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Frame Off Restored Fairlane 500 Convertible 312 V8

Sale price: $89,900.00 make an offer

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Year:
1957
Mileage:
190
Engine:
312 V8
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Frame Off Restored Fairlane 500 Convertible 312 V8 for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.1) based on 191 votes
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5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US

1957 Ford Fairlane 500

Frame Off Restored Fairlane 500 Convertible 312 V8

Year: 1957 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Blue Mileage: 190 Transmission type: 3 Speed Automatic Engine: 312 V8 Interior color: Blue Vehicle info

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 SelectAire 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!

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 trim. Below that trim. sculpted door handles. subtle fender skirts and polished rocker guards perfectly complement streamlined side sweeps. expressive "Fairlane 500" scripts and small SelectAire emblems. Above those emblems. a blue vinyl roof folds in front of 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.

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 270 horsepower engine fires instantly and sounds surprisingly beefy breathing through an OEM-style exhaust system.

At the bottom of this Fairlane. a fully sorted undercarriage houses typically over-restored floors that are bolted to lots of factory-correct components. Nice enough to show but still fully drivable. this is the perfect compromise for enthusiasts who like to display their car AND enjoy fun-filled weekends. Behind the beefy Y-block. a stalwart Ford-O-Matic 3-speed sends power to a familiar Ford 9-inch that's fitted with an open differential and pleasant. 3. 10 gears. The car's suspension remains close to its original configuration. with factory power steering and front spring spacers complementing factory control arms and traditional leaf springs. All of the chassis' parts are free of substantial weathering. reinforcing the idea that it's been a very long time since this 500's seen daily-driver duty. Braking is quick and adequate thanks to fresh drums that occupy all for corners of that chassis. And on the outside of those drums. correctly painted wheels spin G78-14 Coker Classic whitewalls around classy chrome hub caps.

Two-tone paint is legendary for its characteristically 50s feel. And when paired with this convertible's airy interior. it creates the perfect culmination of style and sophistication. Thanks to the car's high quality restoration. its pleated bench seats will be livable for years to come. There's tight carpet that. thanks to thick floor mats. still features rich black loops. Front and center. a stylish. two-tone dash hangs restored Ford telemetry above a modern Kenwood CD player. At the sides of that dash. gridded door panels center chrome handles. small window switches and clean armrests above flashy. Ford-branded sills. In front of the driver. a body-matched steering wheel spins a Dresden Blue rim around a chrome. Ford-branded horn ring. And behind the passengers. a fully restored trunk anchors a fresh plaid mat beneath an old school jack and full-size spare.

The sale of this blue boulevard king includes an original owner's manual and accessories for the aforementioned CD player.

If you're looking for a premium example of an infinitely collectible car. this super cool Fairlane is a great choice. With its Thunderbird 312. automatic transmission. convertible top and excellent list of options. it was a pleasure to own in 1957 and. thanks to an immaculate restoration. continues to be in 2014. Around here. great 50s metal never sticks around for too long. Call now and admire later!

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If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Frank Carroll at (704)596-5211 or (440)413-7118. Frank's email address is: Frank. Carroll@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility.

RK Motors takes pride in delivering road-ready cars to our customers. That's why every car we sell comes with the assurance of our Seal of Approval process - a comprehensive inspection performed by our sister company. the RKM Performance Center. From major visual defects to basic functionality issues. our Seal of Approval checklist covers the basics so you can feel confident about your purchase.

For international buyers. note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans world-wide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Anthony Conner. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. Anthony can be reached at: Anthony. Conner@RKMPerformance. com.

A common question we receive is: "do you accept trades"? We do accept trades. but will only consider #1 or #2 condition vehicles. If you would like us to review a trade. please send recent. high resolution pictures of the entire car. including the underside. Also send a detailed description which includes all specifications. facts. figures. history and documentation present with the car. Lastly. give us a clear idea of what you are seeking in trade value. If you are a MyClassicGarage user. you can send us an Evaluation file for review. Our MCG virtual garage name is: RK Motors Charlotte. Email information and pictures on your trade directly to Frank Carroll. Frank's email address is: Frank. Carroll@RKMotorsCharlotte. com.

Our 60. 00 sqf retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina . We usually have 200-250 incredible cars on display. and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment. stop in and meet our staff. and. more importantly. see the Greatest Showroom on Earth! Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut and we do this because we love cars!

In addition to our retail showroom in Charlotte. NC. the RKM Performance Center is located in a 40. 00 sqf facility in Mooresville. NC. which is about 20 minutes north of Charlotte in the heart of NASCAR country. We perform complete restorations for classic car collectors worldwide. RKM restored cars have won numerous national awards.

Check out our feedback from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past on our website. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately. and. our cars really do look better in person than in the pictures!

Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility. 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. For general information. call us at: (704)596-5211.

RKM Performance Center Heated paint booth Sanding room Mixing room Sandblasting cabinet Interior shop Metal fabrication shop 10 two post lifts Alignment rack

Frank Carroll Vice President
of Sales

5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC. 28269

Phone: 704-596-5211
Fax: 704-596-5980
Mobile: (440)413-7118
Frank. Carroll@RKMotorsCharlotte. com

Gerry Notara Vice President
of Operations

5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC. 28269

Phone: 704-235-2973
Fax: 704-596-5980
Mobile: 704-773-4658
Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com

Donald Berard Sales Manager

5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC. 28269

Phone: 704-596-5211
Fax: 704-596-5980
Mobile: 781-773-4648
Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com

Anthony Conner Transport Manager

5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC. 28269

Phone: 704-235-2974
Fax: 704-596-5980
Mobile: 704-562-6226
Anthony. Conner@RKMPerformance. com

704. 596. 5211 704. 596. 5980 info@RKMotorsCharlotte. com

Showroom

5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC 28269

RKM Performance Center

161 Knob Hill Road
Mooresville. NC 28117

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