Lot 176

Hershey 2018

1959 Ford Galaxie Fairlane 500 Sunliner


$28,600 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania



Chassis No.
  • Desirable first year of the Galaxie
  • Top-of-the-line Fairlane 500 trim
  • Stunning color combination, brilliant brightwork

In 1959 Ford added the Galaxie, which assumed the top position in the Ford model lineup. The car wore the Fairlane 500 badge in addition to its Galaxie badge, with the Fairlane 500 representing the top-of-the-line trim level. The Galaxie was offered in six body configurations: Town Sedan, Club Sedan, Town Victoria, Club Victoria, Sunliner, and Skyliner convertible. The styling was short lived, with a redesigned, second-generation Galaxie debuting for 1960.

This 1959 Ford Galaxie Fairlane 500 Sunliner was completed on 3 July 1959 at Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant. The car left the factory presented in Geranium with a Radiant Geranium soft-textured vinyl bolster and Raven pleated soft-textured vinyl interior. The car was powered by a 300-hp, 352-cu. in. V-8 engine backed by a Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission with power distributed through a 2.69:1 rear end.

Today, this Sunliner has been refinished in a stunning two-tone presentation very close to the factory-offered Surf Blue and white with a light blue convertible top. With the top down, a blue top boot covers the tucked away convertible top. Exterior features include dual sideview mirrors, dual exhaust, and an extended bumper to accommodate the rear-mounted continental kit. The car rides on Goodyear Custom Super Cushion wide whitewall tires which are mounted on painted steel wheels with factory Sun Ray wheel covers; the rear wheels are covered by chrome fender skirts. Power equipment on the car includes power convertible top and steering. The tri-tone interior features a clock, radio, and steering wheel spinner knob.

This is a lovely example of a significant model in modern Ford history.