I did read they were partnering with a company that as been doing conversions.This isnt new. The glassroof has been available aftermarket since 2005. Ford prolly just bought some the rights from Classic Design Concepts:
Its not heavy at all, the difference in weight isnt anything to cry about. Hell I would love to see it available on the 5th gen (at least aftermarket). I sat in a friends glassback before, its nice.
Noone mentioned anything about a sunshade on here :x.I did read they were partnering with a company that as been doing conversions.
and Luwinki I am sure that is what the optional sunshade is for
Obviously not a success in terms of sales... and as a result they are a bit of a collector's car today.From howstuffworks.com said:The rest of the '54 story was basically 1953 save a larger, 223-cid overhead-valve six with 115 bhp. There was also a novel new hardtop called Skyliner, a Crestline Victoria with a transparent, green-tint Plexiglas roof insert over the front seat. This concept, suggested by Buehrig and realized by interior styling director L. David Ash, is a forerunner of today's moonroof. But it cast a strange light on the interior, and heat buildup was a major problem. That and a price identical with the Sunliner convertible's -- $2164 -- held '54 Skyliner sales to 13,344. Only the Country Squire and Mainline business coupe fared worse.
Skyliner was also ousted for '55, but Ford had another idea. This was the Fairlane Crown Victoria, a hardtop-style two-door sedan with a bright metal roof band wrapped up and over from steeply angled B-posts. The "tiara" looked like a roll bar, but added no structural strength; a Plexiglas insert rode ahead of it, as on Skyliner. A full steel-roof model was also offered for $70 less than the "bubble-topper"; predictably, it sold much better: 33,000-plus to just 1999. The totals were 9209 and just 603 for '56, after which the Crown Vic was dumped.