The 1957 Fords were an exceptionally distinctive year with
exclusive styling touches. So it's great to see this Fairlane 500
hardtop looking so classic on the outside. But beneath the skin is
a restomod with an air ride suspension, loaded A/C interior,
four-wheel disc brakes, an overdrive transmission, and a
multi-valve fuel-injected V8 that makes some Mustangs jealous.
This is the perfect coupe to draw everyone in at the car show. It
looks pretty stock at a first glance, and this is arguably one of
the sleekest classic Ford styles around. It was the debut of big
tailfins. Plus, the single headlight design used in '57 has an
almost frenched look. The impressiveness continues with the paint.
The two-tone red and white is an era-correct color combo that has
the good look of a quality application. The silver and gold streak
down the side is part of what made these Ford look so premium, and
at the same time, it showcases the straightness of the sheet metal.
And you'll love all the other defining features, like the
pillarless hardtop profile, dual front spotlights, rear fender
skirts, and bright chrome bumpers. And while the whitewall tires
add to the vintage style, the upgraded Boyd Coddington wheels start
to hint at the upgrades within.
The interior starts to give more clues about the full upgraded
nature of this one just because of all the amenities it offers.
This includes cold-blowing air conditioning, power front windows,
and air ride controls. But this one never likes to be too obvious
about the upgrades. For example, the classic AM radio is on
display, but you use a remote to access the AM/FM stereo with CD
changer. And while the seats have a classic look, the front was
built for exceptional comfort. That's why you have individual power
adjustments, a fold-down armrest, and even heated seats. Oh yes,
this is made to be a comfortable cruiser. That's why your
wood-rimmed Grant sports steering wheel is also on a tilt
Lift the sporty forward-tilting hood to give everyone a big
surprise. This is Ford's 4.6-liter V8 Modular V8. In fact, it's the
ultra-desirable DOHC 32-valve version that was reserved for
specialty cars like the Ford Mustang SVT Cobra. This fuel-injected
powerhouse provides the right kind of upgrade for added power and
reliable delivery. And it wasn't just the motor that was expertly
fitted in this Fairlane. They also borrowed the four-speed
automatic transmission to provide powerful kick-downs and
comfortable overdrive cruising. So it feels like a terrific
cruiser-ready package for trips near or far. That's why you also
have power steering and four-wheel power disc brakes. And
everywhere you arrive, you'll love dialing in the ideal stance from
the adjustable air ride suspension.
Complete with a restoration photo book, this is the kind of
thorough custom build we all want to do, but this one already has
all the hard stuff expertly done. So picking up this fuel-injected
Fairlane means skipping ahead to the fun of driving and showing.