Wednesday, July 8, 2015

half a century ago

The Lunatics Low Rider Club was formed in the Summer of 2002, and is famous all over the Bronx, Manhattan and Yonkers.

Member “Craig O” stopped by Lincoln Avenue over the weekend for some minor electrical service.

The Ford Fairlane model offered in 1966 was a favorite both on the street and on the stock car track.

A little 289 small block V-8 came standard...

...but Craig O pulled that out for a larger, more torquey 302.

The lower end Fairlane “Club Coup” had centerposts between the windows, but the higher trim level featured the pillarless opening we see here in Craig-O’s purple version.

Craig O’s Fairlane also features the classic C6 transmission, built by Ford between 1964 and 1978, designed to expressly get more power to the tires where it belongs.

The entire interior is in custom purple velvet 
and the sound system is awesome.

He took the wipers off because this collectible beauty never, not ever, sees the rain.

Restoration can be tricky but when it is done well, a ’66 Fairlane can command upwards of $50,000. Here’s one for $52k, also without the centerposts:

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