Army Specific: N/A.
Historical: In 1962, a new, light weight 221
cubic-inch V8 was built using a process called thin-wall
casting. The 221 was referred at to as the 'worlds first
economy eight'. Later, the engine was increased to 260
cubic inches and then 289 cu in. Half-way through the
year, Ford introduced the Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe. The
vehicle featured bucket seats and an option for a 260
cubic-inch V8, which was actually a modified version of
the light-weight V8. The vehicles could be assembled in
either three speed manual or 'Fordomatic Drive' automatic
Se also Ford Fairlane 1965.
Engine: Own V8-cylinder, 3.917 ccm3 (239 cubic
inches) displacement, carburettor, liquid cooled.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: N/A.