The Ford Fairlane was introduced in 1955 to replace the Crestline model as Ford’s top of the line, full-sized automobile. The large, two-toned car was designed with curvy lines, jutting round headlamps, a distinctive stainless-steel side stripe, and either a straight-6 or V8 engine. The most interesting of the original six models was the swanky Crown Victoria Skyliner, which included a unique transparent roof made from tinted plastic.

In 1957, Ford updated the Fairlane with a lower, wider shape and debuted the convertible Skyliner body, with a retractable top that automatically folded into the vehicle’s trunk. In 1958, the car got flashier quad headlights and a T-Bird-style grill. The following year, Ford released the new Galaxie, built to take the Fairlane’s position as the company’s priciest full-size luxury sedan. The 1960 Fairlane redesign shrunk the car down to a mid-size model, and it was no longer pushed as Ford’s top luxury series.

In order to capitalize on the rising popularity of muscle cars, Ford released the Fairlane Thunderbolt in 1964. The Thunderbolt incorporated a 427 CID V8 racing engine and had a much lighter body, so light that it actually fell below the National Hot Rod Association’s minimum weight requirement without a full tank of gas. In 1970, the Fairlane series was merged with the Torino line, and the Fairlane name was officially dropped in 1971.

Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Jersey Vintage Ford Collectibles

Jersey Vintage Ford Collectibles

Sam Baker's excellent collection of vintage Ford porcelain and neon signs and related memorabilia from the 1920s an… [read review or visit site]

The new model year Fords are in, and its 1957! Looking at a Fairlane, Tudor Sedan, Ranchero or Country Squire Wagon… [read review or visit site]

Hemmings Auto Blogs

Hemmings Auto Blogs

This great (and frequently updated) blog from the folks at Hemmings Motor News is a visual feast of old and new pho… [read review or visit site]

Clubs & Associations

Most watched eBay auctions    

Ford : Fairlane Custom 300 - Fairlane 1957 Ford Custom 300 Fairlane New Paint Body Custom Interior Low ReserveFord : Fairlane 500 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 4.7 L V 8 3 Speed AutomaticFord : Fairlane 500 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 ConvertibleFord : Fairlane 500 Skyliner Fairlane 500 Skyliner 2dr Retractable Hardtop 8-cyl. 312cid/245hp 4bblFord : Fairlane 2dr. 1957 Ford Fairlane ConvertibleFord : Fairlane 500 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner 5.8 LFord : Fairlane 500 Xl 500 Xl 4 Speed 289 High Performance Aluminum Heads Huge CamFord : Fairlane 500 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 2 Door Hardtop Runs And Drives GoodFord : Fairlane 500 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 V 8 Hardtop 4 Dr Town Sedan Beautifull Low ReserveVintage Original Ford Fairlane Thunderbird Paxton Vr57 Supercharger Blower UnitFord : Galaxie Fairlane 1959 Ford SkylinerFord : Fairlane 500 1957 Ford Fairlane 500Ford : Fairlane 2dr. 1956 Ford Victoria 2 Dr HdtpFord : Fairlane Base Coupe 2 Dr Classic '69 Fairlane 2 Dr, 302 Boss Original Motor & Transmission, Runs Great!!.Ford : Fairlane 500 1970 Ford Fairlane 500 4 Speed 351 Cleveland V 8 9 Rear Power SteeringFord Mustang Fairlane Rod Truck New 427 Genesis BlockVintage Original Kd 883 Accessory Glass Back Up Light Lamp Car Truck Motorcycle Ford Shelby Mustang Cobra Holley 725 Cfm High Performance Carburetor List 4118Ford : Fairlane 2 Door 1967 Ford Fairlane Pro Street 428 Fuel Injected Cobra JetAmazing Finned Aluminum Valve Covers And Breathers Early Ford Fe 390 406 427Ford : Fairlane 500 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 Original Survivor 61 000 MilesVintage Original Pmco 402 Accessory Stop Brake Light Lamp Car Truck MotorcycleAntique Tin Toy - Japan Bandai 1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible Car1963-1964 Ford Thunderbird, Galaxie, Fairlane, C3af-at Autolite 4 Bbl CarburetorFord : Fairlane Gt 966 Cyclone Gt 4 Speed RunsFord : Fairlane 500 Sedan 1966 Ford Fairlane 500Ford : Fairlane Base 1964 Ford Fairlane Base 3.3 LVintage Edelbrock F-427 Ford Fe Intake Manifold 390 427 428 Galaxie FairlaneFord : Fairlane 500 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 Convert 4.7 L1966 Cyclone Gt Parts CarFord : Fairlane Fairlane 500 67 Galaxy Small Blaock Entry Level Muscle Car Ready For Cruise NightFord : Fairlane Convertible 1958 Ford Convertible1967 67 Shelby Mustang Gt500 Fairlane Comet 427 Autolite Oil Breather Cap 12 Volt Electric Power Window Crank Style Switch Square Shaft Hot Rat Street RodFord : Fairlane Two Door Convertible 1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible Project CarFord : Fairlane Crestline 1956 Ford Fairlane Crestline 292 Y Block 2 Door Post Runs Drives Good Rat RodAntique 1930s-1940s Casco Accessory Steering-spinner-suicide Knob HotrodFord : Fairlane 500 1962 Ford Fairlane 500 3.6 L 2 Door1961-1964 Falcon Nos Rear View Day Nite Mirror C1dz-17700-0 Brand New Fomoco !!!Vintage '55 Ford Fairlane Sunliner Model Car Kit ~ Rare Revell Amt Kit (m)Ford Fairlane 500 Xl 1967Mallory 3755301 Distributor - Unilite Electronic Ignition Series 37Ford : Galaxie Sunliner Beautiful 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Sunliner Convertible 352 V8 P/s P/bNos Ford Mustang Maverick Comet Fairlane Upper A Arms69 Ford Fairlane Torino Cyclone Holley 428 Cj Scj Carburetor C9of-9510-h 4 Jeep Wheel Spacers Adapters 2 Inch Fits: Tj, Yj, Xj, Kj, Kk, Zj, Mj Black 2"Vintage Japanese Tin Litho Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Remote Control Car $9.99 62 63 64 1964 Ford Galaxie Fairlane Falcon Mercury 4 Speed Toploader ShifterFord : Fairlane 500 1965 Ford Fairlane Wagon No Reserve Auction Very Low Starting Price66 67 68 69 Fairlane Torino Ranchero Clutch Z-bar 390 428 Big Block 4 Speed4 Jeep Wheel Spacers Adapters 1.5 Inch Fits: Tj, Yj, Xj, Kj, Kk, Zj, Mj ModelsComp Cams 249-1046-kit Rocker Arm Kit With Oil Defectors 390 Ford Fe Bb1967-68 Nos Inside Door Handles That Fit Mustang, Cougar, Fairlane, GalaxieM2 Machines 1957 Ford Fairlane Chrome Chase Muscle Limited EditionRepro. 1968 1969 Ford Mustang Fairlane Torino Galaxie Steering Wheel Black UsedSet Of 25 1950's 60's Ford Nors Door Panel Clips No Reserve Y-block4 Jeep Wheel Spacers Adapters 2 Inch Fits: Tj, Yj, Xj, Kj, Kk, Zj, Mj Models 2"Franklin Mint 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner 1:43 Diecast CarVintage Late 1950s 9" Ford Fairlane 500 Japan Tin Toy Car Nice1956 Ford Padded Sun Visors, Left & Right. Customline, Fairlane, Sedan, Wagon.