Blue Beauty: 1966 Ford Fairlane 390 GTA Convertible – SOLD!

by | Oct 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

October 27, 2021 Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

In the back half of the 1960s, Ford offered GT and GTA models in Mustangs and Fairlanes. The difference between the two was transmission choice: GTs featured manual transmissions, while GTAs came with an automatic.  Restyled for 1966 with stacked headlights and available with a 390 cubic inch V8, the Fairlane GTA looked and performed a lot like the Pontiac GTO is competed against.  We just came across this all-blue 1966 Ford Fairlane 390 GTA convertible originally listed in October 2021 on Craigslist in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Currently offered at $35,000, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their GTA priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $30,900 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $42,700. We do note however that those estimates are based on a manual transmission, hardtop version as oddly enough, Hagerty does not list values for GTA convertibles currently.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $31,800 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $45,600.  This guide shows prices for coupes and convertibles to differ by only five hundred dollars.

Hemmings Writer Jeff Koch provides a great overview of the 1966-1967 Ford Ford Fairlane in this Buyer’s Guide you can read here.

The US Auto Industry YouTube Channel features this great 1966 Ford Fairlane commercial:

The seller does not indicate whether their Fairlane is a survivor or a restored example.  Additionally, you’ll need to ask for pictures of the interior as they are currently not provided in their listing. 

Here’s the seller’s description:

“All new brakes
New Distributor
Rebuilt Transmission
New Griffin Radiator & Fans
All-new wheel Bearings rear
New timing gears & chain
New water pump

Show or go: what would you do with this 1966 Ford Fairlane GTA convertible?  Comment below and let us know!


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