1959 Ford Skyliner from Western
The old model has many issues, but was work updating. I think the overkill backup lights and the rear chrome wheel well moldings were an issue for me. I am confident that many more of you will add yours too.
Having said that, I had 3 versions in various stages and put together a 3 tone up or down top for your review. I added other details, as well. Thanks for looking!
Looks great as a tri tone. Nice work.
That looks great. I love it with the black top.
South Lyon, Michigan - USA
Beautiful color combo, nicely done, Chazy!
But as far as the subject matter...I don't know what it is about the '59 Ford that just rubs me the wrong way. A car I really dislike!
Long Island, NY
All credit to Chazy for his brave efforts to improve this model. But as for the car itself, I have to agree with Moe. I always thought it had terribly boxy "biscuit tin" styling (OK, "cookie tin", if you insist) and the front and rear grille and bumpers looked like the crude tabbed-on brightwork on an old tinplate toy.
But it won a prestigious design award. Meanwhile the 1960 Ford, which to my eye was one of the smoothest and most stylish cars of the 60s, was dismissed as "not looking like a real Ford". So hey, what do I know about anything?
I actually like the '59 Ford. It was, to my eye, a refreshing break from the giant fins and over-chromed flanks that dominated the fifties. For me, it was the first of the fresh designs for the sixties. As far as the '60 Ford, I thought they managed to make an elegant-looking car that had enough Ford traits in its design to make it immediately identifiable. Admittedly, that may be because I was one of those young guys who kept his eyes glued to dealership windows and back lots each August, eager to get a hint at what was coming. So the first time I saw a '60 ford, it was in a back lot prep department at a Ford dealership.
Thanks to all for the comments.Regards, Chuck