Lot 297 - 1957 12918 Fairlane 500 ** WITHDRAWN**
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
The Ford Fairlane was manufactured between 1955 and 1970, with the name being taken from Henry Ford's estate, Fair Lane, near Dearborn, Michigan. For the 1957 model year, a new style gave a longer, wider, lower and sleeker look with low tail-fins. For the first time, the lower-level Custom line had a shorter wheelbase than the Fairlane. Engines were largely the same as the previous year. The big news for 1957 was the introduction of the Fairlane 500 Skyliner power retractable hardtop that hinged and folded down into the boot space at the touch of a button. Unfortunately, it attracted more attention than sales; the option was expensive, somewhat unreliable and took up almost all of the boot space when down. Over time, the name referred to a number of different cars in different classes; the Fairlane was initially a full-size car but also became a mid-sized car from 1962.
This Ford Fairlane 500 saloon is finished in two-tone red and white with matching period trim. Imported into the UK in 1988, this is a good example with a 5200cc, V8 engine that starts well and sounds superb. We are advised by the vendor, who has been the custodian since 2006, that she "drives as she should" with no known faults. A car that certainly does not lack presence, this Fairlane 500 is also supplied with a V5 registration document.
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