This 1958 Ford Fairlane 500, Skyliner Retractable Convertible was purchased by the present owner in 1972, when he was sixteen years old. The purchase price at that time was $200 and a used shotgun was worth about $50.
Ford produced the Skyliner Retractable Convertible for three years - 1957, 1958, and 1959. It was the most expensive vehicle offered by Ford. The 1958 Skyliner sold for $3,163 while the standard convertible sold for $2,650 and the send went for $2,055. A total of 14,713 units were produced in 1958. The 4,609-pound car is powered by a 300-horsepower 352 cubic inch, V-8 engine.
The car has undergone a complete restoration by RM Restoration in Ontario, Canada.