March 8, 2013
CAIRO — The Ford Fairlane was introduced in 1955 and lasted until 1971, although it went through several changes along the way. It was Ford’s full-size model and was available in six different body styles, a two door club sedan, a four door town sedan, a Victoria two door hardtop, a Sunliner convertible, a Crown Victoria or a Crown Victoria with a plastic top. In 1962, Ford made changes to its Fairlane. The company had success with the compact Ford Falcon and the slightly larger Comet, so they determined the market was right for a mid-size or intermediate car. It was revised again in 1966, as it was given a completely fresh look with stacked headlamps at the front. 1966 was also the first year that the Fairlane Convertible was offered. Ford changed little in the Fairlane’s design for 1967.
Barb and Stan Caster, of Cairo, brought their 1967 Ford Fairlane Convertible to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. They purchased the vehicle one year prior to our Cruise-In. The car came out of California, which may explain the straight body. The Caster’s say they love being able to put the top down and go for a ride. They add, “It’s like being a teenager again.”