1959 Ford Galaxie Skyliner Retractable Fairlane 500
Price: US $39,000.00 Item location: Pine Grove, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Galaxie
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Base
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 102,500
- Color: Salmon/Geranium
- Engine size: 5.4L 5441CC 332Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black/Salmon
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1959 Ford Galaxie1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Skyliner Retractable Convertible
For your consideration is "Lola", 1959 Ford Skyliner. Like the song from the 1955 film, amn Yankees..."What Lola Wants, ola Gets". This beauty was bought 8 years ago in very nice shape, nd I have slowly made her better. This is an almost all original car, ave for the continental kit and interior upholstery. In fact, won "Best Original Car" at the local car show/chili cookoff two years ago.
Please take time to peruse the many pictures by letting your computer upload the images....you wont be dis-appointed. Lola is a great specimen and example of the finest that Ford had to offer in 1959. This is NOT a 100 point car by any means, y then again, his automobile is not listed for $60-70,000 either. What you will find is a very nice grade 2 (two) classic.
The restoration was initially done about 10 years ago in Colorado. This car has been mostly in the dry southern part of Colorado and here in the Eastern Sacramento area. There is really no rust to speak of other than some blistering on the front right rocker, aybe the size of a quarter.
This beauty runs great at any speed, nd the only problem I would note is a slight hesitation off the start....something I attribute to maybe a needed carb adjustment, ut more probable the vacuum advance to the tranny. That being said, hose are the two items which need attention. Now for the good stuff............
As you can see from the pictures, his car is one nice ride. Well taken care of by the previous owner, nd made better by these additions........
The rare Flying Elipse Hood Ornament
Rear Continental Kit
Brand New Coker Tires w/3 inch Whitewalls
Ford Tissue Holder
4 Starburst Wheel Covers
Painted Luggage Tub and Custom Cover
California 1956 Plates
The rare Front and Rear Bumper Gaurds (Dagmars)
The automobile comes with the popular 332 CI Thunderbird Special V8 Engine, ower Steering, ower Brakes, M Radio, ewly Rebuilt Front Steering Linkages. As an added bonus, his classic has had the whole Retractable Roof system overhauled by the pre-imminent "Skyliner Roof" guru, ayne Rollins in 2012. Everything works as it should. The motor does not smoke, he radiator does not leak, nd power steering and power brake reservoirs seem to be tight.
Since the car has been sheltered since the restoration in 2005, he interior still seems new. The paint was done professionally in the Salman/Geranium color that was so popular in 1959. The original owner ordered this one to have the "two tone" option and sports the Colonial White on the center strip and trunk/hood. As it is 10 years old, ou will find a number of nicks in the paint, ut that is to be expected. Again, his is NOT a 100 point trailer queen....just a head turning son of a gun!
The numbers match on the car, nd I have supplied the specs at the bottom of the listing, o you can see where it was made, nd when. Including the details of the drivetrain. The roof was designed to be used regularly, nd the more you use it, he better. People seem to love the action of lowering and raising the roof. Kids think its some sort of "Transformer" toy.
If you ever wanted a classic car from the 50s, nd one where you get a convertible to boot, hen Lola is for you. Factor in the "collectible" value, nd you have an easy decision to make. I am retiring, nd will need to cull my car collection and finish restoring my Model A, o I have to say good bye to Lola. But she has made me happy these past 8 years.
51A TE2 25 L 4 6 =
Body Type: 51A Hide-away Hardtop
Exterior Color: TE2 Geranium/Colonial White Styletone
Interior Trim: 48 Radiant Geranium Vinyl & Raven Black Striped Nub Fabric
Production Date: 25L 25 November 1958
Transmission: 4 Cruise-O-Matic (single range)
Axle: 6 Rear Axle Differential Ratio 2.69 to 1 (non locking)
B9KW 115741 =
Engine Code B = 332 C.I.D. 225 HP 8 CYL 2 BBL
Model Year 9= 1959
Ford Assembly Plant K= Kansas City
Body Style W= Galaxie Hide-Away Hardtop
Production Number 115741= 15,741th 1959 Galaxie 500 produced in KC in 1958
Galaxie Skyliner is the world’s only retractable hardtop…another example of the years-ahead engineering you get in every Ford. Just like magic, he Skyliner converts easily and surely from all-steel hardtop to sun-loving convertible in less than a minute!
I will require a $1000.00 deposit so I know you are a serious buyer. I will help in anyway I can with delivery to your home, ust ask.