UPDATE: No longer for sale at the moment
For sale, ready to race for $4000, also available to rent for photo shoots, motion picture, music video or commercial work, but I will be coming along to babysit.
Have you heard about the 24 Hours of Lemons endurance racing series? Its real wheel to wheel endurance road racing for cars with a $500 retail value. This car has competed in 7 races so far and has plenty of race left in it, but I just don’t have the money or space for it due to a change in circumstances.
JUST TO BE CLEAR, THIS IS A RACE CAR & NOT CURRENTLY STREET LEGAL. I DO HAVE THE TITLE & IT IS ON A NON-OP, BUT IT CANNOT BE SMOGGED IN ITS CURRENT STATE.
Here is what you get: A solid 1979 Ford Fairmont Futura coupe complete with full roll cage & race seat, kill switch, & full gauge package. It is powered by a 200 cubic inch straight six (whose design dates back to the 1950s), backed up by a T5 out of a 2.3l late 80s Mustang, and a 7.5″ rear axle (3.73 gear & trac-loc). 5.0 Mustang GT front brakes. Spare motor. 4 16″ Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 16″ wheels, 5 Mustang 15″ wheels, and 9 tires (which should be good for at least 1 more race, though I would replace the Primewells).
The car has been lowered slightly with cut Fairmont wagon springs in the back and cut Thunderbird V8 springs in the front. The rear also sports a junkyard Mustang GT sway bar, and home made boxed lower control arms with urethane bushings in them. The front has “onion head” strut mounts moved on top of the towers and back toward the firewall, plus assorted urethane bushings as well. It is a very easy car to drive at the limit.
The current motor ran great all weekend at Buttonwillow, though it was loosing coolant somewhere, but I will change out the head gasket for whomever buys it. It has been upgraded and improved in ways its hard to explain without going into the oddities of the Ford Falcon/Mustang 6, but it likely makes more than 150hp power now. The backup motor is nearly stock.
Just bolting a 200 six to a T5 is hard to do, if you choose to swap in a V8, or 2.3 turbo just the transmission, bellhousing & flywheel can likely fetch you $500 from someone with a classic Mustang or Falcon.
If you do want to swap in a V8, or a 2.3 I have the correct K member which will go with the car.
I am willing to stay on for at least 1 race as crew chief, as long as you are staying within a day’s drive and give me a ride or pay for my gas to get there. There is still time to buy this and get into the Sears Point race in December. Craigslist ad.
Email me at Parkwood60@yahoo.com or call me at 31O-88O-O955 – Woody