Thursday, August 6, 2009

1958 Ford Fairlane Club Victoria



"It's a small world . . . when you're driving Ford's new Interceptor V-8 with Precision Fuel Induction. In the foothills of the Himalayas . . . or on the proudest boulevards of New York, London and Paris, Ford's new Interceptor V-8 with Precision Fuel Induction set a new standard of performance."

It wasn't the speed being way over the allowed limit, but the deep grumble of the original V8 engine which immediately catched our attention when this Ford Fairlane Club Victoria roared by through the narrow streets of Ciego de Avila in central Cuba.

Ford's 1957 lineup received a major facelift for 1958, with two new "Big Block" engines and "Safety-Twin Headlights" which had become road-legal in all U.S. states in that year and consequently were the newest fashion for all new cars. Other notable novelties were the Thunderbird-inspired front grille, and longitudinal roof ribs, which should strengthen the roof and eliminate a weakness of the 1957 models.

2 Kommentare:

Anonymous said...

sorry boys, its not a custom 300 sedan. Looks like a fairlane two door hardtop. look again...

Ralphee said...

The plain chrome trim tricked us. But right — Custom series didn't offer pillarless hardtops. Corrected it...