A rare gem is about to pass through the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Florida – a ’57 Ford Fairlane 500 F-Code Skyliner (Lot S159). Only 20 F-Code supercharged Skyliners are known to exist today and this beaut claims number 11.
From the 20 out there today, there are only two cars known to have the 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive making this an extremely rare car indeed. It’s no joke with its Thunderbird McCulloch-supercharged V-8 engine capable of 312 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.
In 2000, this ultra-rare Fairlane 500 Skyliner went under the knife for some frame-off restoration by Jerry Miller of Jerry’s Classic Cars located in Springdale, Arkansas. Painted bright Flame Red and contrasting Colonial White, its lively two-tone also runs rampant throughout the interior.
This Fairlane Skyliner is equipped with Ford’s Safety Package inside, which includes a Magic heater, Town & Country radio, day-night rear view mirror, tissue dispenser under the dash, padded visors, and a padded dashboard.
Exterior options include fender skirts, front “V” bar and wing guards, rocker moldings, exhaust deflectors, and a spare tire kit by Continental. Other options include power steering, power brakes, and Skyliner space saving luggage.
You can catch this supercharged ‘57 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner on Saturday, January 26 at 1:25 p.m. eastern standard time. More photos and details here.