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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner

The year Ford beat Chevy


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner. Features include a 292cid V8, automatic transmission, updated dual-circuit power front disc brakes, power steering, upgraded electric windshield wipers, and AM/FM/cassette radio. Finished in light blue with dark blue power top over a blue and white vinyl interior, this ’57 Fairlane comes with rebuild and service records, and a clear title.

Originally finished in Dresden Blue (code C) and Starmist Blue (code F), the reportedly rust-free body of this Sunliner was refinished in monotone Starmist Blue in 2014. Features include backup lights, dual rearview mirrors, Fairlane side trim with gold inserts, rocker and front wheel well trim, and front bumper guards. A walk-around video can be seen at the bottom of this article.

A set of body-color 14-inch steel wheels with replica 1957 Dodge wheelcovers is wrapped in P215/75R14 Coker Classic whitewall radial tires.

The interior is furnished in blue and white vinyl (code AB). Features include power steering, column-mounted automatic transmission shifter, and updated digital AM/FM/cassette radio.

The instrument panel consists of a 120-mph speedometer and gauges for the fuel level and coolant temperature. An accessory clock is mounted to the right of the radio. Currently, the odometer reads 27,870 miles, but the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown.

Power is provided by the reportedly original 292cid Y-block that was rebuilt in 2019. It is backed by a remanufactured three-speed automatic transmission that was installed in 2013. Engine bay features include chrome valve covers, four-barrel carburetor with electric choke aluminum, intake manifold, polished aluminum air cleaner lid, updated chrome power brake booster, and polished dual-circuit brake master cylinder. A chrome power steering reservoir cover, oil filler cap, water pump pulley, and other dress-up parts have been added.

This Ford was factory-equipped with an independent front suspension and a solid rear-drive axle. Braking is provided by updated power front discs and factory rear drums. A dual exhaust system exits at the rear.

The auction for this 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner ends Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. (MST)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


  1. My uncle was totally a Ford man. He bought a 56 Crown Victoria new and kept it till he passed in 2007. He also owned two 57 convertibles that were owned by local residents of our rural community in eastern NC. One was a baby blue over white Skyliner and the other was a black over red Sunliner. Both 312 engines and automatics. Sadly, when he passed his sons sold his collection as they had no interest and I was not able to buy any of them. Have good memories of driving his 56 back in the day though.

  2. My dad had a 57 with the retractable hard top. I believe it had a 352 with gold or yellow valve covers. Unfortunately he wrecked it hauling bootleg liquor,(yes moonshine) hitting a rock wall. He was fine and got a 56 ford the next week. He has always said the 57 was his favorite car!

  3. My brother had a black 57 Fairlane 2 door hardtop with gold stripes on each side and a black and gold interior. It had the 312 four barrel engine. It was a beautiful and fast car.


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