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Old 11-28-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Rare 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 FOR SALE!

City: San Diego
State: CA
Price: 125,000

"The Longest Left Turn In History" (As featured in Life Magazine)

This 1957 Ford, along with 2 others, was built by Ford Motor Company in mid 1956 as preproduction prototypes and sent to De Paolo Engineering in Long Beach California to be prepped for a run of 50,000 miles to establish the endurance of the “All New 1957 Fords”. This car set the world record of 107 MPH averaged for an incredible 51,403 miles at the Bonneville salt flats! The goal was to slash the 35,000-mile in fifteen day records set by Dodge the year prior and break or establish over 400 World Speed, International Class B (5,000 to 8,000 c.c.) and National Class B (305 to 488 cu. In.) records. This car was built with a 312 V8 2x4 bbl 270 Hp motor and is equipped that way today.

The 2 4-Barrel Carburetor setup was a very rare 312 V8 motor option. The car also came with a 3-speed manual transmission. It was also sponsored by Mobil Oil at the Bonneville run.

This 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 started the record run with the famous racecar driver Jerry Unser Jr. on Sept. 9, 1956 at the Bonneville salt flats. It finished 20 days later with the World speed record for 50,000 miles and several other records as well. This car was part of the Harrah's Automobile Collection (the greatest car collection ever assembled).

It has since been beautifully restored and would be an all-time great car to own. This great car is being planned in August to be at Monterey, Ca. during the historic auto races at the Monterey Classic Car Week and Russo and Steele Auction! http://www.russoandsteele.com/index....nterey-auction

A similar car sold in 2009 for $192,500 to check go to: http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_de...Y=HE1009-82663
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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"The Longest Left Turn In History" (As featured in Life Magazine)

This 1957 Ford, along with 2 others, was built by Ford Motor Company in mid 1956 as preproduction prototypes and sent to De Paolo Engineering in Long Beach California to be prepped for a run of 50,000 miles to establish the endurance of the “All New 1957 Fords”. This car set the world record of 107 MPH averaged for an incredible 51,403 miles at the Bonneville salt flats! The goal was to slash the 35,000-mile in fifteen day records set by Dodge the year prior and break or establish over 400 World Speed, International Class B (5,000 to 8,000 c.c.) and National Class B (305 to 488 cu. In.) records. This car was built with a 312 V8 2x4 bbl 270 Hp motor and is equipped that way today.

The 2 4-Barrel Carburetor setup was a very rare 312 V8 motor option. The car also came with a 3-speed manual transmission. It was also sponsored by Mobil Oil at the Bonneville run.

This 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 started the record run with the famous racecar driver Jerry Unser Jr. on Sept. 9, 1956 at the Bonneville salt flats. It finished 20 days later with the World speed record for 50,000 miles and several other records as well. This car was part of the Harrah's Automobile Collection (the greatest car collection ever assembled).

It has since been beautifully restored and would be an all-time great car to own. This great car is being planned in August to be at Monterey, Ca. during the historic auto races at the Monterey Classic Car Week and Russo and Steele Auction! http://www.russoandsteele.com/index....nterey-auction

A similar car sold in 2009 for $192,500 to check go to: http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_de...Y=HE1009-82663
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history from a great era.

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