Tennessee Ernie Ford Presents the 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner
Presented, ironically, by Tennessee Ernie Ford is the all new 1957 Ford Skyliner. Unique even by today's standards, it featured a fully retractable hard top which folded into the trunk. All this was accomplished by way of three drive motors driving four lift jacks, four door lock motors, ten solenoids, four locking mechanisms for the roof, and 610 feet of wiring. Production run lasted only three years (1957 1958 and 1959). Available engines included the "Y" block V8 series in 272, 292, and 312 cubic inch displacements. Also available for 1958-1959 was the new FE series 332 and 352 cid big block engine.