1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner
|Engine:||332 CID Police Interceptor V8||Transmission:||Automatic|
|Odometer Reading:||1,900 (Since Restoration)||Body Style:||Convertible|
|Exterior Color:||Torch Red||VIN Number:||B8FC275444|
|Interior Color:||Two-tone Red and White|
|Car Show:||Governor's Cup (2012) - New Hope, PA|
|Concours Showings:||Hemmings Motor News – Saratoga Springs, NY|
|Radnor Hunt – Radnor, Pa|
|Monmouth Concours – Holmdel, NJ|
|AACA Awards:||Junior Award, 1st Place – Hershey, PA (2008)|
|Senior Award – Gettysburg, PA (2009)|
|Grand National, 1st Place – New Bern, NC (2010)|
|Grand National Senior Award – Shelbyville, TN (2012)|
The term "Best car of its kind on the Planet" is perhaps overused in the classic car world, but it is no exaggeration when referring to this Torch Red 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner (original factory color). Among its achievements, this Sunliner was part of the invitation only display at 2010 Carlisle All Ford Nationals. It also has been invited to multiple Concours events, and was the winner of the Governor's Cup at the New Hope, Pennsylvania car show in 2012. But, even more significantly, it has reached the pinnacle of AACA status by progressing through each level to Grand National Senior Award in 2012. Recognizing how meticulous the AACA judges are when critiquing entrants, especially at the Grand National level, you know this car is the best of the best. Needless to say, everything on the car is not only in working order, but in first class condition. All you need do is give it a quick wipe down, and it will be ready to accept Best of Show honors. As the car sits today, it requires nothing, and it looks as good as the day it rolled off the assembly line.
This Sunliner began its transformation to stardom as a rust-free car from Texas. It received a frame-off restoration in 2008, performed by Jerry Miller, a recognizd expert of mid-'50s Ford drop tops, and since has been driven only 1,900 pampered miles. The car features a 332-cid "Police Interceptor" V-8 engine, and has a white soft-top that when retracted is covered by a red convertible top boot. The interior sports the classic two-tone style red and white color scheme with a red padded dashboard. The car is well equipped with Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels, American Classic whitewall tires, Fordomatic automatic transmission, Town & Country Signal Seeking Radio, electric clock, tissue dispenser, dual exterior mirrors, dual exhausts deflectors, and power top, windows, steering and brakes.