The "White Pearl" a famous 1950s custom time capsule! This is a
piece of nostalgic history that was featured in 7 rod and custom
magazines and won over 50 awards by 1960. It is in it's original,
unrestored customized condition. Famous east coast builder- John
North bought a brand new 57 Ford with the ultra rare 312 motor with
factory dual quads and made it into this custom masterpiece. The
suspension was was slammed to the ground. Body was shaved smooth of
any handles or emblems. Doors and trunk open by remote. In front it
features a tubular grill, bumperettes, center roll pan and truck
headlights. In back the bumper was replaced with a roll pan and
nerf bars. Custom tear drop taillights, of course with blue dots.
It's dressed up with dummy spotlights and thin lake pipes encased
in a molded cover. Scallops and stripes were tastefully applied on
the 16 coats of Lincoln white paint. The interior is completely
upholstered in tuck and rolled naugahyde including the floors and a
rear tonneau cover. A nonfunctional TV was put in the dash as an
added wow factor. Motor was dressed with chrome. Auto trans was
replaced with 3-speed manual floor shift. You know what, this car
drives like a dream! It shifts, accelerates and handles like a new
one. 2nd owner was famous 50s musician Gene Pitney. Currently part
of the very significant Bortz Auto Collection. Rare opportunity now
being offered to the public.
Factory dual quads
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My car was manufactured in the San Jose, California, assembly plant and the original owner purchased it from a dealer in San Jose.
One: I learned to drive on a red-and-white four-door 1957 Ford sedan with a V8 engine and three on the tree. Two: At some point in my childhood, I remember my grandfather owning a black-and-yellow ’57 Ford hardtop.
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