Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner, 1958 MY

The Fairlane 500 Skyliner is a rear wheel drive convertible/cabriolet motor car with a front mounted engine, manufactured by Ford. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 5.4 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 265 bhp (269 PS/198 kW) at 4600 rpm and 482 N·m (356 lb·ft/49.2 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. A 3 speed automatic gearbox supplies the power to the wheels.

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Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner, 1958 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5359 mm
What size engine?
5.4 litre, 5436 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
269 PS / 265 bhp / 198 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
482 Nm / 356 ft.lb / 49.2 kgm @ 2800 rpm

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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
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1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2997 mm 118 inches
Track/tread (front) 1499 mm 59 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1433 mm 56.4 inches
Length 5359 mm 211 inches
Width 1981 mm 78 inches
Height 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code Interceptor 332
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.4 litre
5436 cc
(331.725 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 83.82 mm
4 × 3.3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 269 PS (265 bhp) (198 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output 48.7 bhp/litre
0.8 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 482 Nm (356 ft·lb) (49.2 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque 88.67 Nm/litre
1.07 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1114.2 kPa (161.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 679.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5½ x 14
Wheel size rear 5½ x 14
Tyres front 8.00 x 14
Tyres rear 8.00 x 14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.10
general
Carfolio.com ID291907
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner added 2012-11-13.
Last modified 2013-02-28.