The 1958 Fairlane body lines has been freshened up with a similated hood scoop, revised grill and two head light per side configuration, but the biggest changes are mechanical. There is a new three speed automatic transmission added to the options list alongside the basic three speed manual and the two speed automatic. The basic engine offer is now a new generation 292 CID (4.78 L) putting out 205 hp (153 kW) with the two barrel or upgrading to the new 332 CID (5.4 L) will give 240 hp with the base two barrel or the "interceptor" 4 barrel version develops 265 hp. The ultimate power for '58 is an all new 352 CID (5.77 L) "interceptor" V8 producing 300 hp (224 kW)
Vehicle shown 332 CID V8 2 Speed Automatic
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Great looking Gold paint with black vinyl interior. Under the hood, you will find a 350 CID engine bored to 355 CID with a Edelbrock 650 CFM 4 bbl carb. Also comes equipped with an Aluminum manifold, headers and a new Flowmaster exhaust. The interior features black vinyl, a tach steering wheel, Vintage Air AC system, AM/FM radio, CD player, power brakes, power steering, seat belts, vinyl interior, radial tires with 17" aluminum wheels...
The 1966 Fairlane is available with a full range of body styles including the Rancharo or a convertible. The two coupe version could be an entry level model with the "B" pillar behind the drivers door or the high trim pillar-less two door hard top-looking a lot like the convertible shown here. Standard equipment engine this year is a K code 289, but there is a six cylinder on the option sheet and a 390 CID FE V8 for the power option. Mid-year the R-code 427 coupled to a four speed manual transmission is added to the options sheet as well.
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