Wednesday, July 11, 2018

They See Me Rollin: 1981 Ford Fairmont Futura 351W

A stock 80s Ford Fairmont 2-door won't get your blood pumping even in the sweet fastback-ish Futura trim (similar to a Mercury Zephyr Z-7...if that helps).  Even the healthiest 5-liter V8 version only pushed 139 horsepower at a leisurely 3600 rpm...but that's nothing that a crate motor swap won't fix.  Find this 1981 Ford Fairmont Futura 351W offered for $8,500 in Detroit, MI via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1981 Ford fairmont 
condition: good 
cylinders: 8 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
paint color: black 
size: mid-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: coupe 

Sellong my 81 fairmont futura, 351w roller motor, fuel injected, 8.8 rearend with 4.10 gears. 5 speed trans, 5 lug conversion.

See a better way to get your license suspended?


  1. This right after the ElCo-ized 240d compels me to mention that these always looked like somone had converted a Ranchero to a coupe.

    Some guy at Ford: We just got a shipment of 60,000 Ranchero doors instead of 6,000! What will we do?
    Some other guy at Ford: Hold my martini and watch this!

  2. Getting closer to Men in Black! I like it. Bet it is quick

  3. That thing must just leap off the line if you can get it to hook up with those 4.10 gears.

  4. Thats a lot of fun for $8500. Only change I would make would be to switch the dog dish hubcaps to fake wire wheels. It looks like a cop car and you want it to look old man car. Up until the time the smoke starts pouring off the back tires...


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