This example is one of 20,766 produced for the 1957 model year after the model debuted at the 1956 New York Auto Show.
The car is finished in a two-tone Flame Red and white paint scheme and equipped with a power-operated retractable hardtop that automatically stows the roof panels in the trunk at the push of a button.
The Fairlane comes with twin chrome side mirrors, chrome bumpers, and windshield wipers and washer.
Inside, the interior is outfitted in two-tone red and white airweave vinyl upholstery over the front and rear bench seats and features a push-button AM radio, dash-mounted analog clock, and manually cranked windows.
Power comes from a 312cid Thunderbird V8 factory rated at 245 horsepower and mated to a 2-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission.
The engine bay appears to have been kept in factory form and comes complete with “Thunderbird Special” valve covers, a four-barrel carburetor and stock cast exhaust manifolds leading to a dual exhaust system.
This Fairlane’s auction ends December 3 at 11:00 a.m. MST.
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