This 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 strikes that perfect balance between
barn find and cool cruiser. You'll turn heads everywhere with the
great two-tone paint, but the real interesting part is when you
lift the hood and everyone see the exceptionally original condition
of the big block V8.
1958 was a great year for the Fairlane coupe. It carries a lot of design cues from its square Thunderbird relative, but the larger coupe gets a few distinctive round touches such as the c-pillar, fender skirts, and arched tail-fins that run the entire back half of the car. The new aggressive styling features quad headlights, and for this year only, a hood scoop. Because this is a top-of-the-line Fairlane 500 model, the amount of chrome on this coupe can just about be described in acres. The most impressive piece of this brightwork is the special strip that runs the length of the car and contains a gold insert. It separates the Seaspray Green from the Silverstone Green. In fact, with the light green on the roof too, this could almost be called a tri-color car. It shines nicely thanks to a respray of the factory color about halfway through this coupe's life.
Inside is a similar situation. The seats have been reupholstered, but it is in the correct two-tone light and dark green vinyl. It appears just like the factory made, but this is much more clean and comfortable. Everything else appears to be original, which is something rarely seen anymore, especially on the carpet and headliner. But what's most impressive is the dashboard. You really don't see them in this well preserved condition because over time knobs, buttons, and the hard to find chrome trim goes missing. That's what makes this car such an attraction to enthusiasts.
We're especially keen to call this a survivor by what's under the hood. The exterior has been restored to factory standards, but the engine bay and its 332 cubic-inch V8 looks like it has only been touched to maintain it as a strong runner. You'll be amazed at how many people at car shows will skip over the chrome kings just to have a peek at this highly original V8. This would be the perfect time to take out the pictures of this car when it was found in a barn (yes, it's a real-deal barn find!) This time capsule is a genuine driver with a two-speed automatic transmission, and a 4.11 rear end to make it easy to get-up-and-go from every stop sign.
This is one of the most interesting vintage coupes you can pick up for the money. The exterior brightwork is beautiful, but the engine steals the show. People will marvel as you go through items like the photobook and original owner's manual. This is the classic for someone who likes to attract all the right kind of attention. Call today!!