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Lot # FR0252

1957 Ford

Fairlane 500

Auction:
March 1-3, 2018 Spring Sale
Run Day:
Friday
Year
1957
Make
Ford
Model
Fairlane
Body Color
Blue
Interior Color
Blue
Body Style
Convertible

Frame Off Restored Fairlane 500 Convertible


Vehicle Highlights
  • New York Registration Only
  • 312 cubic inch Thunderbird V8 / 245 horsepower
  • Select-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission
  • 9-inch rear axle / 3.10 gears
  • Master Guide Power Steering
  • Correct Dresden and Starmist Blue paint
  • Select Aire climate control
  • Kenwood CD player
  • Power windows

The beneficiary of a recent rotisserie restoration, this top option Fairlane 500 is just waiting for a sunny day and manicured show field. With its Thunderbird V8, Ford-O-Matic 3-speed, Master Guide Power Steering and Select Aire climate control, it has all the right options to be the quintessential 50s cruiser. And if you're looking to add a little spice to your weekend routine, it'll take Sunday drives to a whole new level! Steal a glance at the car's glossy profile and you'll see what high quality craftsmanship truly looks like. A product of a professional, rotisserie restoration that was performed by a dedicated group of enthusiasts, its solid body was stripped to bare metal, thoroughly worked and painstakingly transformed into a collection of super straight panels. Once that intense labor resulted in good fit and finish, a smooth Dresden and Starmist Blue basecoat was sealed in durable clearcoat and buffed to a fantastic shine. And today, this Ford sits as one razor-sharp drop-top that's ready to turn heads. Tilt the car's sculpted hood and you'll find a correct, 312 cubic inch Thunderbird V8 that's fully rebuilt and dressed to impress. Introduced in 1956 as a high-end Ford and Mercury staple, this stout Y-block remained one of Dearborn's hottest factory options until late 1961. Behind that beefy mill, a stalwart Ford-O-Matic 3-speed sends power to a familiar Ford 9-inch that's fitted with an open differential and pleasant, 3.10 gears. The car's suspension remains close to its original configuration, with factory power steering complementing fresh drum brakes. And on the outside of those drums, correctly painted wheels spin G78-14 Coker Classic whitewalls around classy chrome hub caps. If you're looking for a premium example of an infinitely collectible car, this super cool Fairlane is a great choice.