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RealRides of WNY - 1965 Fairlane

December 2, 2020

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Fairlane

Passing through downtown Sanborn one day in October, I looked off to the side of the road and spotted this 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 (in Champagne Beige) sitting in a parking lot. Even though Ford produced 20,506 of them, I rarely saw one back in the day and never (well, except this once) run across one now. This one has the optional luggage rack ($45.40) and power tailgate window ($32.30). I don’t see a radio antenna anywhere though. Did the original owner take a page out of my Dad’s book (saving the princely sum of $58.50) and buy this thing with a piece of plastic on the dash where the optional radio would have gone? (see the one in the inset with the word “FORD” on it) Oh, the horror!

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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