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1957 Ford Fairlane

Winning Bid:
$50,000

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1957 Ford Fairlane

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1957 Ford Fairlane

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1957 Ford Fairlane

High Bidder:  jmckellar

Auction Type:  Reserve

Winning Bid: $50,000 (USD)

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Location:

Alsip, Illinois

Seller:

Dealer

Engine:

312ci V8

Transmission:

Automatic

Odometer:

15,318 (Mi)

Carfax:

Winning Bid: $50,000 (USD)

High Bidder:  jmckellar

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Location:

Alsip, Illinois

Seller:

Dealer

Engine:

312ci V8

Transmission:

Odometer:

15,318 (Mi)

Carfax:

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Vehicle Story

This 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner is a two-door retractable hardtop example showing just over 15,000 odometer miles and one of 20,766 produced for the model year after its premiere at the 1956 New York Auto Show. Power is produced by a 312ci Thunderbird V8 fed by a four-barrel carburetor while shifting is accomplished automatically by way of a two-speed Ford-O-Matic transmission and standard and optional equipment includes power steering, a heater defroster, push-button AM radio, seat belts, dual exhaust and more. The car is located in Alsip, Illinois and offered with a clean title held by the selling dealer. 

Finished in a two-tone Flame Red (V) over Colonial White (E), the car's exterior is optioned with a power-operated retractable hardtop available from 1957 through 1959 which automatically stows the roof panels in the trunk at the push of a button. In addition, the car comes equipped with twin chrome side mirrors, chrome bumpers and stainless trimmings, windshield wipers and washer and dual exhaust.

Power steering is equipped to handle a set of standard wheels adorned with chrome Ford badged wheel covers wrapped in wide whitewall tires over mechanical brakes. The leaf-sprung solid rear axle has an open differential fitted with a 3.56:1 gear according to the trim tag while the front of the car is suspended independently by coils. 

The interior is outfitted in two-tone red and white airweave vinyl (BF) upholstery over the front and rear bench seating and throughout with stainless trim pieces and red carpeting on the floors. Equipment includes a heater/defroster, push-button AM radio, dash-mounted analog clock, red seat belts, manually cranked windows and a power-retractable hardtop.

Instrumentation is housed in the dash behind the stock three-spoke steering wheel and consists of a half-moon shaped 120-mph speedometer along with dials for fuel level and coolant temperature. The five-digit odometer is reported to show 15,318 miles of use, however, its accuracy and originality are currently unknown. 

Power is sent to the rear wheels by 312ci Thunderbird V8 which was factory rated at 245hp paired with the two-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. No notable issues with the drivetrain are reported by the seller and the originality of the engine is currently unknown. 

Many additional photos of this 1957 Skyliner have been made available for viewing in the image gallery. 

 

AutoHunter Admin Update 11/29/21: Additional Trunk photos have been added to the listing 

AutoHunter Admin Update 12/1/21: A video of the retractable top has been added to the listing

AutoHunter Admin Update 12/1/21: Undercarriage photos have been added to the listing

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Comments & Questions

December 03, 2021
10:57 AM

BID: $50,000

December 03, 2021
10:45 AM

BID: $38,900

December 03, 2021
10:26 AM

Beautiful car. Good luck with the auction!

December 03, 2021
10:25 AM

BID: $35,000

December 03, 2021
09:28 AM

BID: $34,600

December 03, 2021
08:24 AM

BID: $27,000

December 01, 2021
03:52 PM

BID: $26,000

December 01, 2021
10:10 AM
Seller

@BobEdsel – Also regarding the top operating, you mentioned showing the engine running so we are still interested in seeing this if you have time. ...

Hello, Here is the video on the engine running and top. https://youtu.be/cm5kWcu47R8 Thank you

December 01, 2021
10:08 AM

BID: $25,000

November 30, 2021
05:19 PM
Bidder

Also regarding the top operating, you mentioned showing the engine running so we are still interested in seeing this if you have time.

November 29, 2021
07:00 PM

BID: $22,157

November 29, 2021
05:55 PM

BID: $21,000

November 29, 2021
05:36 PM
Bidder

Thanks for posting the trunk photos that helps a lot. I was trying to find the video of the top retracting and returning. Did those not get posted yet? Thanks

November 29, 2021
04:59 PM

BID: $20,500

November 29, 2021
04:44 PM
Bidder

Where can car be seen?

November 29, 2021
04:38 PM

BID: $20,250

November 29, 2021
04:26 PM

BID: $20,000

November 29, 2021
02:19 PM

BID: $18,900

November 28, 2021
03:27 PM
Seller

Car runs amazing! Starts up easily. No smoke or poor performance. Tops runs nicely. We will post a video tomorrow of the top and engine running. Thank you

November 28, 2021
03:10 PM

BID: $18,457

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