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1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner in S. Austin

Written by Ken Altes

1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner in S. Austin with a retractable top. At the time, this was the only hardtop convertible in production. “The Skyliner top has six reversible electric motors, 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 a total of 610 ft of wiring.” (wikipedia)