When the Ford Fairlane Skyliner came out as a new 1957 model, FoMoCo was ready with the celeb endorsements. Witness this 2-minute promo skit in which Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz get the full dog & pony show from Mr. 1950's Announcer Voice Guy as he regales them with tales of the goodness surrounding the car's retractable hardtop.
Many laugh-out-loud moments here, because Lucy and Desi are ... well ... Lucy and Desi. They're the pros. You know it's going to be great, so just watch it already.
If you'd like more Skyliner stuff, there's a nice archival shot of the car on the production line in Dearborn and a few informational links after the jump. Enjoy!
Skyliners at the Dearborn Assembly Plant:
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- Wikipedia: Ford Skyliner
- About.com: Ford's Amazing Skyliner Convertible, 50 Years Ahead of the Game
- Driving Today: The Greatest Classic Cars - Ford Skyliner
- Cars & Stripes: 1957 - 1959 Ford Skyliner Retractable