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1966 Ford Fairlane 427 – AMT kit from 2004

May 28, 2015 in Automotive

Here is a kit I built a few years back. The Fairlane 427 was Ford’s arrival on the “Factory Hot Rod” scene in 1966. Built to compete with Mopar’s monstrously successful Dodge franchise, the Fairlane featured ultra-light construction and a fibreglass sealed air-ram scoop hood. Everything unnecessary for speed was left out. Instead of hood hinges, four chrome hood pins. Interior finishes were minimal. There wasn’t even a radio! It all paid off. Ford set an NHRA B/Stock record of 11.42 seconds over a quarter mile with a top speed of 110 mph.

I picked this kit up at a movie set sale and it sat in my garage for many years. I built it two years ago and it marked my return to the hobby after 2 decades.

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7 responses to 1966 Ford Fairlane 427 – AMT kit from 2004

  1. Doesn’t appear your “hiatus” slowed ya down much…..nice job. IIRC, Mercury’s Cyclone 429 cu.in. debuted around that same time, didn’t it?

  2. Greetings :
    Very nice job on that model. The FAIRLANE always dis have a racy look to it, no matter at what angle it was viewed. You did a beautiful job on it.

  3. love that 66 and 67 coke-bottle shape…model looks great

  4. Nice clean build, makes me want to go out to Pomona and watch the quarter mile cars pop a few “wheelies”!

  5. That’s very cool, Peter, I’d love to hear it as well!

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