This is a very nice, driver-quality 1957 Ford Sunliner that has
been the beneficiary of a partial restoration over the last few
years. Appearance wise, it is very original, straight and true. The
Raven Black finish is in overall good condition, but does have a
few minor blemishes. A new black vinyl power softop is in excellent
shape, as is all chrome/trim. The interior is in original condition
except for rolled and pleated seating (front buckets added) and
matching door cards. The dash holds the factory AM radio, an
aftermarket AM/FM stereo and a gauge package. New carpeting is in
very good condition and the 4-speed shifter is a clean
installation. From a mechanical standpoint, this Ford has received
significant performance enhancements. Gone are the original Ford
'Y' block V8 and Ford-O-Matic, replaced with a rebuilt Ford 'Series
335' 400ci V8 and 4-speed manual transmission. The 400 engine was
derived from the 351C 'Cleveland' design in the early 1970s. It has
larger mains, a longer stroke, new cylinder heads and single
2-barrel carburetor. These motors produce high-torque at low RPMs
and were used in large, full size Ford models - a perfect upgrade
for this big '57 convertible. Five-spoke period correct alloy
wheels mount 15" BFG Radial T/A tires and the suspension appears to
be the factory configuration with the addition of HD shock
absorbers. A custom dual exhaust system is in good condition. If
you are looking Fairlane 500 Sunliner with good performance, come
drive this '57 convertible. "ALL VEHICLES SOLD "AS IS".
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