Fairlane Sunliner Restomod
ONE-OF-A-KIND, $300K FIGURE BUILD, CUSTOM EVERYWHERE, 460 SCJ, MORRISON CHASSIS!
Make no mistake, buying a pro-built rod means you get something truly special. There are plenty of cars out there that are nice combinations of catalog-bought parts, but cars like this stunning 1955 Ford Sunliner convertible stand head and shoulders above them all. Built at a cost of over $300,000, it's a remarkable machine that delivers big block thrust and big trophy looks.
At first glance, this cool '50s Ford might look black, but it's actually a dark, deep burgundy that gives the slick convertible a very upscale look. As a pro build, you know that the bodywork was expertly executed and every panel was smoothed to show-quality smoothness. You can still easily recognize the Ford DNA here but things like the shaved door handles and hood ornament and the retrofitting of 195 Crown Victoria trim gives it a subtly different look without erasing its identity. The paint sparkles with a beautiful shine and while it's been driven 4441 miles since it was completed, it still has a show-stopping look that will collect trophies at almost any show you attend. And unlike home-built rods, this one has doors that line up as they should, ultra-tight gaps, and a tightness that you just don't get without spending giant piles of cash. That pile of cash also bought show-quality chrome, including the beautifully finished front grille and bumper, as well as the rear bumper, which his smoothed and modified to include ports for the dual exhaust system. Cool, right?
The two-tone red leather interior is completely custom, keeping the spirit of the '50s alive with cool textures and highly stylized door panels. Bench seats are the right choice in a big custom cruiser like this, so you can really stretch out, and the front bench is power-actuated so it's easy to get comfortable. The original dash remains and has been fully restored, so all the glittering chrome knobs and bezels are intact and look great. A/C has been neatly integrated into the design and there's a tilt column wearing an original-style wheel. An AM/FM/CD stereo system hangs discreetly under the dash, keeping Ford's original round head unit in the middle for an authentic look. Beautifully trimmed carpets and mats add a plush feel and the back seat is ideally suited for two passengers on a long cruise. You also get a fully finished trunk with matching carpets and bulkhead, plus a red canvas top that stows under a matching boot.
Don't worry, there's plenty of horsepower on tap, too, thanks to a thundering 460 cubic inch Ford V8 with Super Cobra Jet aluminum heads. It's fed by a Ford Motorsports intake manifold and a big Holley 4-barrel carburetor and lights up with a hidden Mallory ignition system. There's obviously a ton of brightly polished aluminum and chrome pieces under hood and you can see the professional touches like the custom master cylinder, the smoothed firewall, and the shroud over the massive aluminum radiator. It's backed by a sturdy C6 3-speed automatic transmission and 9-inch rear end that was geared for cruising, not drag racing, making this a great choice for a long-distance haul. A custom Art Morrison chassis integrates an A-arm front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, and four-wheel disc brakes, so the feel is quite modern, and for a big ragtop from the '50s, it handles rather well. Cool America Racing aluminum wheels have a traditional look and sit on fat blackwall radials with enough sidewall to really fill the fenders properly.
Built by noted craftsman Bryan Fuller, this is a no-compromises rod that embodies the best that the industry has to offer. And if you like bargains, you have to realize that this one is available for a third of its build cost, making it one heck of a deal. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Power Convertible Top
- Air Conditioning
- Leather Seats
- Tilt Wheel
- Coil-Over Suspension
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Locks
- Power Windows
- Satellite Radio
- Transmission Spec
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