1958 Ford Fairlane 500 - vintage TV commercial

Get vintage TV commercials on DVD: http://astore.amazon.com/retroload-20 The Ford Fairlane was an automobile model sold between 1955 and 1971 by the Ford Motor Company in North America. The name was taken from Henry Ford's estate, Fair Lane, near Dearborn, Michigan. Over time, the name referred to a number of different cars in different classes; the Fairlane was a full-size car during the 1950s. A facelift for 1958 saw fashionable quad headlights, a grille that matched the 1958 Thunderbird, and other styling changes. New big-block FE V8s of 332 and 352 in³ (5.4) and (5.8 L) replaced the previous largest V8s, and a better 3-speed automatic transmission was also available. Visit our RETRO BLOG: http://retroload.blogspot.com

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The Flying Nun - ABC promo with Sally Field
Get classic TV series on DVD: http://astore.amazon.com/retroload-20 The Flying Nun was a sitcom produced by ABC based on the book The Fifteenth Pelican, by Tere Rios. The sitcom ran for three seasons, and produced 82 color episodes from 1967 until 1970. Developed by Bernard Slade, it centered on the adventures of a group of nuns in the Convent San Tanco in Puerto Rico. The comic elements of the storyline were provided by the flying ability of a novice nun, Sister Bertrille, played by Sally Field. She could be relied upon to solve any problem that came her way by her ability to catch a passing breeze and fly (attributed to her small stature and heavily starched cornette—the headgear for her habit). Her flying talents caused as many problems as they solved. She once explained her ability to fly as, "When lift plus thrust is greater than load plus drag, anything can fly." The unusual premise caught the attention of the public and the program was a success, yet the storylines were limited, and by the end of the show's run, the writers were struggling to create new situations that would allow the heroine to take flight. Critics never responded favorably to the show, and credited most of its success to the appeal of Sally Field. Madeleine Sherwood played the Mother Superior, Marge Redmond played Sister Jacqueline, Shelley Morrison played Sister Sixto, and Alejandro Rey played local playboy Carlos Ramirez, who Sister Bertrille would run into with alarming frequency. Visit our RETRO BLOG: http://retroload.blogspot.com

1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Classic
Retractable Hardtop 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner in action from Texas Motor Toys.

Ford Fairlanes Being Built
Inside the factory where the fourth generations of Ford Fairlanes are being built. Probably at the Lorain, Ohio assembly plant. Welding, and lead applied to round out the curves. They're painted, the engines installed, glass goes one, water tested, headlights aimed and out to the car hauler they go. We see a well dressed couple looking at a Fairlane. he Fairlane name was moved to Ford's new intermediate, introduced for the 1962 model year, to bridge the gap between the compact Ford Falcon and the full-sized Galaxie, making it a competitor for GM's A-body 'senior compacts'. With an overall length of 197 in (5004 mm) and a wheelbase of 115.5 in (2934 mm), it was 16 in (406 mm) longer than the Falcon and 12.3 in (312 mm) shorter than the Galaxie. Like the Falcon, the Fairlane had a unibody frame, but the body incorporated an unusual feature Ford dubbed 'torque boxes', four boxed structures in the lower body structure designed to absorb road shock by moving slightly in the vertical plane. Suspension was a conventional short-long arm independent arrangement in front, with Hotchkiss drive in the rear. The Fairlane was initially offered only in two-door or four-door sedan body styles. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fairlane_%28Americas%29

1957 Extremely Rare Ford Color Ad: The Fairlane Retractable
http://romanoarchives.altervista.org/ The New Fairlane 500 Hide-Away Hardtop (1957) Ford theatrical ad. Extremely rare! Editing by ROMANO-ARCHIVES. "SUBSCRIBING to this Channel is a MUST for researchers and RARE HISTORICAL FOOTAGE fans!!!" V. Romano A better quality version of this clip is available. Hi-Res videos from our Collections are available on DVD, CD or directly in your inbox. Clips and movies can also be downloaded from our servers using a PW or uploaded by us to your FTP.