1957 Ford Fairlane 500 For Sale
Concord, North Carolina
The 1957 Fords were an exceptionally distinctive year with exclusive styling touches. So when you can find a Fairlane 500 hardtop that's complete, right down to what is believed to be, the correct 312 V8, it also has a few cool upgrades, then you know we're offering it at an irresistible price.
The impressiveness starts with the paint. The two-tone light blue and white is a modern paint interpretation of a factory color combination that was added during a comprehensive restoration. Workmanship is quite good with the stainless trim along the separation line remaining complete. This full-length silver and gold streak needs truly straight sheet metal for it to make this kind of stellar impression over the whole body. Plus, the '57s had an exclusive headlight design that has an almost frenched look right from the factory. But arguably, the best ornamentation is saved for the rear. Those jet afterburner-style taillights gave the Fairlane some of the Thunderbird's flair. Speaking of added style, this one has additions like the half chrome headlights and iconic Cragar SS wheels _ both period-correct upgrades you would have done back in the day to make this cool Ford standout even more.
Inside, the same color theme continues with white vinyl seats and comfortable blue cloth inserts. The way this coordinates with the carpeting, door panels, headliner, and dash gives you a uniform presentation that you'll be proud to show off. The view from behind the wheel is pure 1950s cool. Ford's arching instrument panel is a great-looking piece of industrial design, and it comes complete with plenty of bright trim to accentuate the dash. But while this looks accurate, right down to the heat/defrost sliders, you'll also notice some cool upgrades. Just like the exterior, this goes for the classic custom look with cool features like a vintage tach mounted on the steering column as well as a Melody 2500 record player mounted below the dash (when was the last time you saw one of those???)
Underneath the sporty forward-latch hood is the 312 cubic-inch V8 _ the correct motor for this D-code coupe. It was known as the 'Thunderbird Special' in '57, and so those valve covers have been earned. And in fact, the consignor believes this is the original motor for the car. Topped with a four-barrel carburetor, it delivers smooth performance and plenty of torque to move the big coupe without working very hard. And the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission not only provides period-correct fun, but also it keeps you in complete control of this V8. Add in the Fairlane's legendary comfortable ride and modern Michelin tires, and you've got the recipe for a great cruiser.
Complete with owner's manual, service manuals, and title documentation, you're looking at a cool Fairlane that's at a great price. Don't miss out on this classic coupe, call today!
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