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!
1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner (actual retractable top demo)
THESE CARS WERE MADE FOR THREE YEARS, 1957-58-59.
For a "glamor" full screen image of this car, click this link:
Video from October 13 2007, demonstration of retractable top on a 1957 Ford
Fairlane 500 Skyliner. Rochester Indiana Chili Cookoff and car show.
A series of switches, solenoids, motors and motor driven cables complete
the complex operation of this 1950s mechanical wonder of American
Movie by http://www.jims59.com
Thank you for watching