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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.?


 


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1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner
http://www.barnfineclassics.com/inventory/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!





1959 Ford Fairlane Galaxie 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop in action
1959 Ford Fairlane Galaxie 500 Skyliner





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1958 Ford Fairlane Skyliner in action, Ennis, Texas. Rare 352 Interceptor V8 equipped, Factory Gulfstream Aqua car.





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BMW and Volvo HardTop Convertibles in Action
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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





The Blastolene Story - /TUNED
The Blastolene Story - The Decoliner. Half GMC RV, half creative genius by master craftsman Randy Grubb.





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.





Super Rare 1966 Mustang GT Retractable Hardtop From KC Classic Cars
This is 1 of about 12 retractable Mustangs built, with only 5 known to exist. A true GT, this car was designed and engineered by Ben Smith, longtime Ford engineer responsible for the original 1957-1959 Skyliner Retractable. A true piece of Mustang history that is now for sale.





1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible Retractable Hardtop
My cousin showing off his "new" 1957 Fairlane, with a Thunderbird V-8.





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 Coast Classics. 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 hardtops.





1969 Ford Fairlane Restoration: Lots of Body Work!
Hi! 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!





Back to the Fifties Car Show 2011
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