Richard B 1964 Ford Fairlane 500

The Family Fairlane

1964 Ford Fairlane 500

Built during the week of May 25th to May 30th, 1964 at Ford Motor Company's Oakville, Ontario assembly plant.

- 289 8cylinder engine with a dual range C4 automatic transmission

- Wimbledon White & Twilight Turquoise exterior paint colours * Ivy Gold interior trim colour

- List price was$2406.00 * 86,919 vehicles of this model year built in North America

- This 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 was purchased "brand new" off the lot by John William "Willie" Mathews on August 15, 1964 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

"Willie" was a service employee at Sterling Ford Motors located on High Street West in Moose Jaw for approximately 12 years. Upon his retirement, Willie purchased this Fairlane brand new from the dealership.

Sterling Motors 1961, Willie Mathews 3rd from left, top row.

Willie was very proud of his Fairlane and drove it daily until his passing in 1975 at the age of 77.

His wife "Peg" drove the Fairlane until her passing in 1981 at which time the car was left to her son John Mathews. The car had 36,000 original miles on it.

In the early 1980's, John did some body work and gave the car a new paint job, but the interior remained untouched. It was John's dream to restore the car and get collector plates for his father's car.

John Mathews passed away in 2003 and in 2004 the Fairlane was transported from Elkford, BC to Quesnel, BC. It is now owned by Richard and Dana (Mathews) Bouchard, granddaughter of the original owners.

The body was completely restored and painted in 2009 by Jeff Boyd of Klassic Plus Autobody, Quesnel, BC

The Fairlane has been in the family since new and has sentimental value attached to the car, therefore, it will never be for sale.

Nine years and $40,000.00 later, we are proud to say that collector plates have been obtained on August 15th, 2013!

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