Ford Fairlane Skyliner 1959 Retractable Hardtop, opening & closing
The opening and closing of a Ford 1959 Retractable. However, it it not the first retractable in the market, the first one was a Peugeot 402 Eclipse (1935).
Btw, does anyone know where to get spare parts for this Ford (original, replica) like rubbers etc.?
1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner
Here's a rare 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner! It has a retractable hardtop
roof that you almost need to charge admission for to watch go up and down!
It's powered by a 312ci V8 and a 3 speed automatic transmission. It has
power steering, dual Exhaust, original
14 inch wheels & hubcaps, and wide white tires! the interior has beautiful
two tone upholstery, an attractive dash board, AM/FM cassette deck, compass
& traffic light finder, and is very comfortable to ride in! It also is
equipped with a continental kit with the spare tire on the back and mile
long fender skirts! The car is straight and solid, has beautiful paint and
chrome, and runs and drives excellent!
Route 66 Classic Cars
Back in the days when cars had style, and even with so many makes and
models, all changing every year, they made a profit. And, not only that . .
but one could sit on the porch and name the cars as they drove by. Unlike
today, when they all look the same . This is when a car was a car, so sit
back as we go back and get your Kicks On Route 66 Classic Cars
1960 Lincoln Continental Convertible Top Retracting and Erecting
There are many video clips of retractable Fords and 4-door Lincoln
convertible tops on Youtube but no 1958-1960 Lincolns. So here's a clip
showing the convertible top in action. These cars are over 19 feet in
length, weigh in at about 5400 pounds and are of unitbody construction. The
reverse slant glass rear window opens and closes electrically and the whole
rear window frame is pulled down into the car, taking the top with it. The
tops locks to the windshield header by electrically driven screws. With the
top crammed in the storage compartment there is still a hugh trunk behind
it, unlike the Fords with their small luggage tubs and the 4-door Lincolns
with very little storage.
1958 Ford Fairlane Skyliner Convertible for Sale
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1958-ford-fairlane-skyliner/ to see
this beautiful 1958 Ford Fairlane Skyliner Convertible for sale by Left
This classic pink & white Fairlane is in nice shape and ready to enjoy now.
It was restored years ago and has been used sparingly since.
Please call Donn Dabney anytime with your questions at 707-332-8331.
Thanks for Looking!
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
1969 Ford Fairlane Restoration: Lots of Body Work!
This video shows how we restored Agent 8771's old, beat-to-death 1969
Ford Fairlane coupe. The car had been hit hard in the rear many years ago,
and the frame rails were buckled. This, combined with the major structural
rust throughout, made the car virtually unrestoreable. Agent 8771 didn't
want to give up on the car however, and didn't want to just buy another
similar unit and pretend it was his old car. I decided that we could
replace the whole bottom half of the car with a solid, straight chassis
from a low-mileage 4 door sedan. When one came along at a low price, we
decided to get to work. We saved what we could from his original car,
including the seats, doors, roof, parcel shelf, hood, decklid, and glass.
We also used his old wheels, grille, bumpers, and even his old Exhaust system with the "Thrush" mufflers that
we used to put on our cars! When we were all done, it looked, sounded, and
drove like his old high school car! He even took off the power steering and
substituted his old manual box so that the car would drive just like it
used to. Overall, a really fun project and it makes a great story to tell
people you still have your first car, even if much of it has been "donated"
by another Fairlane sedan!
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy a tour of this project; let me know what you
think! Thanks for watching!