Update: Restored Fairlane sold for charity … again
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A fully-restored and detailed 1964 Ford Fairlane generated another $1 million for charity during the Barrett-Jackson auto auction here, according to SearchAutoParts.com.
The Jan. 30 story stated that the Fairlane, which was sold last November for $700,000, was donated back by the buyer so it could be sold for charity again.
The $1.7 million raised from both sales went to the Armed Forces Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support for wounded service members and their families, the story noted.
“It was really one of the most special moments ever at Barrett-Jackson,” Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson and the car’s original owner, said in the story. “It’s important that people understand – this is not scripted; this is not made up. This really is happening. It epitomizes the culture of car collecting and the big-hearted people who are a part of it.”
The Fairlane had undergone hundreds of hours of detailing and restoration, and it was displayed in the Sherwin-Williams booth at a previous SEMA convention, the story stated.