Michael Trippel's 66 Fairlane GT
· I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am 37 years old and my father gave me the car when I turned 21. It's been in the family since it was new. My dad bought it from his cousin and he bought it from Woody Sander Ford here in Cincinnati in late 66. It has just under 30,000 miles on the odo. I have tried to keep it as original as possible. It has original paint and interior. The only things I have added are the steel wheels because the hubcaps kept coming off during burnouts and traction bars. When my dad first got it he did an extensive undercoating, but put all the ford paint marks back on all the undercarriage parts and made a diagram.. It even still has the original nylon wide oval sitting in the trunk hard as a rock. The paint is fading on the the trunk and it has a lot of small nicks and scratches. When I was younger I thought about building up the motor and repainting it but I have come to realize the rarity of
unrestored cars. Now I only drive it on nice warm days to shows or cruise ins. I can't resist the urge to dust off a rice burner now and then but come to my senses and remember how hard it is to stop with 4 wheel drum no-power brakes. I have three boys now and am planning to pass it on to them when they can appreciate it.