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Friday, July 15, 2011

1957–1959 Ford Fairlane-Second Generation

1957-1959 Ford Fairlane Skyliner-Second Generation
1957-1959 Ford Fairlane Skyliner-Wheel Drive
Ford-Muscle Car trends was a new look, wider, lower and sleeker with tailfins down In 1957. At that time, for the first time, the bottom line custom level had a wheelbase shorter than the Fairlane. A new top trim level was produced, the Fairlane 500.  Engines were largely the same as the previous year. The big news for 1957 was the introduction of the Fairlane 500 Skyliner hardtop retractable power, whose solid top hinged and folded into the trunk space with the touch of a button. The weakness was, he attracted more attention than sales, the option was expensive, unreliable, and took almost all the trunk space when retracted. Even so, it required the roof to be made shorter than the other Fairlanes, and the trunk to be larger.

1957–1959 Ford Fairlane-Front View

1957-1959 Ford Fairlane Skyliner-Engine

Another facelift for 1958 saw fashionable quad headlights, a grid that matched the 1958 Thunderbird, and other lifestyle changes. New big-block V8s FS 332 and 352 CID (5.4) and (5.8 L) V8 replaced the previous larger and better three-speed automatic transmission was also available. 1959 saw a new high-level full-size model introduced in the summer, the Ford Galaxie.

1957-1959 Ford Fairlane Skyliner-Open Roof

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner-Engine

Than the Fairlane is featured in 1965 James Bond film Thunderball, and also briefly in the James Bond film Die Another Day 2002.

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