What if we took the Fairlane body and put the 427 eight-barrel engine in it? Would that work? In 1964, Ford created the Fairlane Thunderbolt specifically for drag racing dominance, 3 inches shorter and 700 pounds lighter than the Galaxie, and handed out about 100 of them over the next two years to some of its best racers. The cars were all built off-site at Dearborn Steel & Tube, aka DST or “The Tube” in Ford-speak. This car, raced by driver Kenny Vogt for local Dearborn dealer Bob Ford, is shown at the NHRA Indy Nationals in 1964 in C/Altered, because NHRA still hadn’t figured out where the factory supercars belonged.