Price: US $32,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Skyliner
  • Type: Other
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 91,025
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 312 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1957 Ford Skyliner

The 1957 Ford Farilane Skyliner is a car of legend. It was the first year for Ford's daring short run of retractable hardtop convertibles, and so to present this rare and significant car in a correct and restored condition should make you just as excited as we are. And when it's at such an obtainable price, you should hurry.Even without its attention-grabbing roof, this coupe/convertible is an attractive classic. It starts with a great color-coordinated package. The black and red two-tone alternate in cool ways like on the fender skirts, and the overall presentation is particularly stunning thanks to a recent paint application. The advantage of a modern professional respray with a deep clear coat is that you get the same luster you can get from your chrome. That's important on a '50s classic like this where there's a ton of brightwork. It looks particularly nice on this Skyliner because the main pieces, including the bumpers, bezels, and trim moldings have all have the shimmer of a proper investment. It all ends in a rear end that looks inspired by the original Thunderbird, and a continental kit for that extra long touch of class. Of course the power retractable hard top roof is the real reason why this is such a valuable classic. It was the engineering sensation of its time, as multiple motors make it look like the trunk is swallowing the roof whole.Having the roof stowed not only is a cool process, but it also gives everyone a look at the amazing interior. The red and black return, and it's joined by pristine white accents. So you might have only thought the whitewall tires were a nice period-correct piece, but now you know they also help bring together the full interior/exterior colors. With such a thoughtfully well-coordinated package the interior should be worthy of awards all on its own. And just like the exterior, there has been a lot invested in keeping the inside looking it's best. The seats, door panels, and carpeting all have the unmistakable feeling of a thoughtful care. You slip behind the factory wheel and stare at the horizon-like speedometer this is truly superior classic motoring.Underneath the sporty clamshell hood is the correct D-code 312 cubic-inch V8. Topped with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, it delivers smooth performance and plenty of torque to move the big coupe without working very hard. It has that great period-correct appearance, and the red black inside the black engine completes this full coordinating package. It has a fresh appearance that takes it back to the day it left the San Jose factory in '57 with features like the original-style radiator and the correct coolant bag. The two-speed automatic transmission, Fairlane's legendary soft suspension, and Coker reproduction whitewall tires on those correct Ford hubcaps all come together for a great classic cruising package.The 1957 Fairlane Skyliner is a rarity with only 20,766 produced. Now think of how many survived six decades to look this good. And once you see the price on this well-executed example, you know you have to hurry to get it in your garage. Call today!!!