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1964
FORD FAIRLANE THUNDERBOLT
$269,000.00
FINANCING AVAILABLE
ESTIMATED MONTHLY PAYMENT*
STYLE
THUNDERBOLT
EXTERIOR COLOR
WIMBLETON WHITE
INTERIOR COLOR
BEIGE
VIN
4F41K167181
$269,000.00
FINANCING AVAILABLE
ESTIMATED MONTHLY PAYMENT*
STYLE
THUNDERBOLT
EXTERIOR COLOR
WIMBLETON WHITE
INTERIOR COLOR
BEIGE
VIN
4F41K167181
TECHNICAL
STATUS
ENGINE TYPE
TRANSMISSION TYPE
CYLINDERS
EXTERIOR COLOR
INTERIOR COLOR
VIN
AVAILABLE
427
4-SPEED MANUAL
8
WIMBLETON WHITE
BEIGE
4F41K167181
DESCRIPTION
This early Thunderbolt is one of the documented 100 produced and one of the few remaining examples of Ford’s all-out assault on drag racing in the 1960s. Ford delivered the Thunderbolt Fairlane 500s as K-code, high-performance 289ci, 4-speed cars. They arrived less the engine and transmission. By ordering the K-code engine, the car was shipped with larger brakes and the legendary Ford 9-inch differential. The chassis was reinforced and modified to accommodate a 427ci “high-riser” FE engine with two 4-barrel carburetors, the original steel hood and front quarter-panels were replaced with fiberglass, and a special “teardrop” hood was installed. Weight-saving measures included the elimination of many items; what remained inside the car was a single driver’s sun visor, windshield wiper and seat belt, as well as lightweight Bostrum Thinline racing seats. The Thunderbolts were also delivered with drag racing slicks as standard equipment. This particular example was delivered to Max Larson Ford in Coldwater, Michigan, on December 26, 1963, and resold on April 21, 1964, to Jack Mefford Ford in Springfield, Ohio, where it was campaigned throughout the Ohio Valley. Originally produced with an automatic transmission, this car was quickly converted to a Ford Toploader 4-speed manual. This common Thunderbolt conversion created a very competitive car in the Super Stock (S/S) classification. The current owner, whose late uncle was Ford drag racing legend Les Ritchey, purchased the car in 2015 from a collector’s estate; it had been stored in an Arizona warehouse for an estimated 30 years and the odometer indicated less than 400 miles. The vehicle then underwent a meticulous yearlong nut-and-bolt concours restoration to bring it back to “as campaigned” in the 1960s. After its restoration, the car was displayed at some major Concours d’Elegance events throughout California in 2017, garnering several Best in Class and First in Class awards, as well as the Historical Vehicle Association’s National Automotive Heritage Award at the Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours. This historically significant car comes with a Letter of Authentication from the Thunderbolt Owners Association, as well as a Ford dealer memorandum dated February 21, 1964.
TECHNICAL
STATUS
ENGINE TYPE
TRANSMISSION TYPE
CYLINDERS
EXTERIOR COLOR
INTERIOR COLOR
VIN
AVAILABLE
427
4-SPEED MANUAL
8
WIMBLETON WHITE
BEIGE
4F41K167181
DESCRIPTION
This early Thunderbolt is one of the documented 100 produced and one of the few remaining examples of Ford’s all-out assault on drag racing in the 1960s. Ford delivered the Thunderbolt Fairlane 500s as K-code, high-performance 289ci, 4-speed cars. They arrived less the engine and transmission. By ordering the K-code engine, the car was shipped with larger brakes and the legendary Ford 9-inch differential. The chassis was reinforced and modified to accommodate a 427ci “high-riser” FE engine with two 4-barrel carburetors, the original steel hood and front quarter-panels were replaced with fiberglass, and a special “teardrop” hood was installed. Weight-saving measures included the elimination of many items; what remained inside the car was a single driver’s sun visor, windshield wiper and seat belt, as well as lightweight Bostrum Thinline racing seats. The Thunderbolts were also delivered with drag racing slicks as standard equipment. This particular example was delivered to Max Larson Ford in Coldwater, Michigan, on December 26, 1963, and resold on April 21, 1964, to Jack Mefford Ford in Springfield, Ohio, where it was campaigned throughout the Ohio Valley. Originally produced with an automatic transmission, this car was quickly converted to a Ford Toploader 4-speed manual. This common Thunderbolt conversion created a very competitive car in the Super Stock (S/S) classification. The current owner, whose late uncle was Ford drag racing legend Les Ritchey, purchased the car in 2015 from a collector’s estate; it had been stored in an Arizona warehouse for an estimated 30 years and the odometer indicated less than 400 miles. The vehicle then underwent a meticulous yearlong nut-and-bolt concours restoration to bring it back to “as campaigned” in the 1960s. After its restoration, the car was displayed at some major Concours d’Elegance events throughout California in 2017, garnering several Best in Class and First in Class awards, as well as the Historical Vehicle Association’s National Automotive Heritage Award at the Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours. This historically significant car comes with a Letter of Authentication from the Thunderbolt Owners Association, as well as a Ford dealer memorandum dated February 21, 1964.
TECHNICAL
STATUS
ENGINE TYPE
TRANSMISSION TYPE
CYLINDERS
EXTERIOR COLOR
INTERIOR COLOR
VIN
AVAILABLE
427
4-SPEED MANUAL
8
WIMBLETON WHITE
BEIGE
4F41K167181
DESCRIPTION
This early Thunderbolt is one of the documented 100 produced and one of the few remaining examples of Ford’s all-out assault on drag racing in the 1960s. Ford delivered the Thunderbolt Fairlane 500s as K-code, high-performance 289ci, 4-speed cars. They arrived less the engine and transmission. By ordering the K-code engine, the car was shipped with larger brakes and the legendary Ford 9-inch differential. The chassis was reinforced and modified to accommodate a 427ci “high-riser” FE engine with two 4-barrel carburetors, the original steel hood and front quarter-panels were replaced with fiberglass, and a special “teardrop” hood was installed. Weight-saving measures included the elimination of many items; what remained inside the car was a single driver’s sun visor, windshield wiper and seat belt, as well as lightweight Bostrum Thinline racing seats. The Thunderbolts were also delivered with drag racing slicks as standard equipment. This particular example was delivered to Max Larson Ford in Coldwater, Michigan, on December 26, 1963, and resold on April 21, 1964, to Jack Mefford Ford in Springfield, Ohio, where it was campaigned throughout the Ohio Valley. Originally produced with an automatic transmission, this car was quickly converted to a Ford Toploader 4-speed manual. This common Thunderbolt conversion created a very competitive car in the Super Stock (S/S) classification. The current owner, whose late uncle was Ford drag racing legend Les Ritchey, purchased the car in 2015 from a collector’s estate; it had been stored in an Arizona warehouse for an estimated 30 years and the odometer indicated less than 400 miles. The vehicle then underwent a meticulous yearlong nut-and-bolt concours restoration to bring it back to “as campaigned” in the 1960s. After its restoration, the car was displayed at some major Concours d’Elegance events throughout California in 2017, garnering several Best in Class and First in Class awards, as well as the Historical Vehicle Association’s National Automotive Heritage Award at the Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours. This historically significant car comes with a Letter of Authentication from the Thunderbolt Owners Association, as well as a Ford dealer memorandum dated February 21, 1964.
IMPORTANT! Unless otherwise stated, buyer should assume vehicle is non-matching numbers and mileage to be non-actual. All statements contained above, including without limitation statements concerning condition, genuineness, or authenticity, origin or provenance, previous use or ownership, manufacturing or restoration processes, year or age, serial number, make model, or mileage, or any other representations regarding this vehicle are made by seller either as expressions of opinion or for ease of identification only, and they are not to be relied upon by a buyer as representations of fact. Buyer should conduct any inspections and examinations necessary to satisfy himself of all material facts before making purchase. Vehicle is sold “AS IS, WHERE IS,” with no warranty, express nor implied.
*This calculation is for demonstration purposes only. Actual interest rates, terms, down payments and monthly payments may vary and are subject to credit approval. Not all applicants will qualify.
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Saturday by Appointment ONLY.

480.306.8210
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Barrett-Jackson Showroom
3020 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Map
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5
Saturday by Appointment ONLY.

480.306.8210
Terms Privacy © 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC.