today, unless they are on a Fox Body Platform which from 1977 through 1993 had a MacPherson strut up front and live stick-beam axle out back and was the home of Ford’s Fairmont, Durango, Granada, LTD, Mustang, Thunderbird, and Mercury’s Zephyr, Cougar, Marquis, Capri, and Lincoln’s Continental, Mark VII. This first feature of our Foxy Monday is a Fairmont which was the first Ford vehicle to sit on the unibody Fox platform and this version is the sweet Futura version that had a bizarrely large wrap-over B-Pillar that was reminiscent of the similar vintage Thunderbird but without opera windows. Strange times for automotive design, but I think it looks cool today. Find this 1979 Ford Fairmont Futura offered for $8000 in Fontana, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
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.
A stock 80s Ford Fairmont 2-door won’t get your blood pumping even in the sweet fastback-ish Futura trim (similar to a Mercury Zephyr Z-7…if that helps). Even the healthiest 5-liter V8 version only pushed 139 horsepower at a leisurely 3600 rpm…but that’s nothing that a crate motor swap won’t fix. Find this 1981 Ford Fairmont Futura […]
The car shows of the world are overrun with blower equipped hot rods, spitting fire out their tailpipes while being gently driven by elderly owners who have no interest doing burnouts and terrorizing the neighborhood. So why not skip the fuel bills, and angry looks from neighbors when you wake them up at 6am Saturday […]
The Ford Falcon looks great in 2-door Futura hardtop trim, particularly when painted in black and wearing steelies with dog dish style hubcaps. Heck, this one even looks good sitting on a trailer, and that is indeed an unusual occurrence! Find this 1964 Ford Falcon Futura Hardtop here on eBay bidding for $7,100 located in […]
The first generation Ford Falcon was the brainchild of future US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and featured a small unit-construction body on top of basic suspension (coil front, leaf spring rear). The Falcon was designed chiefly with cost in mind as it was marketed as a high volume compact family car and sold very […]
The Ford Falcon was sold from 1960-1970 – a victim of its own success as its chassis, suspension, engine and other bits were donated to the Mustang. The pony car, equipped with the Falcon parts, became much more successful and eventually the Falcon died a slow death and ended production in 1970. Find this 1965 […]
Clean Ford Falcon wagons show up on our radar from time-to-time, but this was one was unique because it is resplendent in a stunning shade of school bus yellow. Find this 1965 Ford Falcon Futura Wagon for sale in Apple Valley, CA for $5,500 via craigslist. The second generation Falcon was only built in 1964-65 […]
This 1966 Ford Falcon Futura Wagon is currently being offered up on ebay by SportsCar LA. We at DT enjoy closely examining ebay trades and are listing this car because of a couple of classic catches. Catch #1……this car was offered on Craigslist by Chequered Flag International of Marina Del Ray back in early December. […]
DT is all about great driving cars, but its also about getting the kids to and from all their appointments and… hauling parts! This 1966 Ford Falcon Futura found in Marina del Ray, CA via Craigslist can certainly handle all those tasks while keeping its new owner well insulated from the high cost of ultra […]