For Sale: 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 in Torrance, California

Vehicle Description

West Coast Classics are proud to present a very striking and unique custom built example of this very rare and desirable 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Victoria 2 Door Hardtop with a no expense build including the following specs:Engine: Big Block 428 FE V8 engine block (1969 High Nickel Casting)Cross Bolted MainsBlock relieved amp; squaredBored .030 overAlign bored amp; notched for strokeAll internals balanced amp; Blue printedReworked oil routing amp; lifter oil restrictorsEagle rods (full floating wrist pins with spiral locksEagle crank (4.24 stroke)Nitrated amp; MagnafluxedARP bolts in Roads, Mains amp; Cross BoltsChrome Moly ringsSpecial three layer rod amp; main bearings (Federal mogul)Comp cams solid liftersComp cams double roller timing chainMelling high volume oil pump - Blueprinted Moroso Racing oil filter3/8th" custom made Aluminum spacer to clear crankshaft stroke428 Super Cobra jets70CC's per cylinderDecked amp; milled, Screw in oil restrictors2.25" intake valves1.66 exhaustBronze guidesPC seals Extensive porting amp; polishing of intake amp; exhaust runners amp; unshrouding of exhaust pocketsSpecial Comp Cams Springs amp; Titanium retainersHarlan Sharpe roller rockers (1.76 ratio) on hardened Ford Motorsport shaftsHolbrook rocker spacers amp; steel shaft stanchionsOil restrictors amp; comp cams special Chrome Moly push rodsARP cylinder head studs amp; boltsHays 40lb steel flywheel with Centerforce Dual friction clutch amp; pressure plate (all balanced with assembly)Ford Motorsport Harmonic BalancerFord (OEM) Valley Pan BaffleVelocity stacks with K amp;N FilterPVC custom fabricated in Road Draft Tube Opening (back of intake)MSD Billet Magnetic Pickup Distributor with MSD 6AL Capacitive Discharge Box with soft touch rev limiter (chip)MSD Blaster 3 coilAccel 8mm wires amp; Autolite #45 plugs with cut back electrodeEdelbrock Aluminum water pump18" Flex fan (also Black Magic electric pusher fan on front of radiator for added protection, manual on/off)Powermaster 4:1 Gear Reduction starterSpecial 100 AMP chrome alternatorCrites Engineering 2" primary headers (with thermal Ceramic coating)3 1/2" exhaust Cut/outs into DynoMax Bullet mufflers with extensionsLakewood Blow Proof BellhousingFord (OEM) Clutch ForkCenterforce Throwout bearingTransmission: Ford Heavy Duty Top Loader 4 speed transmission (RUG U) froma '66 R code GalaxieRebuilt in 2004 with extra heavy duty syncro's, special 2:78 first gear amp; heavy duty bearings in all critical areasWide RatioShifter - Mr Gasket vertical Grade straight line shifter with reverse lock outRear End/Frame: Original 9" from '57 Ford (smooth back cover) narrowed to 35" Backing plate to Backing plateMoser 35 Spline axles with Ford Traction Lock differential373 gears Posi1957 rear brakes (11x2.25") with fully operational emergency braking systemSpecial custom made 35" long ladder bar suspension (fully adjustable) with Aldan coil over shocks with 200# springsWatts link for side to side stabilizationCustom built rear end mounted Pro Wheelie Bars extend to rear bumperFactory original frame to end of front doorsCustom built Pro Mod narrowed frame built from 2" x 4" box steel to rear bumper.Complete 8 point roll cage built to tie narrowed frame to original front frame. Transmission Cross Member has been fabricated to assure positive transmission location amp; stability.Front suspension is stock with the addition of Big Block Springs (1958 Fairlane)Adjustable Chassis Engineering front shocks amp; front disc brakes (manual) from Master Power Brake Systems.Front Sway bar removed and all new Urethane bushings have been installed.Steering box amp; steering column is from a 1967 Ford Fairlane (4 way hazard lights included)Tie rod ends from a 1978 Granada, Idler arm and steering link all 1957 Fairlane.Lower control arms are reinforced (Police Interceptor)Heavy Duty Ball Joints installed amp; Stainless Steel Wire tied for safety.Body: Factory 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 (car was reportedly purchased by previous owner from the original owner)Car was originally purchased new in Arizona in the spring of 1957.All steel except for custom made fiberglass hood (lift off style, weight of approximately 20 lbs)Stock steel hood may be available and supplied with the car upon request.Front fender wells removed for weight savings.Bumpers are steel and painted to match the Black body (rear bumper is from a Custom 300 series Fairlane to save weight.Stainless trim removed from door to fenders and holes leaded.Paint is Ford Black Lacquer (no Clear Coat)Custom 428 hand painted logo on doors (finishing stainless trim)Tinted glass throughoutInterior: Factory Optional soft pad dash with custom gauge pod replacing radio amp; heater controls1966 T-Bird Bucket seats (with fully adjustable slides)Floor mounted safety harness (drivers side only)Passenger safety belt onlyCustom made shifter console houses Vertical Gate ShifterRear seat is factory Ford but recovered in leather to match front seats.Factory Ford Carpet (Black)Roll cage has custom made padded coversCar has fully functional gauges, window wipers (66 Lincoln), Tach with shift light mounted on 'A' pillarRoll control amp; a Bleach system triggered by switches on shifter handleFactory door trim pads with arm restsOperational floor vents (for fresh air)Manual windows (all fully functional)Behind license plate is a battery kill switchTrunk: Fully operational amp; extensive modification for wheel tubs12 gallon fuel cell with vent (sender) centered in truck under custom made coverOptima 'Red' battery mounted ahead of fuel cell under coverTrunk is carpeted and has a clear plastic support rod mounted to hold the trunk open.Holley Blue Electric Fuel Pump with 1/2" lines with special fuel filter and regulator mounted underneath trunk on drivers side.Tires amp; Wheels: Front wheels are Weld Pro Stars 15" x 4" mounted to Mickey Thompson 8 ply 7.60 x 15 tires.Rear wheels are Weld Pro Stars 15" x 15" with 5" backspacing mounted to Hoosier Quick Time Pro 33" tall Pro mod DOT approved Cheater Slicks.Miscellaneous: Curb weight 3500 lbsWheelbase extended 3.4" to accommodate tire size amp; keep full size back seat intactDyno tested at over 500HPThis particular custom has been restored with no expense spared and with a unique and truly singular vision. Most people who own or hanker for a 1957 Fairlane 500 two door hardtop want either a fully restored showpiece or a mildly modified custom rod. This build takes a slightly different approach to say the least! How about a "Pro-streeter" thats truly streetable (right down to a full size rear seat for the kids!) with a screaming 428 BB V8 with an equal measure of 50's amp; 60's flavor blended in!This project was started with an extremely clean Arizona body car, the metal is laser straight and the Black paint shines like a mirror with the striking Copper highlights setting it off perfectly! There is a reportedly easily over 6 figure + build. The car handles surprisingly well in city driving even with the steep gearing with the power and torque of the engine channeled through the specially built heavy duty top loaded 4 speed transmission. The details of the build are enough to make your head spin and as you can tell it is a totally professionally built car, not some backyard project!If one constant for any pro street car (or truck for that matter) it is the steamroller size rear tires, stuffed behind stock wheel openings in wheel tubs huge enough to take a bath in. Whilst the first two thirds of the frame is original Ford issue, the back portion was replaced with a drastically narrowed 2x4 inch box section frame. instead of semi elliptic leaf s...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1957 Ford Fairlane 500
  • Listing ID: CC-1616039
  • Price: $69,500
  • Location:Torrance, California
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Fairlane 500
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:6295
  • VIN:D7RV116295
Listed By:
West Coast Classics
1205 Bow Ave
Torrance, CA 90501

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