1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Convertible For Sale in Chicago. The 1957 models retained a single-headlight front end like their predecessors, but were unmistakable with their long flanks and tailfins. A plethora of trim lines was introduced, starting with the base "Custom", "Custom 300", "Fairlane", and top-line "Fairlane 500". The two Custom lines used a 116 in wheelbase, while the Fairlanes had 118 in between the wheels. Options on this 57 Ford are 292 202 hp V8, 2-spd Fordomatic automatic transmission, factory clock and temperature gauge, power convertible top, AM radio, Cigar lighter, 14" wheels and factory hubcaps with Goodyear whitewall radial tires, fender skirts, and a nice Black and White vinyl interior. The power top works great, and this convertible runs great! The current owner has owned this 57 Ford for 25 years. The mainstream Ford line of cars grew substantially larger for 1957, a model which lasted through 1959. The Crown Victoria with its flashy chrome "basket handle" was no more, and the acrylic glass-roofed Crown Victoria Skyliner was replaced by a new model, the retracting-roof hardtop Skyliner. The new chassis allowed the floor to be placed much lower, which in turn led to a lower and longer look overall. The major component of this chassis was a differential whose pinion gear was exceptionally low relative to the axleshafts, lower than in conventional hypoid differentials. This 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Convertible can be seen at www.gatewayclassiccars.com, and is located in our Chicagoland Showroom, which can be reached at 708 444 4488.
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