Ford Fairlane Squire wagons are such nice wagons as it is but throw in a factory ordered 390 V8 you’re looking at some giddyup performance that was normally reserved for the GT Fairlanes. With only 8,438 Fairlane Squires produced in 1967 the numbers with the 390 option have to be a fraction of that output. Although the seller of this Fairlane says a new lifter and battery are needed, this looks like a great buy at the listed price of $6,800. You can find this Fairlane on Craigslist just outside of Chicago in Lemont, Illinois.
We don’t get a lot of information from the seller about the car except for the aforementioned lifter and battery issue and the only pictures posted are exterior shots, but form the outside the body as well as the plastic faux wood siding looks to be in great shape. “Springtime Yellow” was always a great color choice for the Mustang and it looks great on this Fairlane as well. The pictures give us just enough of a clue that the interior is a light color also. Hopefully the inside looks as nice as the outside!
Because the plates are off the car and the battery is bad, it makes me think that the car has been sitting for awhile. Just knowing a 390 resides under that hood has me fantasizing how nice that rumble must sound! There were a few 390 options available on Fairlanes in 1967 with the “S” code 4 barrell giving the highest output at 335BHP. The ‘entry level’ 390 2 barrell was good for 275BHP.
One thing I did notice is that the ‘Fairlane’ script on the wood tailgate is missing which leads me to believe that the paneling was replaced at some point. The rather pedestrian Fairlane wheels covers add the sleeper status but a set of period correct styled steel wheels would look great. Honestly, I’ve never seen a 390 Fairlane wagon before and a search on the internet isn’t yielding much information about 390 Fairlane wagons either. There is so much to like about this car and if it’s without major issues, this is a great buy!