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    Due to the recent budget cuts,
    the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
    current state of the economy, the light at the end
    of the tunnel has been turned off.

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    I still love this design over the 57 Chevy. Great colors on this one as well.



    Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

    RIP.....Pop.....David Blase Garascia 9-17-35 12-3-20.

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    • #3
      I love the color scheme on that! My dad had a '57 Ford Fairlane when I was a little kid.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by WebeStang64 View Post
        I still love this design over the 57 Chevy. Great colors on this one as well.


        Agreed it is in my humble opinion a better-looking car. The 55-57 Thunderbirds, in my opinion, were even better looking.
        Due to the recent budget cuts,
        the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
        current state of the economy, the light at the end
        of the tunnel has been turned off.

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        • #5
          These are pretty sharp; add me to the 'it looks better than a Tri-Five' club.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LouisCyphre View Post
            These are pretty sharp; add me to the 'it looks better than a Tri-Five' club.
            But this doesn't mean that the 55 Chevy isn't still a great looker next to the 57 Fairlane. I prefer the 55 Chevy to the 57 chevy.
            Due to the recent budget cuts,
            the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
            current state of the economy, the light at the end
            of the tunnel has been turned off.

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            • #7
              Very nice model. M2 has been making them for ten years. Couldn't we get a 58, 59 or a 55?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Daniel View Post

                But this doesn't mean that the 55 Chevy isn't still a great looker next to the 57 Fairlane. I prefer the 55 Chevy to the 57 chevy.
                My brother had a 1:43 scale '55 Belaire when we were little. I think part of what makes the Ford more appealing is that I'm more familiar with the Chevys. I like the 8 Crate wagon and the one from the Mattel Fast and Furious series, but I only really became aware of them recently.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LouisCyphre View Post

                  My brother had a 1:43 scale '55 Belaire when we were little. I think part of what makes the Ford more appealing is that I'm more familiar with the Chevys. I like the 8 Crate wagon and the one from the Mattel Fast and Furious series, but I only really became aware of them recently.
                  I'm a fan of the 8-crate myself.
                  Due to the recent budget cuts,
                  the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                  current state of the economy, the light at the end
                  of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                  • #10
                    This 57 Ford Fairlane 500 is and has always been my all time favorite car. Ever since I seen the movie Thunder Road way back around 1960.

                    I hunted for years for a 1/64th model that was a hardtop without any success. There were custom convertibles and Rancheros everywhere, but no hardtops. Back around 2000, a member of Hobby Talk posted this 57 Ford in 1/64th scale, made by Buddy L...

                    I inquired about it and he sent it to me as an RAOK. I was real happy with it.
                    I attended a car show a long time ago down south somewhere and James Mitchem and Keely Smith were hosts. They both played in the movie with Robert Mitchum. I ask Keely what color the 57 Ford was and she told me red and white, as she remembered. I was sure tickled to now have a 1/64th 57 Ford but wanted one same colors as the one in the movie for my Movie Car Museum, even though the movie was in black and white. There have been many disagreements and arguments over the years as to the color of the real car, but I go on what Keely told me way back around mid 70s.

                    I was extremely happy to find this M2 when it came out!!

                    I'm still waiting to find this exact color combo in the Drivers series without the huge door gaps. I have collected several varies of this casting and think they all look pretty good, but as I find them without the opening doors, I sell or trade the ones with the opening doors, that are like I found in the Drivers series...

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                    • #11
                      That is a cool car, Steve. Thanks for your contribution I have been out of town so I would have responded earlier thanks.
                      Due to the recent budget cuts,
                      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                      current state of the economy, the light at the end
                      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                      • #12
                        The color of the Thunder Road 57 is in dispute but your claim of red and white is as valid as anyone's. Funny that no one even took a color snapshot. Most interesting to me is that it is a Fairlane 500 Club sedan, not a hardtop like M2s model. The club sedan is a slightly cheaper model and very low production.

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                        • #13
                          If Auto world can make this in 1/18 scale then can't they make a 1/64? Click image for larger version

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                          Due to the recent budget cuts,
                          the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                          current state of the economy, the light at the end
                          of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                          • #14
                            I have always liked the looks of the '57 Ford and was glad when M2 made it available. Like others would love to see some '58 and '59 Ford's from them. And, yes, love the '55 Chevy over the '57!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stangfreak View Post
                              [SIZE=18px]I ask Keely what color the 57 Ford was and she told me red and white, as she remembered... There have been many disagreements and arguments over the years as to the color of the real car, but I go on what Keely told me way back around mid 70s.
                              Interesting. Looking at the B+W pic, I'd say red and white was the most likely. What other colors do some people think they were?
                              Bert sez...
                              "Wanna sell more?
                              MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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