1957 Ford Fairlane
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
Finished in Black over a Colonial Vinyl and Raven Black interior, this 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 D code was a complete restoration around 7 years ago. Since then, it’s been in a large collection of Ford's and makes for a very driveable and wonderful looking car.
Powered by a rebuilt 312 Y-Block attached to a 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic, this Fairlane is a great cruiser! The Y block falls into a smooth and runs nice and cool on our test drives. The carb has been swapped over to an updated Holley, and the exhaust flows through factory manifolds and out through the dual exhaust. The engine compartment is very nicely detailed and provides a nice backdrop of the engine.
The Fairlane 500 is finished in correct Black which is now a two-stage base/clear paint job. The original stainless has been restored and the chrome was done at the time of the restoration as well. The interior features all new soft parts, a new top, and all the gauges work correctly.
Underneath you’ll find a rebuilt suspension system and a completely redone brake system. The power brakes are strong and stop the Ford with ease. The steering is an updated power setup and is smooth operating without any excessive play.
For the Ford enthusiast looking for a “looker” that drives just as nice, this Fairlane 500 is your ride.
Classic Car ID101054388
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