1957 Ford Fairlane

This shot was taken at a Classic Car Show in Wilmington, NC. The name Fairlane came from Henry Ford’s Fair Lane mansion location in Dearborn, Michigan. The Ford Fairlane was introduced in 1955 as Ford’s full-size model and was available in six different body styles.

1957 was a great year for the Ford car. it was the first year Ford outsold Chevrolet since 1935, a remarkable rise from the dismal situation after World War II saddled it with outdated production. Much of the credit goes to Henry Ford II. When you look at the 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 today, it’s difficult to believe that it’s a 50-year-old design. The Fairlane 500 was the top of the Ford line, and had a new frame which allowed a lower height without cutting into the interior roominess. The car was longer and wider than in previous years, as well.The Fairlanes were offered from 1955 though 1971.

In 1968, the Fairlane was redesigned and was moved into the full-size car class. A ‘Sportsroof’ fastback and Torino series were added to the line-up. The vehicles were either called a Fairlane or a Torino. The lower through mid range vehiciles were Fairlanes. The GT and higher-end versions were called Torino models. Ford  used the Torino model-line to phase out the Fairlane models.

This shot is for Ruby Tuesday.

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7 comments on “1957 Ford Fairlane”

  1. A great shot of a great car! A RED and white car like my RED and white petunias! Thanks for participating in Ruby Tuesday! 🙂

  2. Hi!
    Beautiful car!! I’ve had a Ford Fairlane, not the old one but a newer version. Ran pretty good! Have a great day!

    Sherrie

  3. We had one like this – not red – when I was a kid. Nice too know where the name came from. Thanks for the memory.

  4. That’s a beauty! My husband would love it.

    Happy RT!

  5. Did they have a red 57 Chevy… did they even make red 57 Chevy’s. My dad had a black one… the one car we should have kept and restored.

  6. Aw, jeez…that was my third car: from a 1937 Chevy, to a 1950 Plymouth to a new 1957 Ford Fairlane, 4-door hardtop…mine was cream and sort of orange…

    It looked great, but was something of a lemon…front windshield leaked and the dealer could never fix it…

    Thanx for the memories!


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