Four Door Survivor: 1958 Ford Fairlane 500

1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Survivor

Normally we would always opt for the two door version of a car, but this four door 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 was hard to ignore. This cruiser only has 39k miles on it and it is in amazing original condition. At first, we assumed it had been restored, but the seller claims it is all original and just as it came from the factory. Find it here on eBay with bidding at $6,350 and the reserve not met.

1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Survivor Engine

The seller has kept the car in heated storage the last seven years and has done all the required maintenance to keep it running. They claim that the car is equipped with a 352 Police Interceptor engine which is attached to an automatic transmission. This is a very well optioned car with some special features like a padded dash and rotating side mirror.

1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Survivor Interior

It can be hard to find a car from the 80s in this kind of condition. The interior looks amazing and the seller states that the back seat looks like it has never even been sat it. The pictures make the car look so good that it is hard to believe that this car is all original so we would probably want to inspect it in person.

1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Survivor Front

It is getting harder all the time to find true survivor cars that have not been restored or modified. You had better pick good ones up while you can. We just hope that the concept of preservation over restoration is spreading and that these time capsules can be saved and appreciated for what they are.

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Comments

  1. Karo

    “Master Guide Power Steering” – love it.

  2. Lon Lofgren

    What an absolutely gorgeous Fairlane! I even like the color!

    • Ronny

      The color combo is the thing that sets this car apart!

  3. ron coombs

    I just LOVE solid metal dash boards and no air bags, and no seat belts!!! Maybe people would’nt tailgate if they would meet Mr. dash board!! This is a real car! Good ole American metal.

  4. Bob

    Not original, I can see…seats & carpet done over.In the 50’s..grey interior ? not on a Fairlane..that was the top-of-the line.also can see it was repainted by the fender line

    • Patrick D.

      I agree with you Bob. I had one of these and those colors are a certain miss match. That dash color belongs to the black version which was a gloss black and the carpets are a replica and wrong color as well. This car should have the red/white dash, with matching steering wheel and red carpet as well. I loved my “58” 352 police interceptor. By the way Bob, The upholstery is incorrect as well. You sir are right on the mark.

    • Jay

      The gold anodized trim on the side isn’t the original pieces. These are from a reproduction company that didn’t quite have it right. You can see in the pictures a kind of distortion. This is not a true survivor car. In good shape but has
      had some work done.

  5. Dan Farrell

    Hard to imagine a padded dash surviving all these years. Otherwise it is a beautiful car.

  6. Ron

    I fthey’d have out that chrome into the steel instead of on it, we might still have 90% of the production run left!

  7. Pete

    I don’t usually like Fords, but this is just so appealing !!! – and I hope you meant ‘automatic’ instead of ‘automotive’ – ‘cuz I don’t think an airplane or boat transmission could apply…. !

  8. dodge330

    I disagree that 4 doors are boring! I love two doors, but I think we should give the 4 doors more of a look! They still have the classic style and lines of the two doors, just look at cars like this! From the front you could never tell it was a 4 door! Not only do you get the style, you get the added seats so you can haul your friends around! 4 doors are worth more than a parts car, Im proud to own a vintage 4 door and will continue to drive them for years

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  9. Fred

    These 57 and 58 Ford’s are particularly attractive, especially in the Fairlane 500 series. The chrome around the windows makes them look more hardtop-ish, and they have a long, rakish look compared to the shorter Customs.

  10. Jason Houston

    Sorry, but that’s not a solid metal dash. Yes, it’s a repro padded dash in stone mint condition. And, yes, the rest of the car is just as hard to believe. I don’t know of any 1950s car paint that would have the lasting quality this one shows, and dash pads on ALL 1956-1961 Fords were burned toast after a couple of years. In short, this is a restored car – with probably a neat trim to the odometer. The Torch Red is off, the carpets are wrong and the engine colors are bogus, so I am not persuaded this is any 39M mile car. And while the Police Interceptor badge on the glove box is nice, that’s probably forged, too.

    But doesn’t it look great on eBay, alongside all their other forged low-mileage cars?

    BTW, why do you disable the link after the auction has ended?

  11. ELMER TURNER

    i had a 1958 fairlane 500 2 door hard top with the tw0 tone dark and light tan colors, ( for lack of the correct color description ) this was in about 1965 and i believe my step dad was the first owner. ( not sure ) the interceptor 352 c i engine ran well but the car was a rust bucket in the rocker panels, above the dual headlights, around the tail lights etc. another item i never liked about mid 50,s fords is the sleazy looking white dash control knobs. yuk. i remember that i had dual glasspack mufflers on it and got pulled over by a city policeman and had a citation and 1 week to change them back to stock. lol.

  12. Tom Cam

    It has a later model engine in it. Ford did not have blue engines in 1958, just green or black.

  13. JP Miller

    My father bought a 1958 Fairlane 500 4dr hardtop demonstrator at the end of the model year. It was his second “top of the line” mid-50s Ford that I remember. It replaced a ’56. I loved that car for it’s classy lines and loads of room. For the guy who had a rust bucket, he shouldn’t fault a great car based on where he lived. I judge every car I’ve ever come in contact with against the style and performance of that big Ford. Others are right in that two-tone body color was usually associated with a red dash and red, red and white or black and white interiors. NOTE: The car could be ordered in whatever color combination you wanted in those days.

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