This commercial presents the 1957 Ford Retractable Hardtop Convertible. It stars Lucille Ball explaining to her husband its amazing operation over the phone. It has great shots of the operation of hardtop in action.
For more on the Skyline and Fairlane Hideaway Hardtop Convertibles, be sure to check out the The 1950s Ford Skyliner and Fairlane Hideaway Hardtop Convertibles DVD at http://www.thehistoricalarchive.com/categories/Automobile-History/ford/index.html
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.
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.
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Lucille Ball Loved her Ford Skyliner Retractable Hardtop
America loved Lucy so Ford recruited Lucy and Desi to pitch the virtues of a radical concept, a retractable hardtop, that was being introduced on their new Skyliner. Of course, Fred and Ethel had to join them for this quintessential Lucy sketch. The car was a flop and the idea didn't catch on until the late 90s. Now almost all convertibles are retractable hardtops.
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!!
Volkswagen EOS Hard Top Convertible Roof and Entertainment
http://guntherautos.com The EOS is a relatively new Volkswagen on the market but since Gunther Volkswagen of Coconut Creek is the largest Volkswagen dealer in the United States we have had several in our Certified Pre-Owned Inventory. We can help you buy a brand new one but if you want to save some money and want an extended 2 year 24,000 mile factory warranty to boot... I may have the car you are looking for. If not... I just may be able to find an EOS for you. Don't Wait... Call Used Car Sales for information and immediate assistance 954-590-3760
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
1957 Ford TV Ad: Full Line Presentation
1957 Ford TV ad.
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Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Retractable Hardtop
Shows retractable hardtop in action -- about 20 seconds up or down. This 2007 car has 31,430 miles, is for sale by owner now (early 2011). Listed on Ebay Motors, or contact owner at email@example.com .