NL - FR - EN - DE - IT

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Mondays by appointment

☕Oldtimers & Coffee - Sunday 07/07/2024☕

  

Events - Oldtimerfarm

Do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail: info@oldtimerfarm.be or call +32 472 40 13 38

Ford Fairlane Retractable Hardtop '58

sold
Ford Fairlane Retractable Hardtop '58 (1958)

Reference ch0947
Make Ford
Model Fairlane Retractable Hardtop '58
Type cabrio
Construction year 1958
KM 8196 miles
Cilinder displacement 5768
Gears automatic
Steering left hand drive

500 Skyliner

  • Comes with user instruction manual
  • First mass-produced car with electric retractable hard top
  • Has the powerful engine in its series – 2nd generation Ford Fairlane

The Ford Fairlane was Ford's ‘standout performer’, especially during the 1950s, when it was new to the world. Alongside the Thunderbird, the Fairlane enriched Ford's lineup with even more extravagance and versatility, bearing the name of one of the domains owned by Henry Ford at the time. Production spanned from 1955 to 1970, encompassing seven generations that teleport nostalgically to the twentieth-century America.

The Fairlane was not a one-size-fits-all series; it came in a whole range of body styles. From two-door coupes to four-door sedans, even a station wagon was introduced. Ford showcased its ingenuity with an electrically retractable roof for the Fairlane, mass-produced, something that Peugeot had attempted in pre-war time, though in small production quantities. Versatility was undoubtedly a hallmark of the Fairlane, it gets emphasised by the array of engines it could be equipped with, mostly featuring a typical American V8 powerline. However, for enthusiasts, there was also a six-cylinder option named the 'Mileage Maker', indicating its indestructible nature. In addition to pioneering the electrically retractable roof, which folded into the trunk when opened, the Fairlane was equipped with the three-speed 'Ford-O-Matic' automatic transmission, Ford's first-ever mass-produced three-speed automatic transmission.

During the 1950s, Ford took pride in sleek and grand designs, and the Fairlane made no exception. All seven generations adhered to the principles of American automobile architecture, boasting extravagance and extraordinary dimensions.

Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

The Fairlane 500 Skyliner was the convertible version of the Fairlane. What made it unique was that it was the first mass-produced car with a retractable roof, a concept that Peugeot had attempted in the 1930s but Ford brought to fruition in the 1950s. It pioneered in electrically retractable roofs. The Fairlane 500 Skyliner was only produced from 1957 to 1959 and has evolved into a timeless classic over the decades.

Technical information:

Body work

  • Length (cm): 536 (211 inch)
  • Width (cm): 198 (78 inch)
  • Height (cm): 143 (56 inch)
  • Wheelbase (cm): 300 (118 inch)
  • Weight (kg): 2000 (4409 lbs)

Mechanics

  • Engine: 5768 cc V8 front-engine
  • Valve gear: 16
  • Fuel system: 1 Holly carburettor
  • Gear box: 3-speed automatic
  • Transmission: RWD
  • Left-steered
  • power: 300 hp (224 kW) at 4600 t/m
  • torque: 535 Nm at 2800 t/m
  • Top speed: 183 km/h (114 mph)

**Please do not hesitate to contact us via email to receive the detailed expertise report**

  • Comes with user instruction manual
  • First mass-produced car with electric retractable hard top
  • Has the powerful engine in its series – 2nd generation Ford Fairlane

 

 

The Ford Fairlane was Ford's ‘standout performer’, especially during the 1950s, when it was new to the world. Alongside the Thunderbird, the Fairlane enriched Ford's lineup with even more extravagance and versatility, bearing the name of one of the domains owned by Henry Ford at the time. Production spanned from 1955 to 1970, encompassing seven generations that teleport nostalgically to the twentieth-century America.

The Fairlane was not a one-size-fits-all series; it came in a whole range of body styles. From two-door coupes to four-door sedans, even a station wagon was introduced. Ford showcased its ingenuity with an electrically retractable roof for the Fairlane, mass-produced, something that Peugeot had attempted in pre-war time, though in small production quantities. Versatility was undoubtedly a hallmark of the Fairlane, it gets emphasised by the array of engines it could be equipped with, mostly featuring a typical American V8 powerline. However, for enthusiasts, there was also a six-cylinder option named the 'Mileage Maker', indicating its indestructible nature. In addition to pioneering the electrically retractable roof, which folded into the trunk when opened, the Fairlane was equipped with the three-speed 'Ford-O-Matic' automatic transmission, Ford's first-ever mass-produced three-speed automatic transmission.

During the 1950s, Ford took pride in sleek and grand designs, and the Fairlane made no exception. All seven generations adhered to the principles of American automobile architecture, boasting extravagance and extraordinary dimensions.

Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

The Fairlane 500 Skyliner was the convertible version of the Fairlane. What made it unique was that it was the first mass-produced car with a retractable roof, a concept that Peugeot had attempted in the 1930s but Ford brought to fruition in the 1950s. It pioneered in electrically retractable roofs. The Fairlane 500 Skyliner was only produced from 1957 to 1959 and has evolved into a timeless classic over the decades.

Technical information:

Body work

  • Length (cm): 536 (211 inch)
  • Width (cm): 198 (78 inch)
  • Height (cm): 143 (56 inch)
  • Wheelbase (cm): 300 (118 inch)
  • Weight (kg): 2000 (4409 lbs)

Mechanics

  • Engine: 5768 cc V8 front-engine
  • Valve gear: 16
  • Fuel system: 1 Holly carburettor
  • Gear box: 3-speed automatic
  • Transmission: RWD
  • Left-steered
  • power: 300 hp (224 kW) at 4600 t/m
  • torque: 535 Nm at 2800 t/m
  • Top speed: 183 km/h (114 mph)

**Please do not hesitate to contact us via email to receive the detailed expertise report**

Read more