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
Ferrari California Convertible Hard Top in Action - AMAZING!
OK, letting the top down in the 2010 Ferrari California and I think it's
one of the most amazing engineering feats on the car. Yes, the entire car
is excellent, but this has to be one of the quickest convertible hard tops
I've ever seen and the amazing thing is the trunk is still completely
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
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.