1958 Ford Fairlane Victoria

Last updated on March 28, 2024

Today’s car is a 1958 Ford Fairlane Victoria with Country Club Trim owned by Becky Sue Means. I photographed this car at the 2024 Women ‘N’ Wheels Car Show held at the Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum, located in El Segundo, CA. The car is finished in a two tone combination of Desert Beige and Palmetto Tan and matching interior with textured cloth inserts. It is powered by a 300 hp, 352 cu in, Intercepter Special V8 engine, with a single Holley 4 bbl carburetor, mated to a 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission with 2.69:1 rear axle. Slowing this baby down are 11″ drum brakes with optional Swift Sure power Brakes. The front suspension is independent with upper and lower control arms with ball joints, coil springs and viscous controlled shock absorbers. The rear suspension solid axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs and viscous controlled shock absorbers.

The total number of 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 and Fairlanes built were 306,429, of which 118,140 were Fairlanes and of those 16,416 were Victoria Hardtop Coupes. Even rarer is this Country Club trimmed that was a “Spring Special” offered for 2 months to increase sales. It included the extra trim inserted in the cove like trim on the sides, and the vents on the quarter panels. The MSRP was $2,453.00. The published top speed of 116 MPH with a 0-60 mph time of 8.8 Seconds.

What a great car to take to specialty shows like the Women ‘N’ Wheels car show celebrating Women’s Month that Becky and her daughter attended. This is the only Country Club I have ever seen. Its rarity will make it a big hit at FOMOCO car shows, Cars and Coffee events and it would be fun just cruising to car events other with like minded car enthusiasts. Thank you for riding along. Frank

Note the Gunsight fender ornaments and in the grill center bar.