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Ah! There was a FORD -----

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  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Ah! There was a FORD -----
Posted by Metalbender on Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:18 AM

You know, I remember a Nice looking 60s FORD. It was my Dad's 63. Hmmm, Smaller size but somewhat handsome in it's way. Did anyone even do a promo? Thing is I don't remember what it was called. Re-Reading some of the posts I believe it was the smaller 2dr Fairlane

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:53 AM

Don't quote me on this, but I believe there may have been an annual of the '63 Fairlane.  At least, I believe I have seen some builds of that particular model Ford.  Now as to its availability, that is another wholly different ballgame.  As is most annuals from that era, they can be a bit pricey, if you can find one.  All I can do is suggest Ebay or other sites that sell vintage models.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:01 AM

Ebay has an AMT 1963 Ford. Here you go: https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMT-1963-Ford-Galaxie-500-XL-Sports-Hardtop-model-kit-6003-1-25-scale-Opened/233546479830?hash=item36607478d6:g:jBwAAOSwPiFehTvl

It is an AMT Advanced Custom model, so it can be one of three ways. The good news, it is selling for $10.50

 

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:16 PM

The '63 fairlane was made in kit form and promo. Just checked Ebay and there are a few for sale. Good hunting.

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Posted by Metalbender on Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:43 PM

JohnnyK;

Thank you for that. Problem, the link mentions Galaxie.This was not a Galaxie it was smaller and had  T-Bird style top.

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Monday, April 6, 2020 7:21 AM

The '63 Fairlane became the '64 Thunderbolt style car.  It was the mid-size Ford to compete with the Pontiac Lemans market.  Just a bit of clarification, not trying to sound as a know-it-all.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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Posted by American185 on Monday, April 6, 2020 2:04 PM

The 1963 Fairlane 500 was available as both a promo, or as a kit. They are becoming rare, and expect to pay for it. I have a 63 promo, and the model is still in almost perfect condition. Won't ever part with it, as my mom had one !!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, April 6, 2020 3:52 PM

The 1963 Fairlane may be a tough find. Ebay has some 1966 AMT Fairlanes, but no 1963.

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