302 V8, VERY SOLID CLEAN AND STRAIGHT, VERY GOOD NEWER PAINT, CLASSIC ORIGINAL!
There's no better way to go out cruising than in a classic 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Crown Victoria hardtop coupe, especially when it's the perfect color combination at a value price.
1958 was a great year for the Fairlane coupe. It carries a lot of design cues from its square Thunderbird relative, but the larger coupe gets a few distinctive round touches such as the c-pillar, and arched tail-fins that run the entire back half of the car. The new aggressive styling features quad headlights, and for this year only, a hood scoop. The performance image of this coupe is enhanced even further with GT wheels borrowed from Ford's muscle car era. Because this is a top-of-the-line Fairlane 500 model, the amount of chrome on this car can just about be described in acres – even the headlights have a hint of shine! The most impressive piece of this brightwork is the special chrome strip that runs the length of the car and contains a gold insert. In fact, the color was tailored to this unique design cue. The original light green in this two tone paint was traded in for burnt orange, and the effect of the gold accents separating the white and now-ginger colors makes this feel like a desert sunset.
Owning a cool looking cruiser means a matching interior. What is particularly impressive with this Fairlane is that when the exterior color was changed, the interior was revamped to match so nicely. This coordination includes the carpets, dash, steering wheel, and the seats. The front and rear vinyl/cloth benches are so comfortable that this Fairlane is perfect to carry the whole family, or even to a double date to the drive-in like the old times. Everything inside is just like a time capsule, right down to the 500 model's standard electric clock and the heater/defrost controls. One piece that is not original, but absolutely necessary, is an aftermarket gauge cluster mounted under the dash that gives vital car info on the oil pressure, battery, and engine temperature. Overall, the feeling of a hardtop coupe is a wonderful thing. You can roll down all the windows giving you that big open space without a b-pillar. It's a place where the wind flows through your hair like a convertible, and in a car like this, the dual exhaust gets to be your best soundtrack.
Under the hood is a 302 cubic inch V8. In this coupe it is dressed nicely with Thunderbird valve covers and a chrome air cleaner. This is mated to a three-speed manual transmission (friends who have never seen 'three on the tree' will be amazed and ask plenty of questions about why you can shift a column-mounted gear selector). The final touch on this car are the Winston Winner GT tires. They have the kind of vintage look that makes you feel like you are on Thunder Road, but in reality, it's modern rubber that gives the car a better ride and improved grip in all weather.
This classic cruiser is everything you want from the 1950s – big, chrome, and cool. All of this at an affordable price means this Fairlane 500 Crown Victoria won't last long. Call Today!!
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