1958 FORD FAIRLANE 500 SKYLINER CONVERTIBLE SUPER RARE CAR . !

1958 FAIRLANE 500 SKYLINER CONVERTIBLE SUPER RARE CAR . !

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    1. It already existed in 1936, with de 1936 peugeot, which was the forerunner os the techcnology. maneco – Porto Alegre-RS – Brasil

    2. The US was building its first jet airliners at the time, two of which took over most airline orders worldwide.

    1. @Metallica Fan bro but they re horrible men, like if a company realises a Nice car like with a Nice líne and everything, and at a good price it would sello like bread, cars now couse of aero look al the same

    2. @I Flick you got wrong now….car was not flop…and top function was genious…and those tops are working still in these days.
      Only reason why Skyliner didnt sell so well was tiny room on trunk when roof was in trunk…that was the reason why Sunliner soft top more popular in those Days….that was the main reason.
      Skyliner sell well anyway..and got good reputation..thats why they made it 3 years ..and in good product numbers.

    3. @I Flick Instead of the typical hydraulic mechanisms, the Skyliner top used seven reversible electric motors (six for 1959 models ), four lift jacks, a series of relays, ten limit switches, ten solenoids, four locking mechanisms for the roof and two locking mechanisms for the trunk lid, and 610 ft (185.9 m) of wiring.

    4. Instead of the typical hydraulic mechanisms, the Skyliner top used seven reversible electric motors (six for 1959 models ), four lift jacks, a series of relays, ten limit switches, ten solenoids, four locking mechanisms for the roof and two locking mechanisms for the trunk lid, and 610 ft (185.9 m) of wiring.

      Simple elegant engineering this was not.

  1. At a trade school I went to in the 70s we were told if any retractable roof vehicle showed up, triple your repair estimate, you may brake even.
    I always felt that if the engineers were a little more out of the box thinkers the lift design could have been simpler, thus the luggage box would have been bigger (two sets of golf clubs).
    I saw a video showing the massive luggage space when the roof was closed but skipped by the “adjustments” needed for the roof to be open.

  2. My dad had one of these as his 1st car. He bought it in 1966 when he was 16. He had it until about 1987…when it was sold for parts. (Rusted away) The roof was complicated but not too hard to figure out if you were a doer and not a payer/complainer.
    He would love to buy another to spend his golden years in, but the prices are beyond his reach.

  3. Such amazing build quality and engineering, reminds me of aircraft mechanics and components the way it operates…those truly were automobiles!!

  4. That’s a beautiful car. I knew a guy who had the same car as an inheritance. Needless to say it was all original and needed tons of TLC. The system for the hard top was a bit overwhelming to look at.
    Nice job on the car. 👍

  5. Alguém do Brasil assistindo? Eu amo amo carros antigos clássicos. O Brasil tem. Mais não igual a essas relíquias 👏👏👏

  6. Há sessenta anos esses americano já produziam essa maravilha da engenharia sem auxílio de informática, não é a toa que eles são uma referência pra toda nação!

  7. The ‘57 – ‘59 retracts were great marketing tools for Ford.
    Fifties cars were some of the most beautiful cars in history.
    And Ford built some of the best.

  8. Outstanding engineering. A beautiful example of an incredibly special and cherished automobile. Thank you for sharing this with us all. Truly a thing of beauty.

  9. Our town doctor had one of these. As a 10 year old kid we used to gather in a group just to watch him convert it in his driveway.

    1. Our Chevy dealer had THREE of them in his Ok Used Car lot. Used to go down at sunset to see them put the tops down, because they sold cars there during the week until 10pm in the summer.

  10. As a kid I always thought this was awesome! As an adult. I still think it’s awesome! And I’m a Chevy man. These were the first Tramsformers! But not no kids toy! A MAN’S TOY! It just happen to be one sharp car to boot! I think it would be cool if the hood was motorized too. But open both ways. Depending on which end of the motor you need to work on. 😁

  11. This top mechanism was an engineering creation well before its time! I read that the top electrics alone utilized over 600′ of electrical wire driving 7 reversible electric motors!

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