|My Fairlane, shortly after I got it.|
|Fairlane as I last saw it while my name resided on the title, right before I went off to live in Milwaukee and left it at my parents' house in MN.|
|The sad shot that was e-mailed to me at college of my car being dragged away.|
Armed with this knew knowledge and the image of what this car could look like with some help...
Back in high school, I used to go and get parts from a Mustang restoration shop in the next town. That place always had tons of awesome parts cars sitting out front. While I still had the Fairlane, I saw a rundown '58 Fairlane wagon in the lineup out front, and in my classic 17-year-old style, I had this awesomely amazing idea: Why not get a collection of Fairlane wagons!?! I asked the guy who's car it was, and he directed me to his brother who, conveniently, worked there too. He said I could buy it after he pulled some parts off of it. I don't remember the price, but unlike my 17-year-old self, I realized that that was a bad idea (unlike the time I bought a '72 Mercury Monterey out of some guy's grove almost 2 hours from my house, realized I didn't have the gear or funding to bring it home and it wasn't worth it, and left it there to keep rotting). Now that I may very well be re-acquiring my '64, I'm starting to think I should find a '58, and rat rod it. A Courier would be way more awesome though.
|Picture this in white and pink instead and pulled out of a leaky shed after 45 years, and that's what I tried to buy.|
|Not the car in question|
|This website also makes a good case for the drag car look: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=254862|