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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1957 Ford Fairlane

Low-milage convertible powered by a 312cid Thunderbird V8


Up for auction on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner showing just over 15,000 miles on the odometer.

This example is one of 20,766 produced for the 1957 model year after the model debuted at the 1956 New York Auto Show.

1957 Ford Fairlane

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.

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.


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