1959 Ford Galaxie Skyliner Retractable
This 1959 Ford Galaxie Skyliner has the distinction as America's first mass-produced electronic hardtop convertible. But besides just a rare technical marvel, this is a full size-Ford with a big V8, so it's potential for fun is larger than even its tailfins. The '59 Ford had a style all its own. The front end was revised to give it an even more powerful square-jaw presence then the previous year. Plus, the full-width grille has so many stars, it feels like a play on this car's Galaxie name. The brightwork on a car like this can be described in acreage, and so it's always valuable to see it complete like this one. With the big chrome bumpers, rocker trim that flows into the rear fenders, and artful style running front headlight to door handle Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and so much more Ã¢â‚¬â€œ this is a very striking package. Of course, the retractable hard top roof is the real reason why this is such a valued classic. It was the engineering sensation of its time, and with a few repairs it will be ready to wow them all again. The factory-correct Colonial White has a survivor-like quality that people find particularly impressive at car shows today. Plus, it coordinates nicely with the inner rings of the factory wheel covers and the iconic whitewall tires. It's hard not to believe this interior is anything but original. After all, the factory-correct Radiant Green has insets of exterior-matching white and comfortable green cloth. It's a very distinct presentation that certainly has a survivor-like quality. The interior is a true '50s design, so there's plenty of original stylized brightwork running across the dash and all around the car. Just like today's hardtop convertibles, having the roof down doesn't mean losing your entire trunk. There is still luggage space in the neat little cave that the stowed hardtop creates. And this one even come with the correct cubbyhole to tell you the exact dimensions Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a rarity on these Skyliners. Under the hood is what all Ford people love to see in their '59s. This car is specified to have an H-code, 352 cubic-inch V8 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the top-of-the-line for the Galaxie. And so it's great to see a correct motor from this era in the engine bay. It's even topped with a Holley four-barrel carburetor. This engine has the kind of displacement that gives off a muscular V8 rumble from the dual exhaust system. But this is not the car you buy to do burnouts. With a three-speed automatic transmission and power steering, this Skyliner is your all-day cruiser. Ford only offered this retractable option from 1957 to 1959, and the final year cars like this one were the rarest. So, don't miss your chance to pick up the ultimate 1950s collectible. Call today!!!