1973 Ford Fairlane 500

The Ford Fairlane 500 is a saloon with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers its power to the rear wheels. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 5.8 litres. For this model it provides power and torque figures of 212 bhp (215 PS/158 kW) at 4600 rpm and 427 Nm (315 lbft/43.5 kgm) at 2600 rpm respectively. A 3 speed automatic gearbox transfers the power to the driven wheels. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1615 kg. Its maximum speed stated is 192 km/h (119 mph).

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Key facts

1973 Ford Fairlane 500 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5050 mm
How heavy?
1615 kg
What size engine?
5.8 litre, 5766 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
215 PS / 212 bhp / 158 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
427 Nm / 315 ft.lb / 43.5 kgm @ 2600 rpm
How fast?
192 km/h, 119 mph

Ford Fairlane models

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6387 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6387 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6387 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4091 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1435 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6387 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4091 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6387 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW

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1973 Ford Fairlane 500 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2946 mm 116 inches
Track/tread (front) 1537 mm 60.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1524 mm 60 inches
Length 5050 mm 198.8 inches
Width 1892 mm 74.5 inches
Height 1346 mm 53 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1615 kg 3560 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.8 litre
5766 cc
(351.863 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.9 mm
4 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 215 PS (212 bhp) (158 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output 36.8 bhp/litre
0.6 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 427 Nm (315 ft·lb) (43.5 kgm)
at 2600 rpm
Specific torque 74.05 Nm/litre
0.9 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 930.6 kPa (135 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 720.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 192 km/h (119 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 133.09 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
97.89 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
131.27 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.22 kg/kW
17.06 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID70191
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Ford Fairlane 500 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.