292ci OHV V8
Single 4-Barrel Carburetor
212 bhp @ 4500 rpm
Ford O-Matic Transmission
Front Independent Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
* Attractive Pillarless Hardtop Design
* Classic Two-Tone Color Combination
* Well maintained and cared for example
* Charming Piece of Americana
THE FORD FAIRLANE
In 1957, Ford introduced an all-new lineup of cars that were longer, lower, and wider than the '56s and firmly moved Ford into the jet age with their styling. Ford's line of passenger cars boasted some impressive changes that resulted in a sleeker, safer, better driving and handling cars. With new front and rear suspension along with a redesigned driveline and all new wider frame to protect passengers, the new Fords were lower, longer, and wider than previous models and were so successful that they were the bestselling car of 1957 and even outsold Chevrolet for the first time since 1935, quite an impressive feat when considering how popular the 1957 was and is today.
The Ford's styling was a home-run, offering a more upscale look that was much more substantial than the other cars in its class with modest fins, lots of chrome, and sleek greenhouses that almost looked customized. The familiar side trim that dips at the trailing edge of the doors continues a theme introduced two years earlier, offering a cool gold anodized insert on top-of-the-line Fairlane 500 models. Victoria was the name that Ford gave to its pillarless hardtop with the 'Club Victoria' being their 2-door version. Inside, the new instrument panel was now curved and featured recessed control knobs for passenger protection in case of an accident. It also featured a new sweep-hand speedometer For Ford fans, 1957 was the year that Ford built their first truly modern car.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
This 500 Victoria Club Coupe example sports the classic two-tone Flame Red and white color combination with full-length silver and gold trim as the primary dividing line for the two-tone. The same color theme continues inside with the red and white combination intertwined on the door panels and dash.
According to the data plate it was delivered new in Raven Black over Colonial Vinyl and Red Silver-Shadow Fabric. It came off the production line on August 12th, 1957. This example is fitted with the Ford O-Matic automatic transmission, power brakes and power steering. Overall, this 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Victoria shows well and is a charming piece of americana ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.