Engine Size
312 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Body Style

Delightful, Detailed Restoration Retractable Hard Top Convertible

1957 was a good year for cars, as this frame-off restored 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner retractable hard top demonstrates. When introduced, the Skyliner was the only true hardtop convertible in the world. The mechanism which folded and retracted the roof was also unique, being powered entirely by electrics--no hydraulics. Another surprise--the mechanism was remarkably reliable!

Jerry's Classic Cars in Springdale, AR completed a thorough frame-off restoration of this beautiful two-tone blue Skyliner in April 2017. The car was solid to begin with, yet was completely disassembled, and made all new before being carefully reassembled. The body was alkaline dipped (non-corrosive to the metal body), then received an H stage e-coating, electro deposited epoxy coating cured at 400 degrees at a tier one supplier to Nissan automotive factory (H stage has one additional stage than factory cars). The body was then prepared to perfection by Jerry's team, block sanded and is laser straight with perfect two tone blue paint. All new chrome, stainless and gold trim, deluxe bumpers installed. New wire spoke wheels with new wide white wall tires.The entire drivetrain was refinished, bearings and seals replaced, engine rebuilt, transmission rebuilt.

New interior including seats, headliner, padded dash, carpet, glass and new instruments, door handles, window cranks, radio and air conditioning. The steering box, column and steering wheel have been reconditioned.
Just shy of a thousand hours by a long-time professional crew focused only on Fords of this era was invested to elevate this car to the pinnacle of quality. Jerry's cars often fetch the highest prices at Mecum auctions around the country, but you can avoid all that hassle and simply call Art & Speed at (901) 850-0507. Sit in the car, take it for a test drive! Don't take our word for it, experience for yourself this premium Skyliner in pristine condition. Financing available.

Details below:


  • 312ci V8 Thunderbird Special Engine
  • 3 Speed Ford-O-Matic Automatic Transmission
  • Beautiful, Gleaming Engine Bay
  • Orange Block and Intake Manifold
  • Shiny Black Painted "Thunderbird Special V8" Valve Covers
  • Clean Manifolds, New Wires, Fresh Paint on Every Surface
  • Brilliant Silver Air Cleaner Cover
  • New Radiator
  • Mechanical Fan - Blades Freshly Painted
  • New Hoses
  • Clean Sigma JP A/C Compressor
  • Dual Horns
  • New Rubber - No Marks or Signs of Wear


  • Manual Steering
  • Four Drum Brakes
  • 8.00 x 14 Four Play BF Goodrich Silvertown White Wall Tires
  • Sparkling 14" Chrome Spoke Wheels
  • Knock Off Spinners with "Thunderbird" Center Caps
  • Dual Exhaust


  • Incredible Starmist Blue and Dresden Blue Finish
  • Excellent Body Panel Fitment
  • Two-Door, Power Retracting Hard Top Convertible
  • Brilliant Chrome Trim: Mirror Reflective, Like New - No Pits, Scratches, Nicks, Bubbles
  • Includes Body Trim, Window Trim, Roof Line, Drip Rails, Hood Ornament, Mirror, Wiper Arms
  • Impeccable Emblems and Script: "Skyliner," "Fairlane 500"
  • Better than New Lenses
  • Gleaming Grille and Bumpers Front and Rear
  • Wing Windows
  • Rear Tire Fender Skirts
  • Hood Folds Forward


  • Dresden Blue/Dark Blue Vinyl/Cloth Bench Seats
  • Dresden Blue/Dark Blue Dash
  • Dash Pad in Exceptional Condition
  • Paint in Exceptional Condition
  • Fuel, Speed, Odometer, and Temperature Gauges
  • Oil Pressure and Generator Lights
  • Original AM Radio
  • Original Analog Clock
  • Vintage Air Conditioning
  • Excellent Knobs, Chrome Trim, Gauge Faces, and Label Text
  • Original Blue Steering Wheel with Gleaming Chrome Horn Ring
  • Flawless Center Emblem
  • Manual Door Windows and Locks
  • Amazing Door Panels - Smooth Cream, Shimmering Silver, and Textured Blue - Elegant, Incredible
  • Rear Bench Seat with Outboard Arm Rests and Ash Trays
  • Rear Windows Roll Down
  • Excellent Rear View Mirror
  • Headliner in Great Condition
  • Visors in Excellent Condition
  • Courtesy Lights Illuminate
  • Excellent Blue Carpet
  • Brand New Pedal Surfaces
  • Door Sills without Scuffs

Contact us with any questions about this car or any other in the Art & Speed Inventory.


Engine Type
Engine Size
312 V8
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Starmist Blue
Body Style
Paint Type


Fairlane 500


Interior Color
Dresden Blue
Secondary Interior Color
Dark Blue
Seating Type
Seat Material
Vinyl & Cloth
Shifter Type
Center Console

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