1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop Coupe in Red and White over Red and White two-tone interior. 312 Cubic-Inch 245hp V8 Engine. Automatic Trans. Power Steering. This iconic retractable hardtop 2-door is in excellent condition inside and out, and runs and drives excellent. Collectors in the know consider 1957 to be the most desirable year for the Ford Retractable. They have been steadily moving up in value, and always stop people in their tracks when they see the car's hardtop disappearing before their eyes. If you're in the market for an exceedingly rare classic that is ready to drive, show, and enjoy for years to come, we encourage you to come check this '57 Fairlane 500 Skyliner out for yourself.This 1957 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop, received a full restoration and its paint and chrome are in great condition, and the interior is excellent throughout. Equipment on the car includes a pushbutton radio, heater, dashboard clock, and windshield washers, and the car is also equipped with power steering. The engine compartment and undercarriage are both clean and well detailed. The Skyliner Retractable was built for three years only, in diminishing numbers, and as a result, all survivors are now highly collectible. This car is an excellent example.At the time of its introduction, the Skyliner was the only true hardtop convertible in the world. The Skyliner Retractable Hardtop was never meant to be a Ford. Rather, it was targeted for the Lincoln Continental revival scheduled for 1956. The lid necessary to cover a whole car top was massive and complex, and the front section of the top had to be hinged to fit in what would ordinarily be luggage space. Still, it worked and created a spectacle every time it went up or down.The Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner is a full-size two-door automobile with a retractable hardtop which was produced by Ford in the United States for the model years 1957, 1958 and 1959. The retractable roof mechanism, also known as "Hide-Away Hardtop" was unique to Ford-branded products, and was not offered on Continental, Lincoln, Mercury, or Edsel branded vehicles during this time period.This very special Ford is available for viewing in our Bellevue, WA showroom. For more information on this 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner or any of our 50+ classic and collectible cars always in stock, contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales consultants or always feel free to drop by our Bellevue, WA showrooms - Home of the West Coast's most exciting inventory of luxury, exotic, sports and collectible cars with 200+ always on site. Nobody Has What We Have!