- Image credit to Mike Macbeth, sourced from Nicky Krayn on DriveTribe

Canada's Beautiful 1957 Meteor Rideau 500 Sunliner

Rare cars aren't anything that new to Tribers, but when only made in the great white north and there's only 646, it deserves a spotlight.

Canada is home to many beauties, from the great mountain ranges of Alberta and British Columbia to the bright, skyscaper-ridden streets of Toronto. Naturally, with a country so great in size, at least a few homebrews will have popped up in the car world.

However, amongst our domestic creations shines one resonant chassis, one with wing-shaped accents front and back; the Meteor Rideau 500 Sunliner convertible. Like many other cars, this beautiful body is, in essence, the shell to another model, that being the Ford Fairlane 500. Despite this, it features a significantly more elegant trim, with many multi-coloured options and a Thunderbird-esque aura to their form.

Although this article is short, I recently got to see a photo of one of these taken by an owner who still has this shining star of classic car bodices and design, and wished to pay homage to a model of the times.

The information in this text was sourced from driving.ca, and the owner of the car can be found here under her dog judging profile.

Special thanks to Nicky Krayn for access to the image.

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Comments (10)

  • Here's a beautiful 2-door in Nova Scotia.

      1 year ago
  • What a stunning car. I have never seen one personally. Thanks for the post!

      1 year ago
  • Meteors are amazing looking versions of the Ford’s. They already look a bit customized from the factory. There are a quite a few ones around my neighborhood.

      1 year ago
    • That sounds like a lovely neighbourhood, Michael! I absolutely agree that they're far more attractive than their counterparts.

        1 year ago
    • Friend of mine is an expert in those. He restored quite a few.

        1 year ago