Garage Find: 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner Convertible – Sold!

Feb 2020 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

It’s becoming a rare sight to find a car that has potential for upside just by getting it roadworthy again.  That’s what we think is happening with this 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner Convertible posted on Craigslist in Wallingford, Connecticut for the asking price of $15,000 or best offer.  With the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the current #4 “Fair” value is $32,400 and the #3 “Good” Estimate is $52,000, there’s a compelling argument with this example you can clean the fuel system and likely update the brakes and you will very likely be in the black.  The current caretaker claims that while this Sunliner is solid and wears its original paint, it could “use a paint job.”  If it proves to be solid, we’d just clean up the car and live with the patina.  This post is one of those where bad photographs may be hiding a real diamond in the rough.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1957 ford fairlaine convertible 500 solid with original paint runs needs gas tank cleaned also could use a paint job 15000 or best offer 203 889 6856

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