Atlas HO & N 1978 Ford Fairmont Sedan

The Ford Fairmont was an rear wheel drive compact car introduced in 1978 and sold through 1983 in North America.

As the first vehicle built off the Ford Fox platform, the 1978 Ford Fairmont replaced the Ford Maverick. This platform would serve as the foundation for several other models such as the Thunderbird, the 1981-82 American Ford Granada and the 1979-2004 Mustang.

Three body styles were introduced with the release of the Fairmont--coupe, sedan, and wagon. The 1978 Fairmont set the record for production of a new model, defeating the record that was previously held by the 1965 Mustang, making it quite the rousing success for Ford. The Fairmont was an efficient combination of passenger room and cargo space for its size, garnering praise in the automotive media and drawing comparisions with competing Volvo and BMW models.

At its introduction, the Fairmont was equipped with two headlights, though this was later remedied in 1981 where the number was upped to four. A variety of engines were available, including a 2.3 L four-cylinder, 3.3 L (200 cu in) six, and 255 cu in and 302 cu in V8s. A turbocharged four-cylinder version was planned for 1980 but never made it to production.

Coming in a range of prototypical colors, these vehicles will look right at home parked in front of our garage kits, out on the streets of your layout, or, for layouts based in late 1977 or 1978, as loads on open auto racks.

These models are officially licensed by the Ford Motor Company®.

Features:

  • Side view mirror
  • Head and tail light glazing
  • Interior detail
  • Simulated rubber tires
  • Under carriage detail

Ford Trademarks and Trade Dress used under license to Atlas Model Railroad Co., Inc.

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Item# Description
August 2010
HO 1978 Ford® Fairmont Sedan
30 000 003 Undecorated
New Colors!
30 000 048 Dark Brown Metallic
30 000 049 Medium Jade Metallic
30 000 050 Medium Blue
Back by Popular Demand
30000004 Black
30000005 Bright Russet Red
30000006 Dark Blue Metallic 
30000008 Silver Metallic
N 1978 Ford® Fairmont Sedan (Two Cars Per Unit)
60 000 003 Undecorated
New Colors!
60 000 049 Dark Brown Metallic
60 000 050 Medium Jade Metallic
60 000 051 Medium Blue
Back by Popular Demand!
60000004 Black
60000005 Bright Russet Red
60000006 Dark Blue Metallic 
60000008 Silver Metallic
March 2008
HO 1978 Ford® Fairmont Sedan
30 000 003 Undecorated
30 000 015 Creme
30 000 016 Dark Jade Metallic
30 000 017 Medium Chestnut
30 000 018 Polar White
30 000 019 Russet Metallic
N 1978 Ford® Fairmont Sedan (Two Cars Per Unit)
60 000 003 Undecorated
60 000 015 Creme
60 000 016 Dark Jade Metallic
60 000 017 Medium Chestnut
60 000 018 Polar White
60 000 019 Russet Metallic
June 2007
HO 1978 Ford® Fairmont Sedan
30000003 Undecorated
30000004 Black
30000005 Bright Russet Red
30000006 Dark Blue Metallic 
30000007 Light Chamois
30000008 Silver Metallic
N 1978 Ford® Fairmont Sedan (Two Cars Per Unit)
60000003 Undecorated
60000004 Black
60000005 Bright Russet Red
60000006 Dark Blue Metallic 
60000007 Light Chamois
60000008 Silver Metallic