The Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop was the second
car in automotive history that was mass produced with the
retractable hardtop. In 1959, the name was changed to Ford Fairlane
500 Galaxie Skyliner. This is a very good-looking Ford with
excellent paint, interior, and mechanics. The exterior is red and
white, and the paint is very sharp. Body is straight and all trim
and chrome present in excellent condition. An added touch of
elegance is the Continental Kit. The retractable hardtop is in
excellent working condition. Interior is a new red and white
interior by ABC. Dash has been repainted and a new padded dash was
added. The carpet is new as well. All interior trim is in great
condition. The factory gauges are backed up with Aftermarket gauges
(under dash) showing oil pressure, temperature, and voltage. Engine
is the H Code 352 CID and is paired with the original 3-speed
automatic transmission. Both engine and transmission have been
rebuilt. Prior owner added an aluminum radiator and transmission
cooler so the car shifts very smoothly. Options include heater,
electric wipers and radio. New: weather stripping all the way
around, new brakes, a top of the line rebuilt front end by Kanter.
All front-end components were replaces except for the A arms which
are in great shape. This car is tight and solid and drives with
excellent performance. Last summer it was driven in 100� heat over
mountain passes of 9000 ft elevation with no issues. Prior owner
collected retractable hardtop Fords and this car came out of his
collection. Car resides in Wyoming and available for viewing by
appointment. The Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop was
the second car in automotive history that was mass produced with
the retractable hardtop. In 1959, the name was changed to Ford
Fairlane 500 Galaxie Skyliner.
1959 Ford Fairlane 500
Location:Cornelius, North Carolina
Exterior Color:Red and White
Interior Color:Red and White
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