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1959 Ford Fairlane
Galaxie trim was a new feature on the 1959 Fairlane

1959 Ford Fairlane

1959 was one of the more notable years for styling with the American automotive manufacturers and Ford was certainly in the mix when the redesigned the Fairlane for 1959. Redesigned with much more squared up lines, a bigger windshield, "gullwing" headlamp brows, and a "Flying V" back panel cradling large round taillamps. New for 1959 was the introduction of the Galaxie trim, which appeared mid-year as a pair of Fairlane 500 hardtops with rectangular, wide-quarter Thunderbird-style roof lines -- a design theme that Ford would use for several years and be widely copied by others. The Skyliner Hardtop Convertible and Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner convertible also were officially part of the Galaxie series, even though they still wore Fairlane 500 script badging. The V8s were slightly detuned in deference to buyers made more economy conscious by the recession of 1958. Suspension tweaks improved ride at the expense of handling, but workmanship improved, and durability was served by no-wax "Diamond Lustre" enamel paint and long life aluminized mufflers. This was also the last year for the Skyliner Hardtop Convertible.

1959 Ford Fairlane Production and Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Fairlane Six-Cyl Series
T 58A 4 Dr Town Sedan $2,411 3,415 lbs Note 2
T 64A 2 Dr Club Sedan $2,357 3,332 lbs Note 3
Fairlane V-8 Series
T 56A 4 Dr Town Sedan $2,529 3,516 lbs Note 2
T 64A 2 Dr Club Sedan $2,475 3,433 lbs Note 3
Fairlane 500 Six-Cyl Series
T 58B 4 Dr Town Sedan $2,530 3,417 lbs Note 4
T 64B 2 Dr Club Sedan $2,476 3,338 lbs Note 5
V 57A 4 Dr Town Victoria $2,602 3,451 lbs Note 6
V 63A 2 Dr Club Victoria $2,537 3,365 lbs Note 7
Fairlane 500 V-8 Series
T 58B 4 Dr Town Sedan $2,648 3,518 lbs Note 4
T 64B 2 Dr Club Sedan $2,594 3,439 lbs Note 5
V 57A 4 Dr Town Victoria $2,720 3,552 lbs Note 6
V 63A 2 Dr Club Victoria $2,655 3,466 lbs Note 7

Notes:
  1. Total series output was 97,789 units including both Fairlane sixes and V-8s. Total series output was 79,011 units including both Fairlane 500 sixes and V-8s.
  2. Production was counted by body style only. 64,663 Total.
  3. Production was counted by body style only. 35,126 Total.
  4. Production was counted by body style only. 35,670 Total.
  5. Production was counted by body style only. 10,141 Total.
  6. Production was counted by body style only. 9,308 Total.
  7. Production was counted by body style only. 23,892 Total.

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Fairlane 118 in 208 in 76.6 in 59 in 56.4 in 7.50 x 14

 

 

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