This 1957 Ford Fairlane 5000 convertible recently underwent a full frame-off restoration. Since completion, this classic 1950s Ford has been driven little more than 1,800 miles and, according to the consignor, is in excellent condition throughout.
During the restoration, the original engine was completely rebuilt and now features new motor mounts, cam, pistons and rocker arms. The carburetor, alternator and fuel and water pumps as well as the radiator were rebuilt. Underneath, the entire suspension and handling system was properly restored, including the addition of new front disk brakes, rear drum brakes, shocks, springs and sway bars. The rear end was completely rebuilt, and the front end rebuild included the power steering, steering box, and all related handling components. The Ford 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive shifts beautifully. The tires are new Michelin radials.
The same attention to detail that went into the mechanical restoration also went into the body. All frame components were sandblasted and all body and metal components were peanut blasted during the restoration and properly reassembled. The exterior finish is painted in a two-tone coral and white paint scheme. On the interior, a completely new, correct LaBaron and Bonney interior was installed, as well as a new top and pad. All windows, including the windshield, were replaced. All electrical components work as they were intended to, and the radio with a six-disk CD changer has been properly installed under the front seat for modern convenience without impacting the classic styling.
Needless to say, this car has undergone a fully extensive—and expensive—high quality restoration by a person who wanted a 1957 Ford as nice as he originally owned more than 60 years ago. According to the consignor, this vehicle is in excellent condition. Sold with a title and registration.