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1959 Ford Galaxie Retractable Skyliner on 2040-cars

Year:1959 Mileage:63902

Madison, Tennessee, United States

Madison, Tennessee, United States

   Beautiful 1959 Ford Galaxie Retractable Skyliner. I mainly buy/sell/collect Packards but occasionally deal in 50s American classics and this one is a really nice survivor. I drove this car home 10 miles in stop and go traffic and it performed well with no problems. It has obviously been well taken care of and everything matches the VIN info perfect. I took the pics under the carport to show the deepness of the paint, it's not show quality paint but very presentable. Chrome bumpers very nice and brightwork nice as well. Interior very nice, dash very nice, door panels very nice, undercarriage clean, brand new Coker WWW, engine clean bay and engine clean & detailed with fresh paint on air cleaner and valve covers--I've been told the valve covers and air cleaner were Red but also could be Orange. When I bought the car I was told everything worked perfect, the top was down and I closed it, it worked perfect and I drove it home. The next time I retracted the top everything worked perfect until the front roof finished unscrewing and then it would not fully unlock the two rear roof locks. I'm by no means an expert on these Ford retractables but have been told it simply needs a "Tray Limit Switch". 
   As I say with all the cars I sell it is not my intention to mislead the buyer in any way so please ask any questions you may have and I'll answer them honestly. The reserve is well below the NADA avg. for these cars and the car is definitely nicer than avg.condition. The car has 63902 miles and I was told that was correct. Here is the VIN info and it all matches correctly:

VIN: C9EW284742

Engine CodeCV8 292 ci OHV - 2V Carb. 200hp
Production Year91959
Assembly PlantEMahwah, NJ
Body StyleWFairlane 500 Hide-Away Hardtop
Production Sequence284742284742

Data Plate information

Body Series51AGalaxie Hide-Away Hardtop
Paint ColorsARaven Black
Trim38Radiant Gold Sof-Textured Vinyl Bolster and Raven Striped Nub Fabric with Silver Strand
Date Code13HAugust 13, 1959
Transmission Type4Cruise-O-Matic
Rear Axle33.70:1

Car is sold as is where is with no warranty whatsoever

Shipping is responsibility of buyer (I will assist in pick up and be accommodating) 

I do not accept Paypal

$1000 deposit within 2 business days of auction end

Full payment within 7 business days of auction end

I accept wire transfer, cashiers check, personal check and cash

I have my dealer's permit in the state of Tn. so if you're a Tn. resident sales tax will be collected upon purchase and if you're out of state it's your responsibility to pay your own state tax. 

I can store the car for two weeks free and then must charge a small fee for storage for in the past buyers have taken months to get their car. 

Overseas buyers are welcome but please be prepared to pay and arrange Shipping, I've used Fromm America for overseas shipping with no problems--they are very good. 

On May-08-14 at 15:40:47 PDT, seller added the following information:

   I had a question about the deck & top so I thought I would post this to help clarify. Deck lid is fully closed now and not stuck at all. The deck lid opens up perfect and when it stops the front of the roof uncrews perfect and then when the roof starts to retract it doesn't unlock at rear of roof unlocking areas--it wants to retract and you can tell everything is working except the unlocking part. 

   Also, front bumper on is not dented it's just the refelction.

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