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1959 Ford Galaxie 500
Retractable Hardtop

Model Year History Overview:
1959 was the last year Ford produced the Skyliner retractable hardtop.  The retractable was a unique mid-1957 arrival based on earlier development engineering by the Continental Division.  (A Continental Mark II retractable was considered, but not produced.)
When the dash-mounted switch was actuated the rear deck lid opened and the hard top lifted, folded and settled into the trunk over a luggage tub.  Ford sold 20,766 retractables in 1957, but production tapered off quickly.  The Skyliner is complicated and expensive; in 1957, it cost $350 more than a standard convertible.

Total 1959 Ford Car Production: 1,394,664
Total Skyliner Production: 12,915
Originally Sold To: N/A
Original MSRP:  $3,346.00

Stock Number: C 59

1959 Ford Galaxie 500
Retractable Hardtop

VIN Number:  H9FW200310
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Assembly Plant:  N/A
Exterior Color:  Red & White with Red Hard Top
Convertible Top: N/A
Interior Trim:    Red/White/Black Cloth & Vinyl
Engine: 352 CID OHV Thunderbird Special V-8
4-Barrel Carburetor
300 Horsepower
Bore/Stroke: 4.00” X 3.50”

Transmission:  Cruise-O-Matic


  • AM Town & Country Signal Seek Push Button Radio
  • Factory Air Conditioner
  • Heater & Defroster
  • Dual Spotlights w/Mirrors
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Power Seat
  • Padded dash
  • Seat Belts
  • Power Retractable Top
  • Full Wheel Covers
  • Wide Whitewall Tires

Weight: 4,064 LBS
Wheelbase: 118.0 Inches

Stock Number: C 59

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