1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop | Old Car


1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop. The Conceptcarz.com tells us that the 1959 Fords earned a Gold Medal for ‘Exceptional Styling’ at the Brussels World Fair. They are considered by many to be the most beautifully styled Fords ever built with their long, low bodies, swept-back rear fender lines, flat, sculptured front fenders with dual headlights and exceptionally flat hoods.
The Fairlane 500 Skyliner was so impressive at its 1957 introduction that President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered an early model. its retractable hardtop – operated by a multitude of motors, relays, screw jacks, springs and pivoting arms – was impressive in itself.


  1. Austin Hart April 14, 2014 at 12:27 am - Reply

    My first car was a “1961” Fairlane in Australia, we were a bit behind then, smoothest car I ever had, went on to own 3 all up, would not say no to a good one again, very comfortable for its time.

  2. Kenneth Parrish October 12, 2015 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    My brother had a 1957 312ci 3on the tree canary yellow with white interior loved that car

  3. John A. Battle January 30, 2016 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I had a 1958 Ford Fairlane Skyliner . I should have kept that car. Traded it in Woodland, CA for Dodge.

  4. art March 10, 2016 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Mine was a 1969 Fairlane 428 SCJ one of 8 for BC Canada, matching numbers

  5. Tom Edwards! December 17, 2016 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Owned all three! 57, 58, 59.

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