Fairlane 500

Hide-Away Hardtop! 1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner

The Skyliner retractable hardtop was part of the 1957-59 Ford product lines. Marketed as the “Hide-Away Hardtop” the metal roof retracted into a space that would normally be allocated to the trunk. Though it saw more than 48,000 copies… more»

Needs Finishing: 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

There are many reasons why a restoration project can stall, but one of the saddest is when advancing years make it physically impossible for an owner to complete their work. That is the case with this 1957 Ford Fairlane… more»

Retractable Canopy: 1957 Ford Skyliner

The 1950s produced several automobiles that had their share of gimmicks. And perhaps the king of gadgetry was probably the 1957-59 Ford Skyliner, a Fairlane 500 with a retractable hardtop. They weren’t terribly practical because when you had the… more»

Hide-Away Hardtop! 1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner

Automotive designers and marketers worked overtime in the 1950s and 1960s, coming up with new and interesting products. One of the most “far-out” may have been the retractable hardtop, a Ford innovation of 1957-59. With the press of a… more»

Stunning Drop-Top: 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Skyliner

Winter may be on our doorstep, but that doesn’t mean enthusiasts should ignore drop-top classics when choosing something to park in their garage. They may not gain immediate motoring enjoyment, but squirreling one away until the sun shows its… more»

1 of 153 427 V8: 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 XL

Beginning in 1962, the Fairlane became Ford’s new mid-size car that got a major restyle in 1966-67. While the company would build hundreds of thousands of these automobiles over the years, in 1967 they only produced 153 copies with… more»

Solid and Original: 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

You will often read articles by motoring journalists where they wax lyrical about modern convertibles with folding metal or retractable tops, marveling about this recent and groundbreaking development. In fact, the opposite is true, and this 1957 Ford Fairlane… more»

21k Miles! 1964 Ford Fairlane 500

With the success of the Falcon in the early 1960s, Ford determined there was now a void in their line-up for a car that was bigger than the Falcon but smaller than the Galaxie. So, a mid-size automobile was… more»

Thunderbolt or Clone? 1964 Ford Fairlane 500

Ford created a mid-size car in 1962 to sandwich between the full-size Galaxie and the compact Falcon. They would give it the Fairlane name which had been a Ford staple since 1955 and would continue through 1970. In 1964,… more»

One-Owner: 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Sunliner

You don’t see many opportunities to buy a 63-year-old car – and a convertible at that – from the original owner, but that’s what we have here. This ’59 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Sunliner (that’s a mouthful) was purchased… more»

40k Documented Miles: 1967 Ford Fairlane 500

We’ve been fortunate recently at Barn Finds to have a few low-mileage and unmolested classics appear on our desks. That description is appropriate for this 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 because not only does it present superbly, but the seller… more»

Retractable Hardtop: 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

Ford introduced its “Hide-Away Hardtop” in 1957 and it was exclusive to the Fairlane 500 and not offered by Mercury, Lincoln, Continental, or even the upcoming new brand, the Edsel. Over three production years, nearly 50,000 copies were built,… more»

3-On-The-Tree! 1966 Ford Fairlane 500

Beginning in 1962, the Fairlane series of Ford automobiles would be downsized to fill a new niche, the intermediate, sandwiched between the full-size and compact product offerings. The Fairlane would get reskinned in 1966, gaining stacked headlights like the… more»

390 V8 4-Speed! 1966 Ford Fairlane GT

In the late 1950s, the Fairlane was Ford’s leading model. But it was soon upstaged by the Galaxie and later transformed into an intermediate for most of the 1960s. If you were looking for both style and performance in… more»

Dual Carburetion! 1961 Ford Fairlane

Borrowed from the name of Henry Ford’s Michigan estate, the Fairlane was part of the Ford automobile ensemble from 1955-to 70, across seven generations of vehicles. It would be the top nameplate in the sales literature until the Galaxie… more»

Sunliner Convertible: 1957 Ford Fairlane 500

Named after the Michigan estate of Henry Ford, the Fairlane was part of the company’s sales portfolio from 1955 to 1970. Initially the top-line model, it would take a back seat to the Galaxie in the 1960s. The cars… more»