A car like this 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Victoria was a premium car when new, and so this hardtop loves to keep that attitude today. The shining two-tone, V8 power, and all the right classic car extras make it a standout stunner today just like when it hit the streets nearly 65 years ago.
The impressiveness starts with the color. The two-tone Flame Red and white is a modern paint that was added during a thorough restoration. The high gloss of both colors means this one looks good no matter what angle the sunlight hits it. Plus, it has that premium style where the full-length silver and gold trim provides the primary dividing line for the two-tone. But we like this trim for far more than just a border. It's the centerpiece for the car's style as it shows off the straightness of the sheetmetal and the well-crafted line that starts the tailfin. A 1950s machine needs excellent brightwork, and you better believe the ladies can check their makeup in the bumper's reflection. Plus, there are all the best premium cruise touches, like whitewall tires, wire wheels, rear fender skirts, and a continental kit that's even painted in the car's two-tone.
The same color theme continues inside with the red and white intertwined on the door panels, dash, carpeting, and headliner. It's a clean total presentation with the two-tone seats even protected in plastic. The view from behind the wheel is pure 1950s cool. Ford's arching instrument panel is a great-looking piece of industrial design, and it comes complete with plenty of bright trim to accentuate the dash. But while this looks accurate, it's also not hard to spot upgrades. There are premium features you don't find on many other 1950s cars like power windows, upgraded speakers, and provisions for an upgraded R134a air conditioning system (it will need servicing before blowing cold again.) The front seat even power adjusts to your ideal position.
Underneath the sporty forward-tilt hood is a period correct 312 cubic-inch V8. It was known as the "Thunderbird Special" in '57, and so the callouts on the valve covers have been earned. The sharp-looking engine paint and overall tidy presentation tell you it got the right attention in the restoration. Plus, it has been upgraded with everything from a 12-volt system to a newer compressor. Topped with a four-barrel carburetor, this V8 delivers smooth performance and plenty of torque to move the big coupe with ease. The Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission makes driving effortless. Add in the power steering, power brakes, and upgraded front discs, and you've got the recipe for a great cruiser.
This Fairlane 500 is the sharp-looking hardtop with a terrific two-tone inside and out. So when you find a well-restored premium Ford like this, you know it needs to get in your garage. Call today!!!