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Familybolt: 1963 Ford Fairlane 423 Drag Wagon


This 1963 Ford Fairlane wagon has been a drag racer in the Pacific Northwest for many years. We have seen many Thunderbolt clones, but never one based on a wagon, and this one is even better because it has real history. The drivetrain and interior are fresh while the exterior retains older paint and graphics. Fantastic! Find it here on eBay in Beaverton, Oregon. The Winning bid: was US $15,000.00

 

1963 Ford Fairlane Station Wagn Thunderbolt FX Drag Race Car For Sale Front

 

 

The car sits right and the staggered steel wheels with long Moroso studs cannot be beat. The rear suspension and wide 11.5″ Mickeys are nicely tucked underneath and don’t really hint at their increased capability.

 

1963 Ford Fairlane Station Wagn Thunderbolt FX Drag Race Car For Sale Rear

 

The red interior offers a nice contrast, and we dig the Sun sweep tachometer on the dash and the roll-bar that extends back into the cargo area. The stock bench and steering wheel look great, and we’d swap the AutoMeter gauges for Stewart Warners but leave the rest as-is.

 

1963 Ford Fairlane Station Wagn Thunderbolt FX Drag Race Car For Sale Interior

 

The engine is the best part of the car, and sets it apart from the small blocks we usually see in wannabe T-bolts and Fairlane drivers. It combines a 390 block with a 428 SCJ crank to displace 423 cubic inches. It was apparently just installed a month ago and wears twin 600 CFM carbs under a proper looking airbox and T-bolt headlight duct system. The transmission is a built C6.

 

1963 Ford Fairlane Station Wagn Thunderbolt FX Drag Race Car For Sale Engine

 

love the overall vibe of this race wagon. Seeing any T-bolt-style car in timed competition would make our weekend, but seeing this one would have us smiling even longer. There is something awesome about a capable race car that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

  



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