1958 Ford Fairlane with 5.0L V8 Swap

1958-ford-fairlane-profileWe continue our series of engine swapped cars with this 1958 Ford Fairlane. This is a real classic cruiser from the era of whitewall tires and acres of chrome trim. I don’t know what the story was on the original motor, if it was underpowered or just not worth the cost to rebuild.

In either case, this car has been swapped to a 5.0L Ford small block from a Fox-body Mustang! It makes me wonder if this car was restored sometime in the 1990s or early 2000s. Based on this engine, I would guess the car was done before 2005 when the S197 platform made its debut. I particularly like the black painted intake manifold.

I like that the owner of this car has chosen to keep it all Ford. It’s a pretty cool ride and has plenty of space inside for the whole family. They must use it often, as it’s equipped with a Satellite Radio, air conditioning, and all the other comforts one would want on a long journey.

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4 thoughts on “1958 Ford Fairlane with 5.0L V8 Swap

    • Hi Ned,
      Thanks for your interest in the car. Unfortunately I have no idea who the owner is. I spotted this vehicle at a car show and did not see anyone around to speak with about it. Wish I could be of more help!

        • I do! It was at Cars and Coffee in Scottsdale on October 4, 2014. I imagine the owner was off walking around checking out the other cars. It is hard to tell in the pictures, but the car has a tiny plaque on the front bumper that says “The Early Ford V8 Club of America” if that helps.

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