Posts Tagged ‘fairlane’

Rusty But Trusty on the Street – Chevrolet, Triumph, Ford, VW

July 15, 2014

Time to revisit RustyButTrusty on the Street, after a long-ish hiatus, where we look at cars found on the streets on the west coast and beyond. First up is a Chevrolet 3100 van, from about 1953. When you get depressed about the throngs of Priuses and Accords on the highways, doesn’t it make you smile to think someone is daily driving this old thing? The truck looks great in person, and makes you wonder what’s in the back… vintage motorcycles? Woodworking tools? Something ultra-modern like, say, computer and printer repair supplies?




Quintessential 50s – 1959 Ford Fairlane 500

April 4, 2014

In 1957, Ford’s Fairlane sprouted wings for its second generation. By 1959, the car had evolved to share many styling details with its Thunderbird sibling, with a similar grill and front end, and low fins and rocket tail lights at the back (the only styling detail it shares with a BMW 2002!). Nonetheless, this car could be considered restrained when parked next to its Chevrolet competitor, and it sold in comparable numbers. You can find this 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 for sale for $4000 in Spring Branch, TX.

1959 Ford Fairline 500 left front


Go See Cal – 1969 Ford Fairlane GT

September 11, 2013

This past weekend, Cal Worthington died at age 92. Now that dealerships are all owned (for better or worse) by faceless companies like Carmax, it seems fitting to memorialize the man (and his “dog” Spot) with a car that might have been sold by him. It’s a 1969 Ford Fairlane GT in Port Hueneme, CA for $3800.

1969 Ford Fairlane GT right front