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Ford Galaxie Skyliner cab, 5.4L V8 (Not Registered) — 1959

Ford's sought after hardtop convertible. Here in good collector condition with only assembly work left after its repaint and then needs to be registered.

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Rebecca R Bengtsson
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"The engine and gearbox work well. Very nice paintwork. The cab mechanics need to be adjusted. Buyers can do the registration inspection themselves, the documents are available."

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Michael Luft
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Rebecca R Bengtsson
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"The engine and gearbox work well. Very nice paintwork. The cab mechanics need to be adjusted. Buyers can do the registration inspection themselves, the documents are available."


In 1959, owning a Ford Galaxie Skyliner was almost an unattainable dream. Only two Ford Skyliners in 1959 were sold new in Sweden. The special thing about the Skyliner was that the entire sheet metal roof could be folded down into the trunk, much like when you fold a folding knife. In the US marketing, it was called the Retractable Hardtop.
These very special cars were only produced in three model years, 1957, 1958 and 1959. Now is the chance to make your dreams come true and buy a newly imported 59' sheet metal cab. Ford produced only 12,915 examples of the Skyliner in 1959.
The car, which comes from Idaho, is nail-straight in the chassis and professionally painted in the USA. For some reason, we think the car comes from an estate, the restoration stopped just before everything was fully assembled. Only minor jobs remain. Among other things, installation of wiper fittings, window cranks and smaller details. In short, a car where the tedious and expensive restoration work has already been done. Only the minor details remain. A fantastic car to complete. VAT and all import duties are paid and clear. All documents for the buyer to be able to do an origin check and register the car are included.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    041645 miles 
  • Kw / hp
         / 228 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    Equipped with 332 cui V8 engine of 225 hp and Fordmatic / Cruise-o-matic automatic transmission. The engine starts easily and the car runs fine during the short test drive. The special thing about this car is the roof. The button and controls have been converted to the folding roof and replaced with a modern control panel. This has eliminated a known error that sometimes appears on these vehicles. See picture.
    A service and minor overhaul before inspection is recommended on vehicles that have been driven to a lesser extent in recent years.

  • Interior condition:

    A professionally newly sewn interior that is stunningly beautiful. Window cranks and smaller details remain to be assembled. The headliner is missing. The front kick panels are missing. The special luggage basket that should sit in the luggage compartment is missing.

  • Exterior condition:

    Very nice glossy black paintwork on a straight and nice body. Good fit on the wings and doors. What looks like marks on the front are actually insects that the seller has now washed away.
    Equipped with contemporary new diagonal tires with white walls. Nice chrome and trim.

Facts about the model

Skylinern var Fords Top-of-the-line modell under slutet på 1950-talet.
Åren 1957 och 1958 använde Ford namnet Fairlane 500 Skyliner på sina mest påkostade bil. 1959 införde Ford modellnamnet Galaxie på sina full-size bilar. Galaxie anspelar på det då mycket populära temat Rymden. Samtidigt pågick rymdkapplöpningen mellan Sovjetunionen och USA för fullt, så namnet låg rätt i tiden. 1959 var sista året som Ford sålde Skyliner plåtcab. Det fullständiga namnet sista året var Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Skyliner. Ett långt namn och en värdig avslutning på de 3 år som Ford tillverkade plåtcabbar.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Ambjörby

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Michael Luft
+46 708-20 21 13

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Collection must take place before: 2022-09-15.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

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