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1958 Ford FairlaneReview
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A Beautiful Classic With Single Side Mirror And Hard Top Convertible — Retractable hard top convertible. Beautiful light blue and white original paint color. Single side mirror with spot light. 332-cid V-8 engine. Still runs and drives as smooth as the day it was built. Truly is a classic vehicle.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Beautiful!

Cons: None for a classic car category vehicle.

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1958 Ford FairlaneReview
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A Family Member For Decades. — Heavy duty family car with style that was launch on Paris and around the world in 1958. It is well powered and has an automatic trans and even thought it had factory AC it lacks a radio, power steering and power brakes.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Head turner

Cons: Gas sipper it is not

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1958 Ford Fairlane 500 — It's a 1958 Ford Fairlane 500. It's got a 352 cu in. V8. With a 300 hp Police Interceptor Thunderbird Special engine in it. It is all original interior and exterior paintjob. It has 53,000 original miles on it. It's pretty much been in a wrapper it's whole life. It is the epitomy of original classic cars!

Pros: 352 cu in. 300 hp V8 Police Interceptor Thunderbird Special engine.

Cons: none

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1958 Ford Fairlane Sedan Review
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I have owned 2 58 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliners not sedans as it says above. These are the amazing retractable hardtop /convertibles. They are fun cars and also beautifully styled but not as perfectly proportioned as the Forward look cars from Virgil Exner. Their power is very good (0-60 MPH in around 10 second range) but not on par with the Fury. As far as handling goes, they were just fair with much lean in corners and similar to most other 50s non Chrysler Corp. cars but not close to the Torsion-Aire cars as the Furys were called. the seat comfort in the Ford is also poor. However, I still liked the Skyliners very much but the Fury is superior in both performance and handling but not in innovation, as this is were the Ford wins with their amazing top.
vs1958 Plymouth Fury
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Power Ranked 1958 Plymouth Fury better.
"Motor Trend Jan. 58 tested the Fury, Fairlane 500 and Impala all with the top engines and the Fury was the fastest in all categories inc. 0-60, passing times, quarter mile and top speed. Also check Hot Rod & Sports Car Illustrated. "
Handling Ranked 1958 Plymouth Fury better.
"The Fairlane 500 Skyliner like all 58 Ford Motor cars and GM cars (with exception of the Corvette) were all very softly sprung for a very soft ride which resulted in poor cornering ability, much lean and heal over as well as poor ride control at high speeds."
Looks/Style Ranked 1958 Plymouth Fury better.
"The styling genius of Virgil Exner who styled all Chrysler Corp. cars inc. the Fury was considered by most to have designed the most beautiful, clean designs of his time, they still look modern today."
Front Seats Ranked 1958 Plymouth Fury better.
"The Fury seats were a little thicker with just slightly more padding but neither car is very comfortable for a long trip like from Texas to California."
Back Seats Ranked 1958 Plymouth Fury better.
"The Ford Skyliner rear seat was much more erect and the hip room and bottom seat cushion was much more narrow to acomodate the retractable roof."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1958 Plymouth Fury better.
"The Ford Skyliner roof retracted into the trunk leaving only a small basket area for luggage when the top was down."
Value Ranked 1958 Plymouth Fury better.
"The Fury is just more fun to drive and today commands a higher value in most collector car value guides than the Ford."
Would Buy Ranked 1958 Plymouth Fury better.
"First of all I like both cars but for different reasons. The Plymouth Fury is my favorite because of the outstanding ride and handling characteristics, its fun to drive as well as its extraordinary styling & luxurious interior not to forget it being one of the fastest cars in 1958(see Motor Trend and Sports Car Illustrated for 1958). The Ford shines in top-down fun, innovation and is an overall good car but not the drivers car the Fury is."
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