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Super-Rare 1966 For Fairlane 500 427 ‘R-code’ On eBay

If you fancy only the rarest, most collectible classic cars, you could do a whole lot worse than the Ford Fairlane 500 427 “R-code.” The example pictured here, offered for sale on eBay in nearly bone-stock condition, is one of just 57 “R-code” 427s produced for the 1966 model year.

The “R-code” Ford Fairlane 500 was motivated by a 427 cubic-inch V8, and shifted by a 4-speed “Top-Loader” manual transmission. It was built to qualify for NHRA and IHRA Super Stock racing, and both the engine and transmission in this car are correct, although the seller notes that the short block may or may not be one installed by Clayton and Jeff Baker for drag racing duty in the 1980s.

In fact, from the sounds of it, this 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 did very little in its 50 years of existence apart from racing. Yet despite this, the seller notes that the car’s original sheet metal is miraculously intact apart from rolled rear fenders, with no signs of cutting or warping. The stock fiberglass hood has also been preserved.

So, how much for an incredibly rare, miraculously well-preserved Ford Fairlane 500 427 “R-code” such as this? The car is listed at $299,900, or best offer. A steep ask, we know, but can one really put a price on pure muscle car bliss?

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. jeff Baker

    as the 2nd owner I can supply a lot more details on this car.


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