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    This. It was the first car I remember, and wasn't replaced until 1976 (with the All Terrain Volare). Apologies for showing the back-asswards model, it was the best picture I could find on short notice.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    The Flash.

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    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    The 1954 Thunderbird concept car:



    The Ford Thunderbird went into production the following year.

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    and this.....


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    one more.....

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    My buddy has a 64 Ford Falcon Sprint convertible like this in a barn that hasn't moved in 30 years. He's offered it for the hassle of moving it and I'm in the process of clearing up some space for it. 4 speed, 302 (I think)



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    In the UK, Ford were making Rolls Royce Merlin engines.

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    My year of birth was not a great year for Ford car models.

    After Ford went public in 1956 (with most shares non-voting, the Ford family retained a huge share of the voting shares and thus control of the company), mostly under pressure from the Ford Foundation which held 90% of Ford shares to that time (as a tax dodge to get around FDR's inheritance tax), the Ford Foundation was able to sell many shares (eventually all shares in the following decades) and diversify, and use that money for good purposes.
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    Just unveiled the Mustang to the world for the first time.

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    First production year:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip-skiff View Post
    Not a '49 Mercury, but you can see the common brush strokes.
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    feature3.jpg09f4e53fab2aece1882d6f7e92cd292b.jpg limited run, most went to Australia.
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    1943





    and of course..

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    I nearly forgot, apart from the Goldflash, one much more common in our market
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    100 E Anglia. One of those was my learner car. Flathead 4 cyl and 3 speed, couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding.

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    No Fords in the family but my grandmother had a ‘64 Lincoln Continental two door convertible. She gave my mom a ‘56 or so red Jaguar convertible sometime in the late ‘50’s. Dad had a ‘59 VW Camper and bug before that.

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    This is the best thing Ford was building in 1954.


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    Certainly better than this from 1952:



    cheapest four wheel car in Britain; completely gutless side valve engine, three gears and those useless windscreen wipers.

    But... this ugly duckling served Ford well - it was cheap, it was reliable (mostly) and, most important, it was easy to work on and the spares were cheap.

    All of which established Ford as “the working man’s car” in Britain and thus paved the way for the Escort, the Cortina and the Capri.
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    Introducing the Edsel...

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