Ford Fairlane & Torino Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.

The Fairlane was introduced by Ford in 1955 as a full-size model. In 1962 it was re-engineered and introduced as an intermediate-size car to compete in the performance field.


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PAYPAL
1955
Ford Fairlanes - Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad with views of some of the different models available in this new Ford car. The ad has a picture that shows a lady driving her new Fairlane Sunliner Convertible with the top down past a couple of men who are washing their Red Custom Ranch Wagon that is parked in their driveway. Below this is another picture of a couple walking toward a Blue and White Fairlane Victoria. The ad, in an effort to boost sales, describes "America's new buying habit: Fords by the Pair".
February 1955
National Geographic
1
$8.00
View Fairlane 20

1956
Ford Fairlane Victoria - Full color two-page 19 3/4" wide x 13" ad for this powerful and stylish new car. The ad has a picture of a Red & White Two Door being driven by a family of four and a dog through the countryside as they admire the wildlife. In the background of this picture is seen a Blue Thunderbird so that the lines and styling between the two cars can be compared. There is also another view of the Red & White Interior of this car. The ad headline introduces "The NEW '56 Ford...with new 202-h.p. Thunderbird Y-8 engine and exclusive new Lifeguard Design". Each of these pages is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 7, 1955
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 18

1956
Fairlane Victoria - Full color 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" ad has a drawing of a Red and White Two-Door being driven by a happy couple on an empty highway. The ad headline claims that "It's the new '56 Ford. America's fine car...at half the fine car price.
November 1955
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 19

1956
Fairlane convertible and station wagon February 6, 1956
Life magazine
0
$7.50 View Fairlane 1

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1957
Ford Fairlane Town Victoria - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad has a photo of a Yellow and White four-door parked in a country setting so a lady in a white dress can sit next to a man who is lying on his back with a straw hat covering his face. The ad headline tells us this is the "Low-cost way to live like royalty". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of this ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 11, 1957
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 17

1957
Fairlane Club Victoria - Full color 9" x 12" ad for these well-built Fords. The ad headline calls them "America's No. 1 construction job" and has a picture of a Brown and White Fairlane 500 Club Victoria parked on a hill while three workmen peruse some blueprints and another picture of a lady in a Red and White Fairlane Club Victoria going over the rough, gravel road of a construction site. The text talks about the extra-effort put into the inner construction used on this vehicle and mentions the Rolls Royce as the only other car that uses some of these methods. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 1957
Better Homes & Gardens
0
$7.50
View 1957 Fairlane

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1962
Fairlane 500 - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the redisigned Fairlane. The ad headline claims that it is "Just right - for just about everybody!" and has a picture of a Red Two-Door parked on the beach where a young man sits trying to play his guitar while his girl-friend laughs at his efforts. The text describes it as being "a foot shorter than the big ones" yet claims that inside it is "...as roomy as some of the biggest Fords ever built". It also mentions the all-new Challenger V-8 which it calls the "world's first Economy Eight". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 24, 1961
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 29

1962
Ford Fairlane 500 - Full color 9" x 13" ad that announces that there is finally a V-8 Engine installed into a car of this size. The ad shows a Light-Colored Four-Door Fairlane flexing its muxcles and driving up a grassy hill as the couple leaves a vague house in the distance. The headline says "Right!...the first car of its kind has the first V-8 of its kind!" and the text explains that the Challenger V-8 has been "created expecially for this car by the world's largest builder of V-8's". There are more general claims made about this engine and, before everyone's hearts are beating too fast, mentions that there is still the standard Fairlane Six. It mentions that "Routine service is reduced to a minimum - only twice a year or every 6,000 miles" and describes itself as being "Right between Galaxie and Falcon".
December 22, 1961
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 34

1962
Ford Fairlane 500 - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for the car with "big-car features" and a "compact price tag". The ad has a picture of a party with a group of well-dressed young people who are hanging Japanese lights over a yard with a croquet set. There is one couple that are standing next to a Green Fairlane Four-Door and the young lady seems very impressed with her young man's choice of cars. The ad headline claims this car is "Right Size...Right Price...Right between Compacts and Big Cars".
February 2, 1962
Life magazine
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February 27, 1962
Look magazine
2
$7.50
View Fairlane 23

1962
Ford Fairlane - Full color 9" x 13" ad that compares the Fairlane to the Compacts and to the Big Cars. There is a drawing of a happy couple driving a Red Fairlane Four-Door along a treacherous road as the headline proclaims that "It's got high price written all over it - except on the price tag". The text teases us with general descriptions before getting into two columns headed "This is what Fairlane gives you that the compacts don't" and "This is what Fairlane gives you that the big cars don't". In the first category it mentions: Big-car room, Big-car ride, Big-car performance, Twice-a-year service and Fine-car luxury. In the second category it mentions: Low price, Economy, Painless parking, Handy handling and Great garaging.
March 3, 1962
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 31

1962
Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for the car that is only for people that are serious. The ad has a picture of a White two-door Fairlane parked outside of a carnival in the evening where two well-dressed people are watching the fun and enjoying cotton candy. There are additional, smaller pictures of the activities and of the outside and inside of this stylish car. The text talks about some of the selling points of this car such as the bucket sets and the fact it was powered by a Challenger 260 V-8. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 6, 1962
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 27

1962
Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe - Full color 10" x 13" ad that shows several interior and exterior views of a red two-door. The ad has a headline "This way out of the Ordinary!".
May 25, 1962
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 5

1963
Ford Fairlane Station Wagon - Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad that has a large photo of a light blue wood trimmed wagon parked near an antique shop. The ad describes the vehicle as a "Collector's Item (New middleweight wagon that handles a full size load)".
May 1963
Sports Afield
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 10

1964
Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a red two-door parked in a field full of wild flowers with a young boy gathering them.
November 29, 1963
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 6

1964
Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for the car that makes everyone happy for a variety of reasons. There is a picture of a Blue Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe with a White Top being driven down the road by a family of four. The parents are in the front seat and the two kids are in the back on the driver's side leaving a trail of soap bubbles in their wake. The text says that "Dad is smiling because our new Fairlane handles like a sports car - and its '289' V-8 costs so little extra". The it explains tha "Mom is smiling because it has almost as much room as cars costing hundreds of dollars more". Then it explains that the smiles will be short-lived because "That policeman we just passed got a big bubble right in his face".
February 7, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 30

1965
Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a photo of a smiling fireman standing across the street from his Fire Station which has a Red two-door parked in front of the open doors. The ad headline asks "What's so hot about the '65 Fairlane" and the rest of the ad gives the answer. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 29, 1965
Life magazine
0
$7.50
View Fairlane 14

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1965
Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a photo of a Light-Blue Coupe parked on a street with a smiling lady in a flight attendant's uniform standing on the lawn acting like it's her car. The ad headline asks the question we all want to have answered, "What's behind the Fairlane owner's smile?" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 5, 1965
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 16

1965
Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that does some name-dropping to help answer the question "Is Fairlane as quick as it looks?". The picture shows a Red Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe parked crossways on a dirt road with a man, in the foreground, wearing a shirt that says Cobra Powered by Ford. The text mentions that Carroll Shelby, the builder of the Cobra sports car, has called the Fairlane's 289 cu. in. V-8 option the "best V-9 ever to come out of Detroit". It then mentions a few of Fairlane's sporty optional features and claims that "Never before has so little money bought so much car".
April 2, 1965
Life magazine
0
$7.50
View Fairlane 35

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1965
Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their powerful mid-size car. The ad has a picture of a Yellow Sports Coupe parked behind a man who is wearing an airline pilot's uniform. The ad headline asks you if you know "How it feels to take off in a Fairlane" then gives you all of the details. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 21, 1965
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 22

1966
Fairlane 500 XL - Full color 10" x 13" ad explains how this vehicle is "a very beautiful solution for very practical families!" The ad pictures a greenish-blue two-door parked on a striped floor in front of a partially striped backdrop with a photo of a woman in a slim-white dress standing behind it. The headline identifies it as "Fairlane '66 - a very beautiful solution for very practical families!: and the text talks about the 13 different models available for Fairlane and urges you to "Drive one soon".
November 19, 1965
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 2

1966
Fairlane GT - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for this multi-purpose automobile. Under a picture of a Green Fairlane GT Hardtop that is occupied by a family of three is the headline "Fairlane GT - for very lively families!". The text talks about standard features which include a 390-cubic-inch V-8 and optional features like the Sport Shift automatic transmission. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 3, 1965
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 28

1966
Ford Fairlane - Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad shows a burgundy two door parked with children in it and around it with balloons floating all around. The ad headline describes this as "Family Entertainment Center: Fairlane 500".
February 4, 1966
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 9

1966
Ford Fairlane GT Hardtop - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that indicates that the perfect cure for a man who has depression is to drive a 1966 Ford Fairlane GT. The had has a photo of a Dark Blue Two-Door being driven by a couple on a tree-lined roadway with a large bottle of pills above it. The instructions on the bottle instruct a person to take a Fairlane Capsule at the first sign of depression. The ad claims that the Fairlane GT is "powerful medicine for those dull driving blues." and mentions what comes Standard Prescription with another list of what to get "If you need a more special treatment".
April 29, 1966
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Fairlane 15

1967
Ford Fairlane GT Hardtop - Full color 10" x 12" ad that discusses that this car is so special that it deserves to be sold with Stripes. There is a photo of a Red two-door with white stripes parked on a snow-covered area where the people, conveniently wearing red suits with white stripes, are taking skis off the rooftop racks. The ad headline wants you to "Show your stripes" and the text mentions a few of the different ways you can buy this car, power or economy.
February 24, 1967
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March 31, 1967
Life magazine
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March 21, 1967
Look magazine
6
$7.50
View Fairlane 13

1967
Ford Fairlane GT - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that assures you that any Fairlane that you might have chosen in 1967 would have some of the performance features of the GT's. The ad shows a man in a red sweater preparing to enter his Red two-door Fairlane GT while holding his golf bag that has the same color scheme as his car does. The ad headline tells you to "Show your Stripes" and warns us that "There's a lot of GT in every Fairlane". The ad brags about Fairlane taking first in its class in the Union/Pure Oil Performance Trials and also winning the Daytona 500. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 14, 1967
Life magazine
0
$7.50
View Fairlane 26

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1967
Ford Fairlane - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a man that is going off to work stop and lean into his Red Fairlane with white stripes along the rocker panels and kiss his wife goodbye while their daughter looks away in boredom. The ad headline says "Show Your Stripes" and, below this it says, "That GT feeling is contagious: every Fairlane has it". It then says "And every Fairlane owner knows it The feeling that comes with driving a car that was built to perform. And gives you the luxury you've always wanted. Like Stereo Tape. Engines up to 427 cu. in. Air Conditioning. Show your stripes! Pick your Fairlane sedan, hardtop convertible or wagon - soon".
April 28, 1967
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Fairlane 11

1967
Ford Fairlane - Full color 10" x 13" ad that asks you to "Show Your Stripes". Pictured in the ad is a red convertible with white stripes, a girl wearing a red jump suit with a white stripe holding a guitar with a white stripe. The headline tells you to "Ride Fairlane and tell the world you've got that GT feeling.". The text mentions some of the performance features that were available at that time. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 19, 1967
Life magazine
3
$7.50
View Fairlane 7

1967
Fairlane 427 - Full color 7 1/4" x 10 3/4" ad for the wide variety of shoes this car can fill. There is a picture of a Blue Fairlane 427 belonging to Parnelli Jones with decals and the number "115" at the drag strip. The ad headline lets us know that "The 427 Fairlane is also available without number" and shows a picture of a Blue Two-Door Fairlane. The ad text mentions some of the performance numbers for this much-in-demand engine.
June 1967
Hot Rod
0
$7.50
View Fairlane 25

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1967
Ford Fairlane Wagon - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a family having a picnic on the hood of a red Fairlane. The headline asks you to "Show Your Stripes" and introduces "That GT feeling: It runs in the Fairlane family. The text mentions many of the GT features that will be found in every Fairlane and, at the bottom of the ad, there is a side-view picture of a Red Fairlane with wood-trim. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 2, 1967
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Fairlane 8

1968
Torino GT Fastback - Full color 15" x 10 1/2" Two-Page ad for this stylish mid-sized car. The ad has a picture of a Brown Fastback that gives the illusion of being in a wind tunnel. The ad headline claims that "Ford made it hard to tell at a glance which are the competition cars, and which are the road cars. This year Torino isn't going to make it any easier!" The ad contains quite a list of specifications and options.
October 1967
Hot Rod
1
$8.00
View Fairlane 21

1968
Torino GT Fastback - Full color 7 1/4" x 10" ad for the Accomplishments of this car. There is a picture of a Green Torino with Gold stripes parked with a woman by the driver's door waving to the camera while the headline says that "The word's out...Torinos In." The text consists of simple facts; Selected Pace Car - 1968 Indianapolis 500, 1-2-3-4-5 place winner - Riverside 500 and 1968's best-selling new car!
May 1968
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 36

1971
Ford Torinos - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad for the 14 Different Models in the Ford Torino Family. The ad has a picture of a Red 1971 Ford Torino GT SportsRoof parked on a rocky beach, a Gold 1971 Torino 500 4-Door Hardtop parked outside of a small church as service is letting out and a Wood-Trimmed 1971 Torino Squire Wagon parked on grass by a wood fence as a mother adjusts her young daughter's clothes while the girl stands in the back of the wagon with the tailgate swung open like a door. The ad headline introduces "Ford Torino..Big car room..Small car handling". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 26, 1971
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 24

1971
Ford Torino - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a gold two-door parked in a field with a couple enjoying a meal next to it. The ad headline introduces "A new Torino for spring". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 30, 1971
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Fairlane 3

1972
Gran Torino 2-Door Hardtop - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a light brown Torino parked in a large field with mountains in the background and the sun setting behind them.
October 19, 1971
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 4

1972
Gran Torino Sport - Full color 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" ad that shows a red Two-door under the ad headline challenging "We expect you to say 'prove it' when we tell you Ford Torino is the year's best mid-size value. Okay. Proof:". The text delivers quite a list of items that can be considered improvements and mentions 9 Torinos to choose from.
February
1972
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May 1972
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Fairlane 12

1972
Ford Gran Torino 4-Door Pillared Hardtop - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that calls attention to their 4-door value. The ad has a picture of a Blue Ford Gran Torino 4-Door Hardtop under a picture of a father giving his young daughter a ride on his shoulders. The headline says "We built our Ford Torino to be the best 4-door value in the mid-size field. Check it out." and the text gives some of the details to check. It talks about some of the suspension and body changes and claims the sticker price is no higher than the 2-door models. It mentions that the Pillar used in the hardtop design adds structural support and provides more precise door and window fit. After telling us that there were nine new Torinos for 1972 it claims that they were "outselling every other car in the mid-size field".
June 9, 1972 &
July 7, 1972
Life magazine
4
$7.50
View Fairlane 32

1972
Ford Torino - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that gives the impression that a 1972 Ford Torino is a very good car to buy if you want to get a lot for your money. The ad has a picture of a Green Ford Gran Torino Hardtop with a black top and a smaller picture of a blonde-headed man wearing a white turtleneck sweater and a concerned look on his face. The headline says "We have a very strong respect for other people's money. The 1972 mid-size Ford Torino is very strong proof of it." The text talks about some of the features of this car and mentions improvements they made to make this year's Torino even better than last year's Torino. The ad mentions too that the Gran Torino Hardtop shown in the ad is "one of 9 new models".
July 28, 1972
Life magazine
3
$7.50
View Fairlane 33

1972
Ford Torino - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that has a Brown Gran Torino Hardtop with a Black Vinyl Roof parked at the bottom of the ad. Above this is a picture of a man sitting and looking upward into the camera under the headline "We expect you to say "prove it" when we tell you Ford Torino is the year's best mid-size value. Okay. Proof:". The ad text gives the proof by saying that "Torino has an all-new body/frame construction for strength and quiet". It then adds that "Torino is bigger inside this year" and that "Torino has a new improved rear suspension to reduce body sway and take the bite out of bumps". It then says that "Torino has new, better power-steering, if you choose, that gives you the feel of the road and quick positive handling" as well as "And Torino gives you front wheel disc brakes. Standard". And then, to finish it up, they tell us that "Torino's even built a little heavier and a little wider for a better ride and greater stability". They also mention that there are now 9 different models to choose from, including the first Gran Torino.
February 4, 1972,
March 3, 1972 &
May 26, 1972
Life magazines

$7.50
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