1966 Ford Fairlane 427 – AMT kit from 2004
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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