Ford Fairlane R-Code
In 1966, Ford introduced the new Fairlane and immediately, the car was a hit with customers all over America. To ensure the Fairlane continue the tradition of the massively successful Thunderbolt, Ford produced 57 specially-designed R-Code Fairlane 427 Lightweights, selling them to drag racers nationwide. Also, the regular production 427 Fairlane was available with 427 V8, but in a much more street-able specification.
The 427 was the final evolution of the Ford venerable FE block. The real output was around 650 HP and this version of the 427 Medium Riser had a 13.2:1 compression ratio, which insured big power but questionable street manners. Also, those 427 Lightweights benefitted from the fiberglass hood with a functional hood scoop, as well as the lightweight fenders, bumper, and stripped interior.