1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner – Named for Henry Ford’s Dearborn estate, Ford’s premium Fairlane line debuted alongside the original Thunderbird for 1955. These new top-line cars helped Ford record its best sales year since 1923. Just 1,999 buyers, though, chose the expensive 1955 Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner, with Plexiglas top insert. Only 603 more would select the model in 1956. Ford refreshed Fairlane styling for 1956. A new Victoria “Fordor” hardtop joined the line, while two-door Victoria hardtops gained a new roofline. An enlarged, 312-cid, Thunderbird V8 and factory air conditioning were fresh options. The 1957 models—the newest Fords since 1949—featured a redesigned chassis, which permitted a lower body profile. A new top-series Fairlane 500 and newly mid-range Fairlane shared a lengthened 118-inch wheelbase. In dealerships across America, the amazing Fairlane 500 Skyliner drew crowds with every demonstration of its self-storing metal top. Even now, Crown Victorias rule among 1955-’56 enthusiasts, while the Skyliner retractable hardtop is a ’50s icon. Although Ford outsold Chevy for the model year, 1957 Fairlane 500 convertibles and hardtops are shockingly scarce today.
It’s impressive when you see the new Mercedes next to you at a light drop its hard top electronically. Its hard to believe that same technology has been around for 60 years! This beautiful ’57 Ford Skyliner is a great surviving example of early American automotive engineering. In addition to being in great condition, this Ford Hardtop Retractable is offered in a stunning Starmist Blue and Colonial White, features a Continental Kit, and was restored in 2000 and has seen less than 10k miles since. The original 312ci / 245hp motor and 4 barrel carb were rebuild in 2012 and the vehicle still starts and runs great. A complete list of features includes; V8, Auto, Power Steering & Brakes, Dealer installed A/C & Heat, Continental Kit, Cruiser Skirts, Chrome Grill, Chrome Bumpers, Chrome Mirrors, Power Top, Tinted Glass, AM/FM/Cassette, Dual Exhaust w/ chrome tips, New Carb, New Brakes, Tire Tools, Spare Tires, 14″ Ford Factory Wheels, and Coker Classic Wide White Walls! We are aware that Hagerty and CPI Black book currently value this Skyliner between $81,000 – $115,000. Fortunately for you, we buy our vehicles right and can therefore offer them for far below market value. Contact us today to become an owner.