1959 Ford Skyliner
Retractible Restomod
Asking $55,000.00 OBO

Location: Indiana
VIN #:MICH74592
Engine:428 Interceptor
Transmission: C6 Auto OD
Wheelbase:
Mileage:14,131 since build

This car was purchased the at a Grand Rapids, Michigan Lincoln dealer’s private auction in the mid 90’s, and had a substitute Michigan VIN, so the Seller decided to depart from his usual practice of collecting only unmodified cars and made a car that he had never seen elsewhere- a restomod treatment on a retractable hardtop Skyliner.  This car, which looks stock on the exterior except for the custom-ordered Boyd Coddington wheels and driving lights in the original turn signal location (signals were moved inboard to behind the grill), was updated in almost every respect throughout the 1990’s, including:

The car was painted prior to his ownership and the finish is showing signs of age, including micro-cracking in several areas and flaking in the top’s rain gutters.  It is more than usable as-is (I’d call it a 4-5 footer) but he was deciding whether or not to paint before he decided to sell the car.  The color scheme is non-standard.

The car runs and drives well, and everything works, including the top. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to get into a Retractible you can drive without hesitation and enjoy without worry.
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