1957 Ford Fairlane
Convertible Car for sale in Creston, North Carolina 28615
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner (Retractable) is a two-door American made full-size car with a retractable hardtop produced by Ford in the United States for only the model years 1957, 1958 and 1959. In 1959 the model name changed to Ford Galaxie Skyliner very shortly after the production of 1959 models had started. The retractable roof mechanism - also known as "Hide-Away Hardtop" was unique to Ford branded products, and was not offered on any other ford vehicles during this time period.
The Ford Skyliner Retractable was only the second car in history to be series produced with a retractable hardtop; the first to reach four and five digit production numbers, and the first series produced to feature a roof composed of more than one segment and motors to lift the entire top and trunk. Part of the Ford Fairlane 500, the Skyliner had a complex mechanism which folded the front roof and retracted it under the rear deck-lid. No hydraulic mechanisms were used as in regular convertibles of this era. The 1957 Skyliner top has seven reversible electric motors (only six for 1959 models), four lift jacks, a series of relays, ten limit switches, ten solenoids, four locking mechanisms for the roof and two locking mechanisms for the trunk lid and a total of 610 ft of wiring. During the 1959 model year the Galaxie series was added to Ford’s full-size range and the Skyliner model was absorbed into that series. Although the 1959 Galaxie was designated as a separate series, all Galaxies carried both “Fairlane 500” and “Galaxie” badging, on the rear and sides and came with the standard 292CID 2-barrel 200 hp V8. Two manual transmissions, a three-speed and three-speed with overdrive were available, as well as three-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission. Starting in 1958, the Cruise-O-Matic was added, which provided a second "drive" range marked as a "D2".
When this car was first introduction, the Skyliner was the only true hardtop convertible in the world. This car has been shown at the International Ford Retractable Club. A true collector's edition. The Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner shown above is a 1957 Two-Tone Red and White and has been a part of the owner's collectible car collection since 01/31/1979. VIN-D7UW188180. Pickup of vehicle is in Stanly County, North Carolina and is left up to the Buyer. If you wish to make a BEST Offer, please email me.
Classic Car ID101138769
ConditionIn storage and needs battery and tires. No rust.
Custom ColorRed and White
Classic Car Buyer's Tools
Immediately receive a quote to get your new classic car delivered right to your driveway from Autotrader’s trusted Classic Transport Partner ShipYourCarNow. Click Now!
Get THE LOWEST MONTHLY PAYMENTS! We are a nationwide collector car finance company with over a decade of experience serving our clients. Give us a call today at (800) 717-5180 Apply now
For the latest and most reliable Classic and Collectible Car prices, values, production numbers and local car clubs, always trust NADAguides.com. Get more info
As the inventors of Agreed Value coverage, we understand the special nature of protecting a collectible vehicle. Every policy offers Agreed Value, Unlimited Mileage, No Deductible, Towing and Labor, Spare Parts Coverage and the flexibility of using the Repair Shop of Your Choice. Whether insuring a priceless historical vehicle or a weekend cruiser, no one knows more about insuring collector cars then Grundy. www.Grundy.com or 888-647-8636 Get Quotes Now