1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner
The Ford Fairlane was produced between 1955 and 1970. The automobile was named after Henry Ford's 56 room, Fair Lane estate in Dearborn, Michigan. By the time the 1958 model came to market, the era of car fins was in full stride. Bigger, weightier, and sportier than Fairlanes in the early '50s, the car looked futuristic in many ways. Here is a stellar example of a 1958 Sunliner. As you'll see by the photos and video, it is truly a piece of automotive jewelry.
|Engine:||332 CID Police Interceptor V8||Transmission:||Automatic|
|Odometer Reading:||1,900 (Since Restoration)||Body Style:||Convertible|
|Exterior Color:||Torch Red||VIN Number:||B8FC275444|
|Interior Color:||Two-tone Red and White|
|Car Show:||Governor's Cup (2012) - New Hope, PA|
|Concours Showings:||Hemmings Motor News – Saratoga Springs, NY|
|Radnor Hunt – Radnor, Pa|
|Monmouth Concours – Holmdel, NJ|
|AACA Awards:||Junior Award, 1st Place – Hershey, PA (2008)|
|Senior Award – Gettysburg, PA (2009)|
|Grand National, 1st Place – New Bern, NC (2010)|
|Grand National Senior Award – Shelbyville, TN (2012)|
The term "Best car of its kind on the Planet" is perhaps overused in the classic car world, but it is no exaggeration when referring to this Torch Red 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner (original factory color). Among its achievements, this Sunliner was part of the invitation only display at 2010 Carlisle All Ford Nationals. It also has been invited to multiple Concours events, and was the winner of the Governor's Cup at the New Hope, Pennsylvania car show in 2012. But, even more significantly, it has reached the pinnacle of AACA status by progressing through each level to Grand National Senior Award in 2012. Recognizing how meticulous the AACA judges are when critiquing entrants, especially at the Grand National level, you know this car is the best of the best. Needless to say, everything on the car is not only in working order, but in first class condition.
This Sunliner began its transformation to stardom as a rust-free car from Texas. It received a frame-off restoration in 2008, performed by Jerry Miller, a recognizd expert of mid-'50s Ford drop tops, and since has been driven only 1,900 pampered miles. The car features a 332-cid "Police Interceptor" V-8 engine, and has a white soft-top that when retracted is covered by a red convertible top boot. The interior sports the classic two-tone style red and white color scheme with a red padded dashboard. The car is well equipped with Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels, American Classic whitewall tires, Fordomatic automatic transmission, Town & Country Signal Seeking Radio, electric clock, tissue dispenser, dual exterior mirrors, dual exhausts deflectors, and power top, windows, steering and brakes.