The 64 Fairlane was a tremendous automobile and became the classic beauty that was under the spotlight once again with Hubert Platt’s ’64 Fairlane. Ford’s Total Performance is renowned for the best racers the world has ever seen. This car is as famous as a car can get especially when you weigh it up to other esteemed and legendary automobile classics. The 1964 Fairlane was a four-door sedan. It was a 500 as well as a scarce “post” version of the car. The top speed of the 1964 Fairlane was 130mph (208km/h). The engine type of 1964 Ford Fairlane was a v8 and the transmission was a 4-speed manual. The displacement of the engine was 427 cit. (6,997 cc). Max power was 425bhp (317kw) @ 6,000rpm and max torque 480 lb ft (650Nm) @ 3,700rpm. The weight was 3,225lb (1,465kg) and Economy 7 mpg (2.47km/l). Hubert’s “Georgia Shaker” had apparently taken on many shapes.
However, there was no shape quite like the unforgettable Ford Thunderbolt Lightweight Fairlane complete 427 FE power. Ford became an overnight success in the automobile field with the original release of this car alone. One way to achieve this type of success had always been to take a lightweight car and drop in a beefy engine. Ford’s Thunderbolt stretched that concept almost to its limit. Galaxies were performing well at NASCAR with their considerable weight being offset by decent aerodynamics (for the time) and powered by the brutish High Riser 427-cid V-8. On the drag strips, though, Galaxies simply had too much heft to haul down the line. With its 115.5-inch wheelbase, a Fairlane 500 measured three and a half inches shorter than the full-size Galaxies — and weighed some 700 pounds less. Throw in a full collection of weight-cutting ideas, and the result could be promising indeed. Stuffing that 427 into position wasn’t easy, demanding an extensive reworking of the front suspension, and prefabrication of major components. Cutting weight was the order of the day, starting with the use of fiberglass for the car’s pinned-down bubble-topped hood, as well as doors and front fenders. Early T-Bolts wore fiberglass front bumpers, but aluminum went into later cars in response to a ruling by the National Hot Rod Association. Plexiglas filled rear and side window openings, but the windshield remained stock. No doubt the 1964 Ford Fairlane car was a wonderful piece of engineering.