25 thoughts on “1957 Ford Fairlane 500”

    1. When I was 16.I bought my first 1957 ford conv .It neede alot of work.It was exactly like this one I paid $75 and put lots of money but never got it on the road I actually bought 2 others stillnot driving one.I love that car and if If Ihadt he money I would love to own one today.Lindas dreamwouldbewrittenonthe top of the door in gold.

  1. My first car was a black convertible like this. I loved it BUT by the time I got it: it was on its last legs! It blew a rod on my trip to the big city! I was a farm boy who thought Grand Rapids, Michigan was SOO neat. (1668)

    1. Mr. Johnson fender skirt were a ford option ( brochure here : http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Ford/1957_Ford/1957%20Ford%20Fairlane%20Brochure/image13.html ). In regards to your general statement that ALL 57 cars had only two head lights, that is not accurate. the industry was waiting for the government to allow quad lights in all 48 states ( this would happen in early 1958). Depending on where you lived you could get Chrysler products delivered with quad lights. Nash however said poppycock and offered the Ambassador with quad lights only.

    2. Four headlights were legal in some states. Chrysler cars in 1957 had either two or four headlights, depending on the state sold new in.

  2. I once owned a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500, 4 door hard top. Regret letting it go but it did not have factory air. Apparently there were very few of these built. There was no door post between front and rear doors. With windows up, glass extended from front to back with only a small chrome divider strip. It was the forerunner of the retractable h/t. A beautiful car. The color was black and yellow. I’ve owned many cars over the years but that car was my all time favorite. Plenty of power!

  3. Richard M. Berrett

    This is identical to my first car. 312 T Bird engine with a Holly 4 barrel. It did not have rear skirts. What color is the top….

  4. I had a 57 Fairlane 500 2 door hardtop. It was red and black when I bought it, but I had it nosed and decked and painted all black. It had a modified 312 cu. in and I loved to race 57 chevies. I only got beat one time and found out he had a 327 in his and he just barely beat me by a fender length. It was a good running Ford and I loved that car. I traded it in on one of the 1st Ford Mustangs, a blue convertible, 289 4 speed. A friend of mine bought the 57 and we raced several times and it was always very close as to who won..

  5. My dad’s 57 ford Fairlane 500, 292 V8, 2 barrel carb, 4door sedan, automatic transmission, coral sand, and white, absolutely beautiful car. Wish I had it now!!!

  6. 1957 Desoto’s had dual headlights. I had one so I know this is a true statement. I think it was the only car that year with dual headlights.

  7. My first car was a 57 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner coral and white 312 four barrel. My dad was a Ford dealer at that time he has sold the car new and 57 I sold a car and bought a new 65 Ford fastback 390 For speed still drive a Ford

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