Description: When it was unveiled at the New York Auto Show in late 1956, the all new Ford Skyliner proved to be an immediate hit, and when it was released to the public in April 1957 it was so popular that although it was only available for half the year, the Skyliner was the fourth best-selling drop top of 1957, with sales topping 20,766 units. Produced for only three years beginning in 1957, the Skyliner was then the only true hardtop convertible in the world, and was also unique to Ford alone, as the retractable roof mechanism was not offered on any Continental, Lincoln, Mercury, or Edsel-branded vehicles during this time period. When production of the Skyliner ceased, slightly less than 50,000 vehicles had been built, with 12,915 Skyliners rolling off the assembly line in 1959. Presented here is a beautiful 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner retractable hardtop displayed in a two-tone paint scheme of Colonial White and Tahitian Bronze Poly. This B-code coupe features an FE-series 332 cu. in. V8 with a 2-barrel carburetor that produces 225 horsepower, mated to a Cruise-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission with a 3.10:1 rear end. Built at Ford's Dearborn, Michigan plant on June 15, 1959, this Skyliner features power steering, power brakes that have been upgraded to discs in the front, and Ford's "Lifeguard Safety Package" which included a padded dash, shatter proof rear view mirror, and a concave steering wheel. The interior of the Skyliner, shown in Radiant Bronze Sof-Textured vinyl bolster and bronze striped nub-fabric with silver strand, complements the two-tone exterior, and matches the data plate of the vehicle in addition to retaining much of its originality. Other exterior features are polished stainless steel fender skirts, passenger rearview mirror, custom exhaust tips, and a rear Continental Kit with color matched hard case tire cover. The Skyliner sits on a set of Thunderbird wire wheels wrapped in Coker Classics 14-inch tires. Since the founding of Back in the Day Classics in 2010, we've had the pleasure of a seeing a few Skyliner retractable roof cars grace our dealership and they are always a unique pleasure to see. As one of the rarer vehicles produced by Ford during this era, they're always a popular item and get lots of attention when on display. With its tri-tone interior, two-tone exterior, and the always popular retractable hardtop, this Skyliner is no different. Hop in, put the top down, and drive into the future the way Ford intended in 1959!