1957 Ford Fairlane 500 on 2040-cars
Bakersfield, California, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: REAR WHEEL
Power Options: Power Windows, Power Seats
Sub Model: 500
Exterior Color: Blue
Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Blue
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
HERE WE HAVE A RARE 1957 FAIRLANE 500 RETRACTABLE HARDTOP,VEHICLE NEEDS COMPLETE RESTORATION DOES NOT RUN OR DRIVE.TOP WORKS HAVE PICTURES OF TOP GOING UP ALL THE WAY AND DOWN ALL THE WAY USING FACTORY SWITCH.VERY COMPLETE NEEDS BOTH DOOR GLASS AND ONE WINDWING REPLACED AS THEY ARE CRACKED, FRONT AND REAR GLASS ARE VERY NICE.HAS A LITTLE RUST IN THE PASSENGER TOE KICK, REST OF FLOORS ARE NICE, AND RIGHT REAR QUARTER HAS RUST AT BOTTOM SEE PICS. I HAVE OTHER PICTURES AND CAN EMAIL PICTURES OF ANY AREA YOU MIGHT BE CONCERNED WITH.THERE IS NO RUST IN THE REAR COMPARTMENT FOR TOP OR SPARE TIRE WELL.THIS IS A VERY SOLID CANDIDATE FOR RESTORATION.HAS POWER STEERING POWER BRAKES POWER WINDOWS AND POWER SEAT.THE WATER PUMP POWER STEERING PUMP AND PLUG WIRES ETC ARE OFF ENGINE AND IN A BOX IT HAS THE 312 ENGINE. I DO NOT KNOW CONDITION OF ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION YOU SHOULD ASSUME IN REBUILDING THEM AS PART OF RESTORATION.INTERIOR IS ALL THERE BUT AS SHOWN IN PICS NEEDS COMPLETELY REDONE.DRIVERS DOOR HAS WRINKLE AT BOTTOM BUT OPENS AND CLOSES AS IT SHOULD.ALL EXTERIOR TRIM IS ON THE CAR IT IS MISSING FORD EMBLEM ON STAINLESS TRIM WHERE IT SAYS SKYLINER ON REAR CORNER OF TOP.THE PAINT APPEARS TO BE ORIGINAL.VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED SINCE 1981 I HAVE A CLEAR CA. TITLE.PLEASE LOOK AT ALL PICTURES AND UNDERSTAND THIS IS A RESTORATION PROJECT YOU MUST BRING A TRAILER IT DOES NOT RUN.I AM NOT BROKE GOING THRU A DIVORCE OR ANYTHING ELSE I AM SIMPLY THINNING THE HERD SO TO SPEAK. SO BE REASONABLE IF CALLING TO MAKE AN OFFER AND KNOW THIS IS AN AUCTION TO GET AS MUCH AS I CAN.THIS IS A 56 YEAR OLD CAR THAT HAS BEEN SITTING SINCE 1981 SO KEEP THAT IN MIND IN YOUR EXPECTATIONS.I CAN BE REACHED AT 1-661-333-7557 PLEASE CALL AND ASK QUESTION AND PLEASE BE SERIOUS, THERE IS NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE TO RESEARCH VEHICLES WORTH. VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION 8-5 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE IF NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE. ALL SHIPPING ARRANGMENTS AND COST ARE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY,THANK YOU. "NOTE" DO NOT ASK WHAT THE RESERVE IS IT'S AN AUCTION I AM OPEN TO REASONABLE OFFERS NO TRADES.
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Just when you thought you'd figured the fullsize truck market out, Ford goes and throws us a massive curve ball with the 2015 F-150. The big headline news aren't tow or payload ratings, though we're sure those figures will be fully competitive if not class leading, they haven't yet been announced. Instead, the big headline news Ford is highlighting are the truck's new aluminum-intensive structure and 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:10:00 EST
And with good reason - all that aluminum means that Ford was able to cut a massive 700 pounds from the truck's curb weight. That is going to cause all sorts of great things to happen to the 2015 F-150's driving dynamics, performance and fuel efficiency, not to mention its ability to haul heavy loads. For those customers worried about the strength of aluminum versus the more conventional steel, Ford is quick to point out that many military vehicles, such as the HMMWV and Bradley Fighting Vehicle, use a very similar sort of aluminum alloy in their construction.
It's also worth mentioning that the backbone, a fully boxed ladder frame, is hewn from high-strength steel. Ford says "2015 Ford F-150 is the strongest and most durable F-150 ever," for what it's worth, claiming that "torture tested" in labs and in the real world for more than 10 million miles. What's more, the truck, in disguised form, completed all 883 miles of the Baja 1000.
If you're in the market for a hot hatch, there are some excellent choices at your disposal - especially if you live in Europe. But if you want a diesel, well, your choices become rather more limited. Volkswagen tends to that niche market with the Golf GTD (essentially an oil-burning version of the GTI available Stateside), but that's about the extent of it. The pleas of those looking for more diesel-burning hot hatch choices haven't fallen on deaf ears at Ford, with the Blue Oval not only rolling out a facelifted gas-powered Focus ST at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, but also a new diesel version as well.
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The diesel Focus ST (which we hope and pray isn't marketed as the STD) packs a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four producing 182 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque to propel the oil-burning hot hatch to 62 in 8.1 seconds en route to a top speed of 135 miles per hour. With less power and only slightly more torque, that makes the diesel Focus ST considerably slower than the gasoline one, which packs 252 hp and 270 lb-ft, runs to 62 in 6.5 seconds and tops out at 154 mph, but (in a testament to how far particulate filters have come) the diesel model cuts carbon emissions by nearly a third compared to the petrol version and returns about 50-percent better fuel economy, which makes that much more of a difference in markets where diesel is already priced better than gasoline at the pump.
For buyers who wouldn't consider anything other than a diesel, it also represents 23-percent more power than the previous top-level diesel Focus. The VW Golf GTD, for reference, offers up 181 hp (just 1 horse less), 280 lb-ft (15 fewer torques) but is somehow estimated to reach 60 in a considerably fleeter 7.4 seconds.
When Ford Australia announces, as it did recently, that it wants to celebrate the end of its Ford Performance Vehicle division with a Falcon FPV GT-F that celebrates big-bore origins of the nameplate, it's talking about the kind of car in this video.
At some point the classic Falcon GT - said to be an XY series - was invited to a test of acceleration against a Lamborghini Gallardo. At the very least, the Falcon GT had a 351 cubic-inch motor and 300 horsepower, but whatever this guy's got under the hood of his yellow sedan makes has him so confident that he doesn't even move his elbow from its resting place on the door.
You'll find a reminder of Ford Australia's heyday, a raucous exhaust note and some NSFW language in the short video below.