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The Pick of the Day is a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 listed on the market on ClassicCars.com by a personal vendor in Athens, Georgia. (Click on the hyperlink to view the itemizing)
Noteworthy behind this Fairlane’s two-tone physique is a continental equipment (so-named after the 1939 Lincoln that first made it widespread) with a swing-away spare tire in a tough color-matched enclosure. However nearer inspection of the itemizing reveals that the trunk itself additionally accommodates an extra spare. Isn’t it attention-grabbing how automobiles over time went from full-size spares, to compact “donut” spares, and now typically don’t include a spare tire in any respect? Instances have modified.
“Body-off restoration about 20 years in the past,” the itemizing states. This Fairlane’s exterior affords numerous eye-candy along with the continental equipment, together with rear fender skirts and plenty of brightwork.
The Fairlane first launched in 1955 because the flagship of the Ford model lineup, and it was supplied in varied configurations over its lifetime together with hardtops, sedans, convertibles, and station wagons. Two years after its introduction, the styling obtained aesthetic modifications, and a top-trim “500” mannequin was added. The coupe-utility Ranchero model with a pickup-style mattress debuted that very same 12 months, and Ford was on a roll. Based on Motor Pattern, 1957 marked the primary time since 1935 that Ford outsold Chevrolet.
Energy for this two-door hardtop is sourced from a 312cid V8 that’s fed by a four-barrel carburetor and identified in fanatic communities because the “Thunderbird Particular.” The vendor states that the motor obtained a contemporary $4,000 rebuild. Together with that, the spark plugs, wires, gas pump, coil, heater hose, gas sending unit, transmission fluid, and engine oil have been all changed throughout the final 50 miles. Photographs of a number of the service receipts are included within the gallery that accompanies the itemizing.
A walkaround video conveys an exhaust rumble coming from the again finish at idle, and the automobile sounds pretty much as good because it seems to be. “Stunning automobile with the basic 50s colours,” the itemizing concludes.
The vendor is asking $32,000 for this continental-equipped Fairlane.
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