Ford Skyliner, 1957 MY

The Ford Skyliner is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet-bodied road car with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.1 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 300 bhp (304 PS/224 kW) of power. The power is supplied to the wheels through a 3 speed manual gearbox.

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Key facts

Ford Skyliner, 1957 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5354 mm
What size engine?
5.1 litre, 5116 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
304 PS / 300 bhp / 224 kW
How much torque?
Unknown

Ford Skyliner models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5116 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4777 cm3 215 PS 212 bhp 158 kW

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 5973 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5697 cm3 309 PS 305 bhp 227 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
1957 Ford 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 5354 mm 210.8 inches
Width
Height 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.1 litre
5116 cc
(312.197 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.52 × 87.4 mm
3.8 × 3.44 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.1
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 304 PS (300 bhp) (224 kW)
Specific output 58.6 bhp/litre
0.96 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 639.5 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
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.89
general
Carfolio.com ID373241
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Ford Skyliner added 2014-10-17.
Last modified 2014-10-17.