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Video: Ford Fairlane 500 – 7 litres of thunder

Submitted by on July 23, 2012

Ford Fairlane 500

“We’re planning to race some more endurance races, to see whether we can beat the GT40s and lightweight e-types again.”

It may not look like it, but this 7-litre saloon can take it to a Ford GT40, and win.

In 1964, Fireball Roberts steered his ’64 Ford Fairlane to second place in the Daytona American Challenge Cup race, just behind the Scarab Mk IV Chevrolet of A.J. Foyt. He was ahead of Porsche 904s and 718 RSs, Ferrari 250LMs and a whole host of lithe and aerodynamic sports racers.

This one-of-a-kind FIA-sanctioned historic racer is a Holman Moody-built continuation of that incredible machine, and races today in the GTP class at historic events. The video sees it take to the famous Goodwood Circuit before stopping in to chat with its owner to find out a little more about the car and what it’s like to drive.

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