While 1958 isn't considered a landmark year for cars out of Detroit, Ford were at least top of what was out there. Their cars had stylish lines and seemed blend all the trends of the time together the best. Their Fairlane hardtop coupes had pillarless styling, glitzy yet stylish front and rear ends, and looked very well proportioned. In recent decades, when people have become tired of seeing the same Chevys getting modified, they've turned straight to Ford as they offer striking potential for customizing. This example uses little more than 2-inch (50mm) drop spindles at the front and 3-inch (76mm) lowering blocks at the rear, but its effect is dramatic, along with flame paint and whitewall-equipped chromed steels. It uses Ford's underrated engine from the 1960s, the torquey 390ci (6.4-liter) big-block, which easily puts the Fairlane 500 among the early muscle machines.
Ford Fairlane modified (1958) Specifications
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