1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner

Make:
Mileage:
4,033(Unknown)
Location:
Tampa
Seller:
Streetside Classics
Sold Price:
$36,995
Sold Date:
Unknown

Description:

272 V8, AUTO, POWER STEERING, DEALER INSTALLED A/C, RARE 1 OF 1,999, CONTINENTAL

Ford's historic Victoria name returned to the top-tier car in 1955, and none showed off the premium style better than the 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner. Not only did it have elegant lines, but also the big clear bubble top roof makes it extremely distinctive and extremely rare.

Fords were instantly recognizable with their sweeping chrome trim extending from the headlight all the way back to the tail - creating the perfect dividing line the two-tone red and white. Furthermore, it's easy to distinguish the Crown Victorias as the upper echelon of the already top-of-the-line Ford Fairlanes, because only these have the encompassing brightwork that visually separates the front and rear passenger compartments. This looks quite tasteful on the regular coupes, but the band of bright trim over the roof seems to be tailor-made for the Skyliner series. It's perfect to showcase the Plexiglas roof section that gives the front seat such a panoramic view and lets this Skyliner earn its name. These were an expensive feature when new that cost even more than a convertible. Thus, there were only 1,999 examples made, and you can only imagine the increased rarity 65+ years later. So it's the ...

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