Ford Skyliner 1950s American Classic Car. It was the first car in the world to have a full metal hardtop that retracts into the boot at the touch of a button. Filmed at ASB Showground, Auckland, New Zealand, 14-Nov-2008.
1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner (actual retractable top demo)
THESE CARS WERE MADE FOR THREE YEARS, 1957-58-59.
For a "glamor" full screen image of this car, click this link: http://www.jims59.com/FordsChryslersForeign/images/Rochester%2007%20Ford%20retractable%201957.jpg
Video from October 13 2007, demonstration of retractable top on a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner. Rochester Indiana Chili Cookoff and car show.
A series of switches, solenoids, motors and motor driven cables complete the complex operation of this 1950s mechanical wonder of American automotive ingenuity.
Movie by http://www.jims59.com
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1958 Ford Fairlane Skyliner Convertible for Sale
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1958-ford-fairlane-skyliner/ to see this beautiful 1958 Ford Fairlane Skyliner Convertible for sale by Left Coast Classics.
This classic pink & white Fairlane is in nice shape and ready to enjoy now. It was restored years ago and has been used sparingly since.
Please call Donn Dabney anytime with your questions at 707-332-8331.
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Skyliner 1959 en Salon del Automovil Udlap 2007
Skyliner 1959 en exhibicion, guardando el toldo durante la exposicion del Salon del Automovil Antiguo en la Universidad de las Americas Puebla, en 2007, San Andres Cholula, Puebla, organizado por la Asociacion Mexicana del Automovil Antiguo Puebla A.C.
1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Convertible - La Jolla Classic Car Show 2009
Check out this 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner convertible at the 2009 La Jolla Classic Car Show at La Jolla Cove. The 58 Ford Fairlane had a removed hard top that was automatic. It consisted of 7 motors and over 600 feet of wiring. The convertible hard top lasted only 3 years. For more photos of classic cars from the show visit http://www.socalbeachmag.net/classiccarphotoshoots/1958fordfairlane500.html www.socalbeachmag.net and www.lajollavillageonline.com. For La Jolla hotels and lodging with discount hotel rates visit www.lajollavillageonline.com or call 1-800-679-7707
I bought two Ford Skyliners that were in poor condition in 1986. I used the best parts out of each car to make one.
It has a 390 Ford engine with a C-6 transmission and it has power windows, power doors, power seats and the top works with a keyless remote.
The car has won numerous awards and it was in the 2007 Official State Visitors Guide and Travel Planner.
1959 FORD SKYLINER - THE LAST YEAR FOR THIS MODEL
1957 BROUGHT ABOUT THE FIRST FORD SKYLINER, A RETRACTABLE CONVERTIBLE COUPE, A STEEL HARDTOP / CONVERTIBLE. 20,766 WERE BUILT FOR THE '57 MODEL YEAR. THE '58 MODEL YEAR PRODUCED 14,713, AND IN FIFTY NINE THE FINAL YEAR FOR THIS UNIQUE VEHICLE, FORD PRODUCED 12,915. MANY RELAY SWITCHES, PUMPS AND MOTORS LIFTED THE STEEL HARDTOP ROOF WHILE THE LARGE TRUNK LID WOULD OPEN LIKE A CLAMSHELL, AND A STEEL BOOT WOULD CLAMP SHUT AS THE ROOF FOLDED INTO THE TRUNK. A STEEL TUB HELD ANY LUGGAGE - USUALLY TWO SUITCASES, WITHIN. SO, TRUNK SPACE WAS VERY LIMITED. THIS '59 SKYLINE COST $3,346 AND POWERED WITH EITHER A 292 CID, 200 BHP, OR 225 CID, 225 BHP, OR 352 CID, 300 BHP. THE WEIGHT OF THIS CAR WAS 4,064 LBS. THIS VIDEO SHOWS THE ROOF AND TRUNK HELD IN MID-POSITION SO YOU CAN EASILY SEE THE MECHANICS INVOLVED. ALSO NOTICE THE SMALL LUGGAGE TUB IN THE TRUNK. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT RESTORATION AND A RARE CAR, THE LAST YEAR OF THE FORD SKYLINER. Another rare car brought to you by 55lincoln. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING.
1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner
Check out the Convertable Action and matching luggage ...will be sold this week at http://www.bransonauction.com in Branson
1957 Ford Skyliner - Fly/In Cruise/In
Series #12 Part #1
Fly/In Cruise/In Video Magazine
Marcus Winslow - Cousin of the late actor James Dean. Marcus reminisces about growing up with the late actor James Dean & shows us his pristine 1957 Ford Skyliner hardtop convertable.
Produced by: Inge Harte - Ray Johnson
1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Skyliner Retractable Hardtop - Fully Restored Classic Car
352c.i. 4BBL V8 (July 25, 1969 Date Coded Block), Automatic (Cruise-O-Matic) Transmission (Trans Code-4), 9in Rear w/ 3.10 Gear Ratio (Axle Code-1), Power Steering, Power Brakes, Factory AM Radio (Town & Country), Floor Mats, Dual Exhaust, Show Quality Chrome, Seats Still in Plastic Seat Covers, Appears to be Original Interior w/ Newer Carpet, Power Retractable Hard Top, Turquoise & Colonial White Exterior & Interior, Factory Steel Wheels & Hubcaps w/ Wide White Tires, Owners Manual, Very Nice Undercarriage, Gorgeously Restored & Preserved! One of the Finest Retractable Hardtops Around!!
1957 Ford Fairlane 500 - "Crusin' with the top down"
1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner with a retractable hardtop, 292Cid V8, and automatic transmission that has 37k miles(believe to be actual but have no proof). The first owner had the car for 44 years, and when purchased in 2001 it had been sitting in a barn since 1981. The car had a complete frame on restoration in 2002. During the restoration the 292 V8 engine and automatic transmission was rebuilt (around 2,500 miles ago). New parts include brakes, master and wheel cylinders, and whitewall tires. The retractable hard top makes this car really sweet and a little different. For more info, please call 1-800-231-3616.
55 Ford Victoria coupe and 59 Tbird convertible.
Gotta love the air brush work on the continental kit on the Vicky. I've seen Elvis,Marilyn,Jimmy Dean etc but never a Happy Days one like that. Looks awesome.That Tbird is what life is about, top down and Johnny Cash on the radio! (Daddy sang bass, awesome cruisin' song,awesome artist!).The only other thing you would need is the highway to the horizon! Filmed TODAY at the American motor show 2011, sunday 10th April, Flemington racecourse, Melbourne Australia.