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1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Skyliner Hardtop Retractable Show Car

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Offered today is a 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Skyliner Hardtop Retractable. Excellent show condition combined with a truly rare color as well as a boat load of factory options makes this Skyliner a rare and desireable find.

The 1959 Skyliner is the rarest and most desirable of the three years of production ('57-'59) and the only one to also have the additional name GALAXIE, which was the highest trim package offered by Ford. Odometer reads 150 miles which is believed to be 100,150 miles but only approx. 1000 miles since total restoration.

**Be sure to scroll completely to the bottom of this ad in order to view the slideshow. It will be well worth your time.**

Factory options include:
- Thunderbird 332 V-8 motor
- 3 speed Cruise O Matic trans.
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
- Select Aire Air Conditioning (a whopping $403 option in 1959)
- Town and Country Radio (been replaced, see below)
- Safety Pkg - seat belts
- Safety Pkg - Padded dash and visors
- Rocker panel trim
- 800x14 4 ply white wall tires
- Tinted glass
- Equa Lock Differential
- Visored Spotlight Mirrors
VIN # is B9KW185575

Painted in it's original April Green (Paint code G), this beauty certainly stands out among the sea of red and white Skyliners and equally common Belairs (Painted in any color). As you can see in the pictures, it was painted one tone green whereas most cars of this vintage were painted two tone. Of the 12,915 Skyliners produced, I can only wonder how many have survived and are in this condition and then how many are painted in this one tone April Green. Truly rare indeed.

Car includes a non-original AM/FM cassette stereo. The stereo is a Ford vintage-looking unit so it fits perfectly in with the dash.

This car is garaged and lovingly maintained. It is only used for local car shows and has taken many top awards and always garners much attention. Retract the roof and watch the crowds gather. Clearly not an average Skyliner!!

Cowl tag information is as follows:
* Body 51A - Skyliner
* Color G - APRIL GREEN factory one tone paint
* Trim 31 ???
* Date 21G - Production date - 21st day of July
* Axle 1 - Rear axle ratio - 3.10 to 1
* Serial #: B9KW185575
B = engine identification - 8 cylinder OHV Engine -- 332 cu. in. displacement -- V-8 Thunderbird Special
9 = year identification 1959
K = assembly plant = Kansas City, Missouri
W = Body series code = Skyliner
185575 = Consecutive unit #. The Consecutive Unit Number should be considered to be a unique identification that shows when the order was received and when it was planned for production.

One could not restore a Skyliner today for twice the reserve price of this car. Truly a rare and desireable car being offered for a very reasonable reserve. Take advantage today!!

A brief history

The retractable hardtop model was introduced by Ford in 1957 and continued in production through 1959. The steel roof retracts into the trunk with the push of a button. To accomplish this, Ford used 7 reversable motors, 10 solenoids, 8 circuit breakers, 10 multifunction switches, and 610 feet of wiring! 30,000 were built between 1957 and 1959 with only 12,915 being built in 1959. The early Skyliner models during 1959 were "Fairlane 500". The late 1959 Skyliner models were "Galaxies".

Comparing the Skyliner production of 12,915 to it's main competition of the time, the Chevy Belair, the Belair production was 773,382 units in 1955, 669,281 units in 1956 and 702,651 units in 1957. The Skyliner once again proves to be a very rare car relative to the Belair.



Click here to view a partial video of the roof retracting. Top works perfectly.

Useful Links

* To visit the 1959 Ford Registry Website, click here

* To visit the International Skyliners Club Website, click here

To view other available vehicles, click here




Vehicle Condition - - I have not personally inspected or photographed this vehicle. I am relying on the pictures and descriptions provided by the seller. I can however tell that this car is an exceptional vehicle in excellent condition. No disappointments here. Drive it or show it. It's your choice. This is the right car if you want to get noticed. Cruise in style and enjoy the looks you will be getting with this rare retractable!!

This is a turn key show car that needs nothing.

I invite anyone to inspect this car in the Long Island area and determine for yourself that this car is truly in great condition. Seeing is really believing.

This car needs nothing except some garage space and a new owner who is ready to show it off. Be prepared to turn heads at every corner.



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1959 Ford Galaxie 500 Skyliner - Gorgeous in this rare green color

Interior is in excellent restored condition

Original Thunderbird 332/225 HP V-8 engine - highly detailed engine bay

The Skyliner disappearing roof mechanism is an engineering marvel

Beautiful from all angles - even the underside


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Terms & Conditions

This item is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied unless there is a warranty in effect from the factory. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected this item, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the item.

Buyer is responsible for cost of shipping but seller may be able to assist in arranging shipping. I can be reached at (630) 567-0066 to discuss the item.

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