We know that Ford purists hate to see a Ford that is restomoded up to look good only to find out it has non-Ford power under the hood. This 1957 Ford Fairlane is a car for the purists. It’s not stock and has several modifications, but all of those modifications use Ford parts. Take under the hood as an example.
The 1957 Ford Fairlane has a 4.6-liter V8 engine that was originally under the hood of an SVT Cobra Mustang. That 32-valve engine has a BBK intake and is paired up with a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission. The engine bay where the SVT V8 lives is clean and has the same black and red paint scheme that the body of the gorgeous car has.
The Cobra engine looks right at home between the fenders of the Ford Fairlane. The car looks fantastic thanks to a Fatman front suspension with RideTech shocks. The rear is a 9-inch Ford, and the restomod ditched the leaf springs and went with a four-link rear with RideTech Shocks.
The car rolls on wheels from Intro that measure 18×7 front and 20 x 8.5 in the rear. With an exterior and engine bay that looks this good, we expect more of the same inside, and the car delivers. The seats are covered in red leather attached to mid-’60s Galaxie bucket seats and a custom console in the middle.
Sticking out of that custom console is the shifter for the 5-speed transmission. Since the car was made for cruising, it has been fitted with a Vintage Air AC system. Rounding out the inside are drilled aluminum pedals, Lokar parking brake, custom door handles, and lots of custom stainless steel trim. Check out this 1957 Ford Ranchero with a similar front end style.