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1961 Ford Fairlane 4-Door Muscle Car


Americans have never felt quite comfortable with the idea of a four-door performance car, which is why this 1961 Ford Fairlane four-door for sale on Hemmings.com stands out. We can only guess why the original owner might have asked his dealership to fit a tri-power setup from the Thunderbird (unavailable on any full-size Ford that year), but the result is a documented oddity that fits the definition of sleeper. From the seller’s description:

Special factory ordered and fully documented with plenty of pape work, including the original sales agreement and order form from 1961, this is a 43,000-mile 1961 Fairlane with the 390-375hp engine upgraded to the 401hp motor with the dealer addition of tri-power and 3-speed o/d trans, this engine combination was not intended for a four-door car; this probably is the only one ever manufactured and thus is quite rare. Factory equipment included 3″ wide anti-fade front brakes, steel 15″ Kelsey-Hayes wheels, five of them, included is the original spare tire, 3″ diameter driveshaft with heavy-duty U-joints, 9″ rear end with 4:11 Detroit locker and heavy-duty axles. Rubber floor mats. The car is absolutely rust-free, the interior is all original showing minimal wear for its age. Glass all original. The chrome and stainless are in very good condition; the car had one repaint some years ago and still shows fine. Car comes with a fresh rebuild of the original engine it left the factory with and all the correct components under the hood. The block part number is: C1AE-V and the heads are COAE-D.

 



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and when did the first muscle car come on the scene. way before the 64 gto, hahaha

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I would guess and say the 1961 Impala SS 409 2X4 with 4-sp and posi . others say the 1949 olds rocket delta 88 .

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Yep it goes way before the GTO's, but it gets all the credit because it was the first stripped down car stuffed with a big motor meant to go fast in a straight line. And I'm glad they did it! Look what escalated afterwards...

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one of the favorite cars of the bootleggers was the 1940 ford. there was a bunch of em in the hills of tenn. maby thats why i like em so much.many of my kin folks was bootleggers.

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I had a 1973 4-Door Malibu that was ordered with only P.S and P.B striped down model . It came out of nicky Chevy in Chicago . Never could get the full info on the Long block it had . But it sure was not ordered by some old folks to drive around with no A/C . I installed Headers and a better ign sys and boy that car would pull real hard . But kept it's hubcap Grand Pa Looks .

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