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Ford Fairlane (1968–9)
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Ford Fairlane. 1968–9 (prod. 738,698). 2- and 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon, 2-door coupé, 2-door convertible. F/R, 200 in³ (I6 OHV), 289, 302, 390, 428 in³ (V8 OHV). Same wheelbase (116 in) for 1968, but a new body, with most dimensions growing. Addition of two-door Sportsroof fastback: very long, with large trunk, but tiny opening to it. Four-door sedan also built in Argentina from 1969 to 1982 with different engines. Terrible handling despite sporting pretensions of fastbacks, with leaf springs at rear and soft suspension all round. Related to Mercury Comet, Montego and Cyclone, while upscale Fairlanes wore the Torino badge, which had the 289 as standard. NASCAR homologation special, Torino Talladega, in 1969, with the 428 Cobra Jet V8: 754 were built.

Manufacturing location: Lorain, Ohio, USA

Marque: Ford | Model: Ford Fairlane | Predecessor: Ford Fairlane (1966–7) | Successors: Ford Fairlane 500 (1970), Ford Torino (1970–1)

q.v. Ford Fairlane (1969–82)


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