Jeff Sigler and his Cars
I came across the Fairlane at a consignment auction in Gardner. My wife’s uncle is a Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler collector/auctioneer and this car came into the auction. I am a huge Beatles fan and the car came out about the same time as St. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. I just love the “Summer of Love” color scheme. This is the first Ford I’ve owned and I’ve only had to do minor mechanical and cosmetic work on it in the past 12 years. The car was originally purchased in Illinois but that is the only record I have of ownership.
I first saw a 1961 Imperial at Smith’s Motor’s in east Lawrence about 20 years ago. I instantly fell in love with avant garde instrument panel, the self-standing headlights, and the hanging tail light, not to mention the outrageous fins. It took me another 10 years to find this one. I purchased it from a person in Wisconsin who inherited it from a grandparent in Midland, Texas. I’ve replaced the interior and had the motor rebuilt. It is one of the smoothest rides I’ve ever had.