1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop | Old Car

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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.

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  1. 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. I own one of those 58 I think it was had it for about 2 weeks and sold it for fifty bucks bought it for $15 some guy from California came in the gas station and needed money the transmission went out in it wish I would have kept it….

  3. My first car was also a 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxy 2 door hardtop painted “two-tone” white and geranium with a 332 c.i. engine, automatic transmission. I would love to have it back. A “hardtop” did not have a post between the door window and the backseat side window.

  4. My dad had a 1959 Ford Galaxy convertible that was black with red and white seats. Does anyone know where there might be one for sale? My dad turned 80 this past March, I thought it would be cool to get one for him. He called it a Ford Galaxy Fairlane 500 convertible!

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