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YAK Car Pic of the Day



Although the Ford Fairmont may be a totally forgettable car, it did serve its purpose back in the day — the day being model years 1978-83. The square sedans and wagons marked the introduction of Ford’s new “Fox” platform, which also spawned the then-new Mustang of 1979-1993. You remember it, the one that replaced the dreaded Pinto-based Mustang II of 1974-78. Ugh. You know, although the Fairmonts weren’t remarkable in any sense, the cheaper ones did have some really clean lines — and the ’78 Fairmont was (at the time) the best-selling new car nameplate of all time, moving a whopping 460,981 cars out the door, beating the previous record which was held by the first Mustang. This blue sedan (probably a ’78 or ’79), with some not-so-clean-anymore lines, was found parked alongside a house in Lewiston.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know



  • RichardSloan

    A good portion of that sales number probably went to law enforcement