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1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

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$48,000

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1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

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1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

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1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

Highest Bid: $48,000 (USD) by: Str8eight

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Chassis/VIN:

D7UW172267

Location:

Scottsdale, Arizona

Odometer:

73,000 (Mi)

Lot Number:

9990263

Engine:

312ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Automatic

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TITLE/VIN CHECK  

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Highest Bid: $48,000 (USD) by: Str8eight

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

D7UW172267

Location:

Scottsdale, Arizona

Odometer:

73,000 (Mi)

Lot Number:

9990263

Engine:

312ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

If a bid is placed within the last two minutes of an auction, an additional two minutes is added to ensure all bidders have a fair chance to bid. Bid carefully. The highest winning bidder will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

Vehicle Story

This 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner is a two-door convertible that has a power-operated retractable hardtop, whitewall tires, and a continental kit. Power comes from a Thunderbird Special 312ci V8 backed by a 3-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission, and this Skyliner was subject to a comprehensive restoration that involved a repaint, the installation of new upholstery, and a mechanical overhaul. Finished in two-tone red and white over a reupholstered matching cloth interior, this first-model-year Skyliner is now offered with documentation and a clear Arizona title in the seller’s name.

The Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner was produced for model years 1957 through 1959 under a 51A body configuration on the trim tag, referring to what Ford called a “Hide-Away Hardtop.” The convertible features a mechanism that folds the front of the roof and retracts it into the decklid using seven electric motors. This Skyliner was subject to a restoration and full repaint in two-tone red and white with chrome bumpers, grille, side moldings, window trim, and more. A continental kit and Fairlane 500 badging are installed at the rear.

Steel 14” wheels with polished wire covers and spinner center caps are wrapped in wide whitewall tires. Handling is assisted by power steering.

The bench seats are upholstered in red and white “Airweave vinyl” with protective plastic covers. Color-matching materials are used for the door panels, dash, sun visors, and carpeting. Interior amenities include a power-adjustable front seat, an electric clock, an AM radio, a heater, and a plaid vinyl trunk liner.  

Instrumentation includes a semi-circular 120-mph speedometer and gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads approximately 73k miles, though true chassis mileage is unknown.

The Thunderbird Special 312ci Y-block V8 was factory rated at 245 horsepower when new, and it is paired with a 3-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission engaged via a column-mounted shift lever.

Photos showing the underside are available in the carousel.

The sale includes documentation from prior owners.

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Comments & Questions

July 27, 2021
09:18 AM

Can you tell me if there was any major bodywork having to be done during restoration? thank you, Widhebid

July 23, 2021
03:51 AM

The wheels are there covers or are the wires real wires because there is in the text Steel wheels with covers? kind regard, PM Buys

July 20, 2021
05:40 PM
Seller

@caraholic – A Fraternity Brother had one of these. Why is the front end riding so high? His was always level even with the top in the trunk. ...

Might be an optical illusion., or slope of the driveway. FYI - my dad had a 57 fair lane and it sure looks the same to me.

July 20, 2021
03:46 PM

A Fraternity Brother had one of these. Why is the front end riding so high? His was always level even with the top in the trunk.

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