1958 FORD FAIRLANE 500 SKYLINER RETRACTABLE HARDTOP CONVERTIB - 91728 Sold* at Orange County 2010 - Lot #48.1 1958 FORD FAIRLANE 500 SKYLINER RETRACTABLE HARDTOP CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/91728/91728_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #48.1

1958 FORD FAIRLANE 500 SKYLINER RETRACTABLE HARDTOP CONVERTIBLE

Auction Orange County 2010
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 48.1
Year 1958
Make FORD
Model FAIRLANE 500 SKYLINER
Style RETRACTABLE HARDTOP CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN G8FW145419
Exterior Color RED/WHITE
Interior Color RED/WHITE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 332
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #48.1 - The skyliner should not be mistaken for a Sunliner, which was the standard soft-top convertible. The Skyliner is a hardtop car with a metal roof that raises up, then folds & retracts into the trunk compartment and transforms itself into a roadster convertible. It was literally an electro-mechancical engineering wonder in its day. Even today, people still stare in amazement as they watch it operate. Ford built these Skyliners only 3 years; 1957, 58 & 59. They are rarely seen today. occasionally, you may see a '57 or a '59 but it is extremely unusual to see a '58. This one, being the rare '58, is a former AACA National First Place Winner. So, we are not just saying that it is nice, it has actually been judged as a National Winner. Since that accomplishment it has been meticulously restored, preserved and maintained so that it still retains it's "National Winner" condition. It is very well equipped with the newly introduced 'FE' big block engine with 332 cubic inches and a 4-barrell carburetor and backed by the new 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission. It also has "Master-Guide" power steering. It is refinished in the original beautiful two-tone color combination of Torch Red and White. The retractable top mechanism all works perfectly. The car is very dependable and roadworthy. It starts, runs, steers and stops perfectly. Another fact worthy of mentioning: it is a most unusual "radio and heater delete" car. It was factory built without a radio or heater. 1958 was the first year to use 4 individual headlamps and the only year ever to have 4 individual tail lamps. We could go on and on discussing the uniqueness, rarity, and quality of this automobile.
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