Gorgeous 1957 Ford Fairlane Victoria
1957 saw a lot of brand new designs that really wowed the American buying public. A couple of classics that still stand out as very desirable cars from that year are the 57 Chevy and the 57 Ford Victoria.
Each had a lot of special features and design ideas. The Ford had not only flashy new looks on its body but increased power options too. This model was very successful, being the best selling car in America, overtaking arch rival Chevrolet for the first time since 1935.
The 1957 models retained a single-headlight front end like their predecessors, but were unmistakable with their long flanks and tail-fins. The new chassis allowed the floor to be placed much lower, which in turn led to a lower and longer look overall.
The V8 lineup included a 272 CI Y-block making 190 hp, a 292 CID Thunderbird version making 212 hp, a 312 cubic inch V8 making 245 HP and a supercharged 312 CI Thunderbird Special making 300 hp, and designated "Police Interceptor" on the glove box.
Features & Options
The one we have at Skyway Classics has a jet-black exterior and the bold red and white interior. The body has brilliant chrome front and rear bumpers, the two headlights with chrome trim accents above them, chrome trim down the sides, black painted to match rear fender covers, whitewall tires, chrome wheel covers on red painted wheels.
The dashboard looks nice but still pleasingly simple. A slightly curved "strip" speedometer flanked by fuel and engine temperature gauges forms an arc under a wider instrument "visor" just ahead of the deep-dish red steering wheel. The vinyl interior is superb just like the painted red dash and side panels. You will be shifting the “three-on-the-tree" shifter mounted on the column just as it was from the dealer showroom.
An updated stereo system with Sony speakers can belt out all of those 50s songs you remember when you drive this 57 Ford to the drive-in restaurant.
The detailed engine compartment features the “Thunderbird Special” 312 cubic inch engine making 245 horsepower, which was a lot back in its day! It looks just like it drove off the showroom floor with it's factory parts intake like air cleaner, valve covers, exhaust manifolds, and red painted block.
The 1957 Ford garnered glowing reviews back then like Motor Trend Magazine's Road Test. After testing a Fairlane with standard shift and the 245-horsepower Thunderbird Special V8, the editors reported: "From 0 to 60 it took 9.5 seconds (two seconds quicker than last year's Fordomatic-equipped test car), which is real rapid time in anyone's book."
If you can just use your imagination, we bet you can see yourself in this 1957 Ford we have at Skyway Classics, at a drive-in with your windows rolled down and the food tray on your driver's door with the root beer and hot dogs. Come see it and and drive home a legend.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.
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- Engine Size
- 312 V8
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Fairlane Victoria
- Interior Color
- Red & White
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console