Thought I'd share. This is my recently acquired 57 Fairlane 500 Town Victoria 4 door hardtop, extremely well optioned with 4 barrel 312 including factory dual exhaust, Fordamatic, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seat, padded dash, centrally mounted boot lid radio antenna, drivers side spotlight/exterior mirror. This car was last tagged in NorCal in 1973, upon which time it was parked until discovered by a good friend of mine who found it in 2008 and shipped it back home to New Zealand. When found it was covered in such a thick layer of dust it was hard to tell what colour it was, but after a good clean up, its original Doeskin Tan and Colonial White were uncovered in remarkably good order but with patina coming out the wazoo. The motor was frozen and the rest of its mechanical condition was unknown, but more importantly it was found to be completely rust free, with all glass and stainless complete (other than drivers door glass cracked). Other than the addition of the smoothies and white walls, and a half coil out of the front springs, and the aforementioned clean up, the photos are as it was found. Upon it's return to NZ, with patience and sweet talking, the motor was freed up, carb kitted, water pump replaced and then fired up. The brakes and suspension have all been gone over and renewed to bring up to NZ roadworthy condition, trans fluid added and has now only just hit the road as a fully legal driver ready to clock up some miles. The motor is smoothing out the more it runs, and the trans has a fairly decent leak from the front that may require its removal for a front seal replacement, but everything else works and she drives like a dream. It's what could be classed as a twenty foot car (looks good from twenty feet away but up close, you can see some blemishes that you would expect of a car its age) but that's exactly how it's going to stay. Maybe at some stage in the future it may get new seat coverings but for now Mexican blankets are the order of the day (who knows, could stay that way too). It is a survivor, has a bit of tinkering still to be done, but I am the happiest man on the planet right now. Hope you guys like it.