West Coast Classics are proud to present a beautifully restored and great daily driving and completely rust free example of this very rare and desirable fully loaded 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner Convertible factory ordered with the optional, rare and very desirable upgrade of the Big Block 'High Power Option' of the 352 CID 'Thunderbird Interceptor Special' 4 BBL 300HP 10.2:1 Compression Ratio V8 engine with dual exhausts and with factory specifications and desirable options including Cruise-o-matic automatic transmission, 'Shift-Sure' Power Brakes, 'Master-Guide' Power Steering, Power soft top, Magic air heater and defroster, 'Frigiking' air conditioning, AM radio, Electric clock, full wheel covers, white sidewall tires, rear fender skirts and the rare factory Continental kit! This particular example has been restored as required over the years with beautiful original 'Style Tone' 'Raven Black amp; Sun Gold over Colonial White' color paint with a matching 'Colonial Soft-Textured Vinyl amp; Black/White/Gold Whipcord Embossed' interior and this is a car which was has obviously always been garaged and well maintained. The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents - obviously a garaged and cherished car since new. The car has a beautiful and new 'Colonial White' power soft top and tonneau boot cover and a striking Chrome Continental Kit! The car's original 'FE' Big Block 352 4 BBL 'Interceptor' V8 engine is extremely strong and powerful and sounds absolutely magnificent and the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears. The car boasts power brakes and power steering, a power top and factory heating and air conditioning. All the chrome was obviously recently removed and re-chromed.This car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be believed - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the car has four virtually new white-wall tires and new hub caps from 1959 but with its original '58 hubcaps still in the trunk! Please note that the car also boasts its original trunk lining, an extremely rare and unusual occurrence as you will no doubt agree, and simply further proof of its rare originality! Ford received a fairly heavy handed facelift for 1958 with quad headlights and tailights, a larger chrome front bumper and grille, dummy hood scoop and new bodystyle trim. The 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner Convertible cost only $400 less than it's sibling, the world's first production retractable hardtop-convertible, but what an expensive $400 that cost would prove to be for the retractable owner! Stylists did their best to provide enough room for what seemed like a good idea at the time but the engineering to get that huge retractable roof to slide back into the trunk area proved just too complicated with too much to go wrong! Nevertheless both models earned their 'Milestone car status' and today the less complicated, and to many enthusiasts, more attractive 'Sunliner' model, is highly sought after by Ford collectors internationally, especially loaded models like this with the highly desirable top-of-the-line Big Block 'Grand Daddy' 352 cid 'Thunderbird Interceptor Special' H.O. 4BBL 300HP V8 enginen with dual exhausts. This is a rare opportunity to own a beautifully restored as necessary over the years of an otherwise very stock and original Long Beach, CA built in August 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner Convertible. It is a great daily driving example in very fine original condition throughout with it's original highly desirable 352 V8 300HP engine and loaded with virtually every desirable factory option of its day apart from power windows and seats!
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