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Bill Barnes 1966 Ford Fairlane GTA - Where's The Love?

It Takes Nothing More Than A Musclecar Aficionado To Appreciate This Child Of The '60s.

By Eric English, Photography by Eric English

The suspension was simply rebuilt to original condition, though a front disc kit from Stainless Steel Brakes was installed along with a dual-reservoir master cylinder. Would you believe discs were not an option on '66 Fairlanes-427, GT, or otherwise? This was remedied for the '67 model year.

The ubiquitous American Racing Torq-Thrust IIs look as good here as anywhere. Bill kept with the period theme by using 15x7s shod in 60-series rubber.

Other than new upholstery, the GTA's Palomino interior is largely original save for the LeCarra steering wheel, Auto Meter tach, and Secret Audio sound system. Thankfully, the GT/GTA package came standard with bucket seats and a floor console/shifter assembly-as any good factory performance package should.

The body wears its original shade of Raven Black paint, applied way back in 1989 using DuPont urethane. The scooped fiberglass hood was used on all '66 427 Fairlanes, optional in 1967-this one being a reproduction piece from Crites.

By Eric English
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