Published: 05/16/2018 12:05:50 PM
About: White/Red Exterior, Black Vinyl Interior, Automatic, 312ci V8
RCC Motors is pleased to offer this 1957 Ford Fairlane 500. The 1957 models retained a single-headlight front end like their predecessors, but were unmistakable with their long flanks and tailfins. A plethora of trim lines was introduced, starting with the base "Custom", "Custom 300", "Fairlane", and top-line "Fairlane 500". The two Custom lines used a 116 in wheelbase, while the Fairlanes had 118 in between the wheels. A new car/pickup truck hybrid based on the short-wheelbase chassis was also introduced, the Ranchero.
The 223 CID OHV Straight-6 continued, now with 144 hp. The V8 lineup included a 272 CID Y-block making 190 hp a 292 CID Thunderbird version making 212 hp , a 312 cubic inch V8 making 245 HP and a supercharged 312 CID Thunderbird Special making 300 hp , and designated "Police Interceptor" on the glove box. A dual 4 barrel version of the naturally. aspirated (non-supercharged) 312 cubic inch V8 rated at 270 HP (some sources report 285 HP) was reportedly available, although that engine option was not listed in most Ford sedan factory literature and is more commonly associated with one of the optional Thunderbird engines. This option was dubbed "E code" and featured a unique camshaft, cylinder heads, intake manifold and various other performance enhancements. It came standard with the deep-dish steering wheel. The radio became transistorized. There were lights for the generator and oil instead of gauges. The controls became recessed for more safety (the Lifeguard safety package was still available).
A new frame was used for the 1957 Fords. It moved to perimeter rails out, so that they would fully envelope the passengers.
This model was very successful, being the best selling car in America, overtaking arch rival Chevrolet for the first time since 1935.
The Ford Fairlaine 500 offered here has been well maintained, restored as needed and drives great. It is equipped with power steering, power brakes and the Thunderbird Special 312ci V8. It was built February 22nd 1957. It is a great all around driver ready for local shows and the open road. It also has a freshly rebuilt motor.