An award-winning restored American hardtop convertible is exactly what you need to stand out on the crowd. This 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner represents one of the most daring times in Ford history where the engineers got to make something amazing, and the designers got to wrap it in something beautiful. This car is truly amongst the best of the best, and many awards from the International Ford Retractible Club from over the years are a testament to that fact.
Even without its attention-grabbing roof, this coupe/convertible is an attractive classic. It starts with a stunning respray of the factory-correct Torch Red and Colonial White paint. The advantage of a modern professional respray with a deep clear coat is that get the same luster you can get from your chrome. That's important on a '50s classic like this because there's a ton of brightwork. It looks particularly nice on this Skyliner because the main pieces, including the bumpers, bezels, and trim moldings have all been replaced. So what you're left with is an amazing shine that has a uniform gloss across both the chrome and paint...no wonder this one takes home so many awards! It all ends in a rear end that looks inspired by the original Thunderbird, and a continental kit for that extra long touch of class. Of course the retractable hard top roof is the real reason why this is such a valuable classic. It was the engineering sensation of its time, as multiple motors make it look like the trunk is swallowing the roof whole.
Having the roof stowed not only is a cool process, but it also gives everyone a look at the amazing interior. This is the same tri-color and chrome style that the factory used over half a century ago, but you can really tell by the condition that this was the subject of a meticulous restoration. It's felt the moment you sit on the red and white vinyl seats and feel the comfortable individual cloth inserts. This is a true '50s design, so there's plenty of stylized chrome. For the driver it starts with the inner ring of the steering wheel, the gauges, and it even spreads to the dash where it frames the correct AM radio and clock that's ticking away. Your passengers will love the brightwork that runs along the door panels and even between the rear bench seat. There's also a neat tonneau cover for the rear seats when you want to a more individual style luxury like the first generation Thunderbird. Just like today's hardtop convertibles, having the roof down doesn't mean losing your entire trunk. There is still luggage space in the neat little cave that the stowed hardtop creates, and you'll know the exact dimensions thanks to a custom cubbyhole.
Underneath the sporty clamshell hood is the correct B-code 332 cubic-inch V8. That means smooth performance and plenty of torque to move the big coupe without working very hard. It has that great period-correct appearance with the big air cleaner up top matches the FORD logo valve covers just like it did when it left the factory in '59. This includes everything from the correct coolant bag to fresh-looking wires, belts, and hoses that are part of the maintenance that keeps this Skyliner a reliable runner. This one also has some great driving features such as the power steering, three-speed automatic transmission, and an upgraded independent front suspension from a later Ford sedan that includes disc brakes. While those make it a nice cruising machine, all everyone will see are those correct Ford hubcaps and tall whitewall tires.
Ford only offered this option from 1957 to 1959, and these final year cars like are the rarest and most refined. Beyond that, you know this one is a cut-above with its included awards, documents, and even the owner's manual. This is the complete American classic stunner you've always wanted. Call today!!!