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RealRides of WNY - 1959 Ford Fairlane 500

October 24, 2016

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Ford Fairlane 500

(Day 1 of FoMoCoWeek)

This 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 began the model year at the top of the full-sized Ford’s pecking order. Sometime after the ‘59s went on sale, Ford introduced the new Galaxie models, which featured Thunderbird-inspired squared-off rooflines in all body styles save the Sunliner soft-top convertible. Things got confusing name-wise as these first Galaxies were badged as both Fairlane 500 and Galaxie; in 1960 Galaxie became a separate model and dropped the Fairlane 500 moniker. This turquoise and white example was found earlier this year in Sanborn.

— Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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