1957 FORD SKYLINER CUSTOM RETRACTABLE HARDTOP - 125325Sold* at Palm Beach 2012 - Lot #665.5 1957 FORD SKYLINER CUSTOM RETRACTABLE HARDTOP//cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/125325/125325_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1957 FORD SKYLINER CUSTOM RETRACTABLE HARDTOP
Palm Beach 2012
CUSTOM RETRACTABLE HARDTOP
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #665.5 - Presenting an over-the-top 1957 Skyliner Retractable that has gone through an extensive custom restoration. It was nosed and decked, top of fenders and cruiser skirts were extended. It has a 1958 hood with custom hood scoop, two 1958 Olds grilles, motorcycle fairing park and turn signals, six 1959 Cadillac taillights, hand built Connie kit, push-button door releases, dual frenched antennas, lake pipes with running lights, exhaust pipes with working flame throwers, etc. The body and paint is absolutely beautiful. The exterior custom color is Cadillac Canyon Yellow with Sliver Pearl. It has ghost flames on the sides along with anodized gold trim inserts with matching engraved flames by famous Jerry Potts. The wheels and tires match the exterior theme. The exterior is complimented with an amazing custom interior by famous Ed Banes. It is extremely rich and classy looking with real fawn leather that is rolled and pleated throughout including the trunk compartment. Jerry Potts also engraved the interior to match the exterior. Some custom features include 1967 Thunderbird seats and illuminated center console that was extended 9", 1964 Galaxie sunvisors, Ford Hi-Tech gauges, steering wheel with tilt column, stereo system, front and rear air conditioning and a custom control panel to operate all the features. The top opens and closes beautifully. It has two Optima batteries on separate switches. The heart of this car is a powerful 460cid V8. The engine is smooth and sounds great. Custom blower fans were installed in the inner fenders to keep it cool along with a Jeep Wrangler five core radiator. Other features include aluminum serpentine pulleys and Wilwood master cylinder. It has a complete air ride suspension system that is completely adjustable to ride height preference. Chassis upgrades include dropped spindles, front disc brakes, custom differential with panhard stock bar, front crossmember that was custom notched and smoothed to clear engine, etc. From the Marc Schiliro Collection.
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