1957 Ford Fairlane

Streetside Classics-Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL



Year 1957
Mileage 96651
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Ford
Model Fairlane

Fairlane 1957

Title Status --
Exterior Color Raven Black
Interior Color Black/White


This 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner has a factory-correct coordinated total package inside and out. So it's nice to see it take extra effort to keep the right vintage pieces. But it also has the right period-correct upgrades, like a continental kit, manual overdrive, and dual-quad V8 power. So it's exactly what you want when shopping for a cool-cruising drop-top classic.

The trim tag tells us this was born a desirable Raven Black car. It was given a quality respray later in life, which means it retains an extra dose of sunshine-friendly gloss. And when you have bright and wide whitewall tires on a classic like this, it really has the overall appeal of a tuxedo. Plus, like the best formalwear, this Sunliner has all the best accessories. The correct hood ornament, extra-wide grille, and wraparound chrome bumpers are like the premium cufflinks and Rolex watch with this tuxedo. And we especially love how the sweeping side trim with gold insert adds to the upper-class feeling while also showcasing the straightness of the sheet metal. And details like the fender skirts and continental kit make this an even longer and sleeker cruiser.

The black convertible top has the crisp look of a recent investment, so it looks great when in place. But with the flip of a switch, it powers down to reveal even more of the two-tone you'll love. While the interior was born with a black and white presentation, you do see some more recent investments in places like the seats. Just like the exterior, the two colors are expertly blended, and supplemented by plenty of bright trim. And because all the best components have the look of originality, you're going to love showing this off to other enthusiasts. But more than just a car to look at, this is meant to be enjoyed on the open road. That's why you'll love the clear factory gauges and the grip of the classily thin steering wheel. They are joined by well-integrated upgrades like a retro-style AM/FM stereo (it will need servicing) and a handy tach.

Tilt the hood forward to show off an impressive engine bay. This was born a D-code machine, which was called the 312 cubic-inch "Thunderbird Special" in 1957. So those valve covers have been earned. But Ford fans know the double-hump in the air cleaner means something extra special. This is set up like an E-code car with dual Holley four-barrel carburetors. There's even a set of headers feeding the dual exhaust. This is a powerful package, and you control it fully with the three-speed manual transmission. But as a true comfortable cruiser, they also gave you a manually engaged overdrive. And in power steering, a modern tread behind the classic whitewalls, and a nice ride all come together for a great classic cruising drop-top.

Complete with owner's manual, this dual-quad Ford looks like formalwear, and so you need to take it for a night on the town. Call today!!!


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