SUMMARY * 312 cubic inch Thunderbird V8 / 245 horsepower * Select-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission * Correct Dresden and Starmist Blue paint * Select Aire climate control * Kenwood CD player * Master Guide Power Steering * Power windows * 9-inch rear axle / 3.10 gears ---------- Maybe it's the grille update or the sense of motion inherent in its swept styling, but there's just something about the 1957 Ford Fairlane that demands attention. Arguably the most underrated of Detroit's '50s super stars, the Fairlane sold well in its day and continues to be a staple of the collector car market. The beneficiary of a recent rotisserie restoration, this top option Fairlane 500 is just waiting for a sunny day and manicured show field. With its Thunderbird V8, Ford-O-Matic 3-speed, Master Guide Power Steering and Select Aire climate control, it has all the right options to be the quintessential '50s cruiser. And if you're looking to add a little spice to your weekend routine, it'll take Sunday drives to a whole new level! BODYWORK/TRIM Steal a glance at the car's glossy profile and you'll see what high quality craftsmanship truly looks like. A product of a professional, rotisserie restoration that was performed by a dedicated group of enthusiasts, its solid body was stripped to bare metal, thoroughly worked and painstakingly transformed into a collection of super straight panels. Once that intense labor resulted in good fit and finish, a smooth Dresden and Starmist Blue basecoat was sealed in durable clearcoat and buffed to a fantastic shine. And today, this Ford sits as one razor-sharp drop-top that's ready to turn heads for years to come. Not surprisingly, this exceptionally clean Fairlane's stylish body features a roster of cool and carefully maintained details. At the front of the car, an exaggerated egg-crate grille hangs clean headlights above simple parking lamps, a linear header emblem and a guarded bumper that bends around peaked fenders. Between those fenders, a chrome-detailed hood leads the eye to wraparound glass that's reflected by twin spot lights, cleared with bright wipers and framed in thick stainless. Below that trim, sculpted door handles, subtle fender skirts and polished rocker guards perfectly complement streamlined side sweeps, expressive Fairlane 500 scripts and small Select Aire emblems. Above those emblems, a blue vinyl roof folds to a centered decklid antenna. And behind that antenna, an intricate Fairlane badge rides inside chrome-trimmed, jet-inspired tail lights, a second wraparound bumper and classy chrome exhaust tips. ENGINE Tilt the car's sculpted hood and you'll find a correct, 312 cubic inch Thunderbird V8 that's fully rebuilt and dressed to impress. Introduced in 1956 as a high-end Ford and Mercury staple, this stout Y-block remained one of Dearborn's hottest factory options until late 1961. At the top of the bright orange mill, an Argent Silver air cleaner draws wind into big 4-barrel carburetors that are juiced by a series of stainless fuel lines. Atomized octane passes through an aluminum intake manifold to correct, cast iron heads that are topped by polished and Thunderbird-branded valve covers. At the front of those valve covers, a rebuilt generator and correct fan spin in unison as a tagged radiator keeps the block cool via pliable hoses. Spark comes courtesy of a traditional points distributor, which sequences fire between a Ford Power Punch battery, a Ford voltage regulator and fresh Ford plug wires. From its factory air conditioning and glossy black fenders to its Ford-branded oil filter, this convertible's bay presents a clean, authentic appearance. And best of all, the 245 horsepower engine fires instantly and sounds surprisingly beefy breathing through an OEM-style exhaust system. DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION At the bottom of this Fairlane, a fully sorted undercarriage houses typically over-restored floors that are bolted to lots of factory-correct compo
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