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1964 Fairlane 500 / Pick-a-Part save!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pete Eastwood, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 993

    Pete Eastwood
    from california

    I know . . . no pictures, it never happened, but let me tell you the story and I'll have a more computer capable friend post pic's later.

    Yesterday I went to Pick-a-Part, I don't even know why, just to sort of look around. They have a seperate area for older, complete cars for sale.
    In there I spot a '64 Fairlane 500 2dr hardtop, so I go check it out.
    It was filthy dirty, but to good to be true . . . Black on Black, original paint & interior.
    super straight all the trim is really good, bumpers are good, lenses are good, glass is good. 260 / auto. I find the yard guy and he gets the keys, & unlocks it. Interior is really good, one tear on the drivers seat. Buckets with Console! We jump it, won't pick up fuel but will run on starting fluid & sounds OK. I open the trunk and inside it looks like new, very clean, original mat & tire cover, pefect jacking instructions on the lid & the courtesy lights work ! I look around underneath, super clean & dry So-Cal car.
    It was to good just to let sit there. There was a price marked on the windshield, I ask if it's negotiable. He say's make an offer and he'll check with the boss. Next thing I know I own it.
    Went & got my trailer and hauled it home. washed it & cleaned the glass just as it was getting dark.
    Today I went to work on it. Swapped batteries, cleaned the fuel lines, and it runs. Took it around the block, shifts good & stops good too.
    It needs more cleaning & the paint is dull but all in all it's hard to believe this thing is this good.
    I don't need another car, so now I have to figure out what to do with it.

    Pete Eastwood
  2. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,949

    metal man

    Nice save...That's always been one of my favorite 60's cars. I'd like to see a few pictures.
  3. TV
    Joined: Aug 28, 2002
    Posts: 1,451


    Pete, good score, you the MAN.--TV
  4. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    I always liked the looks of the 64' Fairlane two door hard top.... Like a miniature Galaxy which I like as well..... Very cool Pete.

  5. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    Legend makes the save! Premonition pushed you to that car.
  6. cartoon14
    Joined: Jan 21, 2013
    Posts: 46


    hell yeah!! nice save for sure. here the pick yards wont sell you a whole car if its inside the fence. I hauled a couple out one piece a sucks
  7. snelson57
    Joined: Jun 3, 2008
    Posts: 543


    Damn...I could see a 4 door w/ 6 cyl, but a V8 hardtop? That is amazing.
  8. Great score,my pal Greg has a nice driver 260/4 speed car.

    Glass hood and bumper and original paint,,just a cool drive that has the look, HRP

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  9. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,665


    That is a very good save !!! congrat's.
  10. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    X2 nice car, nice score. I've always had a slight preference for the '63 Sport Coupe and '64 Caliente, but I would be REAL happy with a deal like that. I love ALL those '63/'65 Ford Mercury compacts, all of them are REAL nice looking cars. Congrats!

    Maybe I need to move to California.
  11. 48fordnut
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,939


    HRP, that car as pic,is my dream car. Had a 64 h/t years ago,but the post is what I wanted.Great score,good luck. What are your plans?
  12. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,703

    from Nebraska

    Wow - very cool save! Looking forward to seeing photos.

    I love '64 Fairlanes. If you decide to sell it, I might be interested.

  13. 2dr_sedan
    Joined: Mar 25, 2005
    Posts: 265


    Can't wait to see some pics!
    HRP, Greg has good taste.
    Here's mine
  14. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,601

    Marty Strode

    Pete, I believe you probably have an extra blown Chrysler lying around, you could build one like this, and hit the match race circuit. Note the name of the car, BTW this one was a real "Thunderbolt". Sounds like a great find, I have had some 64 Fairlanes, good cars!

    Attached Files:

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  15. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

    Awesome!!! I wanna see pictures!
  16. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 993

    Pete Eastwood
    from california

    OK, let's see if I can figure out how to post pictures !

    64 Fairlane 001 (2).jpg

    64 Fairlane 002 (2).jpg

    64 Fairlane 004 (2).jpg

    See it really did happen.
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  17. exStreamliner
    Joined: Apr 7, 2009
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  18. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,703

    from Clovis Ca

    Great save. Did they give a clear title or do you have to file for salvage title..Also Im interrested if you sell how much. Pm Me thanks JOHN
  19. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

  20. nha
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
    Posts: 22


    Niiiice car. Thanks for saving it.
  21. htweelz
    Joined: Aug 21, 2007
    Posts: 126

    from Maryland

    Wow great find! Love those cars!
  22. Not my car belongs to my pal Greg,,he offer it for sale here on the hamb several years ago,after a few low ballers he decided to keep it.

    Greg and Gene Cromer drove to the drags in this car.


    This is how it looked at the Gasser Drags in Greer,S.C. back in October 2012. HRP


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  23. spike427
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 101

    from Kentucky

    Looks like a good start of something so is it for sale?
  24. Phillips
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,321


    Wow that looks clean! I wonder where my '63 ended up, probably rusted away by now.
  25. The Continental
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 363

    The Continental
    from Texas

    Amazing it would turn up there, but you never know.
  26. Hotrod1959
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
    Posts: 684


    What a great save. How much haha?
  27. The Pick-A-Parts here won't sell whole cars. One of them currently has a '64 Fairlane and a '58 Lincoln in it too.
  28. Chevy55
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 409

    from Nebraska

    Very cool, My favorite Fairlane by far. Wish I could find one that cherry around here. Make it look just like the white one.
  29. 64Cyclone
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,496


    Nice save. I had a 64 hardtop once. I like the way the quarter windows roll down.
  30. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,131

    from Texas

    No way!!!

    Drive it on over here to Texas so I can swap you a wagon for it!

    Cool car

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