Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
There's nothing subtle about this grocery-getter. In fact, this 1957 Ford Ranch Wagon has a mean style, custom interior, and serious 429 V8 power. So you can get the street machine look you love in legends like the Chevy Nomad, but without the stratospheric price.
This is a car that defines an era. A two-door sporty wagon has always been an attractive mix of utility and sleek style. This has the right investment in vintage elements, like new chrome bumpers, well-fitting panels, and a clean look to those jet-inspired taillights. And of course, there's plenty of attitude with the upgraded 15-inch alloys and the intimidating forward-leaning stance. The two-tone black with blue rear accents is a striking color combo. It will get plenty of respect at the stoplights, but the finish isn't so perfect that it makes you nervous to drive in traffic. Plus, this one leaves room in the budget for a respray if you want, but we kinda already like its look that goes with this wagon's mean machine attitude.
The upgraded attitude continues inside. The days of bench seats are long gone with a set of modern buckets that provide individual comfort with plenty of bolstering and fold-down armrests. You take firm command of this Ford with a wood and chrome sports steering wheel on a tilt column, a full set of crisp Dolphin gauges, and a B&M Quicksilver sports shifter. This still has a hint of vintage style with AM radio on display and the factory heat/defrost sliders in the dash. Not only do the door panels remind you of an old-school woody wagon, but the full cargo area is also nicely done with real lumber. So we bet you're already imagining spending the day at the car show with the two-piece tailgate open for a picnic-style afternoon.
You're going to want to lift the sporty forward-tilt hood wherever you park because everyone loves the look of Ford's mighty 429 cubic-inch V8 filling the engine bay. There are even quality supporting components, like new wiring, an Optima battery, and an aluminum radiator w/electric fans. Of course, what you'll really like is that this big block has the right go-fast goodies, like a Holley four-barrel carburetor and an Edelbrock intake. The dual exhaust feeds Flowmaster mufflers before exiting the sides with a nice V8 tune. The consignor states the motor was recently rebuilt, so it runs strong as it feeds the also rebuilt C6 three-speed automatic transmission. The undercarriage has a fresh look, and you have great driving features, like power steering, power brakes with front discs, and modern cruising tires.
The sale comes complete with a file of receipts documenting seven years of investments in this custom Ford. So you know you don't want to miss an all-around great deal like this, call today!
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