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February 13, 2019

By: Jonathan


Fast N’ Loud‘s Fairmont ‘Drift Car’ Hits Marketplace

This maybe no Ferrari F40, but it nevertheless carries the Gas Monkey name and if the F40 auction was any indication this week, that can be quiet valuable. So if you’re in the market for a piece of Gas Monkey and Fast N’ Loud history, look no further than this Facebook Marketplace ad for our 1978 Ford Fairmont.

But wait! This build doesn’t even need to set you back any cash, the owner is looking to trade for a “4 wheel drive truck or sports car and atvs.” It’s hard to really say what’s next for the current owner as a truck and sports car are two different beasts, but you better be damn sure he’s getting some ATVs out of the deal. We’re not sure the current condition of the car, but when it left here it had over $40,000 worth of parts put into it with the build emphasis on being able to drift the car.

In fact, we went back and dug up our original eBay listing:

1978 Ford Fairmont “Drift Car.” A very unique piece of machinery built by the world famous Gas Monkey Garage on the hit show Fast N’ Loud. Well over $40,000 to duplicate this build. We started with a clean & solid 1978 Ford Fairmont, flared the front & rear fenders to accomodate 20X8 & 20X10 Savini rims w/245/35 20 & 285/30 20 Nitto tires. Installed an ’86 Mustang 5.0 w/ an E cam, Edelbrock Air Gap Intake, 750 Demon 4bbl carb exhausting through a custom system built with a crossover pipe & Flowmasters. Power transfers through a ’86 Mustang T5 transmission w/short throw shifter to a Mustang 8.8 Posi unit w/4:10 gears & c clip eliminators. We installed Hotchkis lower trailing arms,solid upper mounts on the rear axle,adjustablle upper strut mounts, KYB shocks and over sized sway bars front & rear. Then we upgraded the brakes to an Aerospace 5 lug Disc conversion w/dual rear calipers (second caliper actuated by Wilwood hand lever) to induce oversteer for drifting. Built a custom full roll cage w/door bars,installed Corbeau race seats w/ 4 point race harnesses and installed additional gauges & a large tach w/shift indicator. Then for a unique look we had a Chrome vinyl wrap applied to the exterior w/ custom Gas Monkey Garage graphics and a killer hood ornament (see all pics!) This is a killer car for track events (you can’t build anything near this competitive for the reserve price) that is street legal and can be driven everyday in comfort and style with cold A/C & a Pioneer Super Tuner am/fm/cd unit.

If you happen to be the one that parts with your truck, sports car AND atvs for this hit us up and let us know how she’s running these days.

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