1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Sedan Restomod For Sale. 5.0L fuel injected V8 engine, automatic transmission, dual exhaust, polished aluminum intake, aluminum radiator, rack and pinion power steering, front power disc brakes, 14” Cragar SS wheels, black and yellow exterior, continental kit, door frame mounted driving mirrors, custom bench seat interior with yellow trim, AM/FM/Cassette radio, upgraded A/C unit. This 57’ Ford Custom has many upgraded features making it a fun and unique weekend cruiser.
The 1957 Ford models retained a single-headlight front end like their predecessors, but were unmistakable with their long flanks and tailfins. A plethora of trim lines was introduced, starting with the base “Custom”, “Custom 300”, “Fairlane”, and top-line “Fairlane 500”. The two Custom lines used a 116 in (2946 mm) wheelbase, while the Fairlanes had 118 in (2997 mm) between the wheels. A new car/pickup truck hybrid based on the short-wheelbase chassis was also introduced, the Ranchero.
The 223 CID (3.7 L) OHV Straight-6 continued, now with 144 hp (107 kW). The V8 lineup included a 272 CID (4.5 L) Y-block making 190 hp (142 kW), a 292 CID (4.8 L) Thunderbird version making 212 hp (158 kW), a 312 cubic inch V8 making 245 HP and a supercharged 312 CID (5.1 L) Thunderbird Special making 300 hp (224 kW), and designated “Police Interceptor” on the glove box. A dual 4 barrel version of the naturally. aspirated (non-supercharged) 312 cubic inch V8 rated at 270 HP (some sources report 285 HP) was reportedly available, although that engine option was not listed in most Ford sedan factory literature and is more commonly associated with one of the optional Thunderbird engines. This option was dubbed “E code” and featured a unique camshaft, cylinder heads, intake manifold and various other performance enhancements. It came standard with the deep-dish steering wheel. The radio became transistorized. There were lights for the generator and oil instead of gauges.
A new frame was used for the 1957 Fords. It moved to perimeter rails out, so that they would fully envelope the passengers This model was very successful, being the best selling car in America, overtaking arch rival Chevrolet for the first time since 1935.