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1957 Ford Custom 300 With Coyote V8 Power Up For Auction

These days, Coyote swaps are all the rage, as the modern powerplant makes an excellent choice for those wanting to add a bit of power and reliability to their older rides. We’ve seen this particular motor used in everything from a 1949 Tudor to a 1952 Ford pickup and just about everything in between, and it’s also precisely what powers this very nice 1957 Ford Custom 300 that’s currently up for auction over at Bring a Trailer.

1957 Ford Custom 300 With 5.0L Coyote V8 - Exterior 003 - Side

From the outside, one might be hard-pressed to tell what’s going on under the hood, however, as this two-door 1957 Ford Custom 300 looks fairly stock, save for its subtle black 15-inch steel wheels and chrome caps, which are wrapped with 225/75 Dextero DHT2 tires. Otherwise, it’s mostly stock, albeit with a repaint and the addition of dual exhaust, which provides some hint as to what powers this particular classic.

1957 Ford Custom 300 With 5.0L Coyote V8 - Interior 001

The same goes for the red and white two-tone interior, which looks mostly original save for a four-spoke billet steering wheel and a RetroSound radio. That means there’s still a bench seat up front, along with manual windows, an analog clock, and all of the original instrumentation.

1957 Ford Custom 300 With 5.0L Coyote V8 - Engine Bay 001

Pop the hood, however, and it becomes immediately clear that this ’57 Ford is not original, because it’s powered by the aforementioned naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine, which has been dressed up a bit with a chrome air intake and cone filter, along with a chrome brake booster and master cylinder, a Champion Cooling Systems aluminum radiator, and an adjustable fuel pressure regulator.

1957 Ford Custom 300 With 5.0L Coyote V8 - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

That powerplant is mated to a three-speed automatic transmission and a Ford 9-inch rear end, while four-wheel disc brakes provide stopping power. Altogether, it’s a very nice, subtle package – the kind of car that would be fantastic for weekend cruises and cars and coffee meets.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. The Retired Viking

    Tri-Five Chevies are like bellybuttons: everyone has one. -Yawn- Give me a NICELY done ’54 Bel Air hard-top in caramel brown and ivory, and now you’re talking. As for Fords, 55 56 and 57 are fine!

  2. jeff sproul

    I like Fords, Mercuries, Chevies, all other GMs, and some Chrysler products so I have been caught alive in all those along with Japanese brands. I always liked the 57 Ford, the 57 Chevy, and 57 Chrysler products. My all time favorites of the 57 cars style wise is the 57 Plymouth Fury which was the best of Exner’s designs. Not a big fan of most GM and Fords from 58 thru 59. Always liked the 1960 Ford Galaxie.

  3. jeff sproul

    By the way this is a really nice 57 Ford.


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