Alongside the redesign of the car, Ford updated its model nomenclature for While using a different body than Lincoln-Mercury, Ford Motor Company used ponton styling across all three of its divisions for , with the Ford sharing similar styling as the Mercury Eight and the Lincoln. The center-mounted "Bullet-nose" grille became a styling element adopted by Studebaker for the facelift of the Studebaker Starlight. During the s, the slab-sided exterior design would go on to influence many European manufacturers, including Mercedes Benz, Borgward , Austin , Volvo and many others.
For , Ford returned to first place among American manufacturers, selling 1,, Ford cars. While bolstered by an extended month model year, the Ford was met with success. For , the Ford saw minor changes, primarily to the exterior. In a badging change, the "FORD" lettering was replaced by an all-new crest badge; in various forms, Ford used a crest emblem on its full-size line for the next four decades. The trim nomenclature underwent revision, as Standard and Custom became Deluxe and Custom Deluxe, respectively.
A Deluxe Business Coupe served as the most affordable Ford line. For , the Ford underwent several revisions, distinguished externally by the introduction of a "dual-bullet" grille. The Victoria name last used for returned for a two-door hardtop, giving Ford a competitor against the Chevrolet Bel Air and the Plymouth Belvedere ; the Tudor-based Crestliner also made a return.
Introduced in November as an option, the three-speed Ford-O-Matic became the first automatic transmission offered in a Ford vehicle. For , Ford of Canada introduced the Meteor brand, intended as an entry-level brand to be marketed within the Lincoln-Mercury dealership network; in smaller communities, the two brands did not share dealership networks.
Using a Ford body, chassis, and V8 drivetrain with a Mercury grille and brand-specific trim , Meteor gave Lincoln-Mercury a lower-price vehicle, effectively giving Ford Canada a brand to compete against Pontiac and Dodge. For to , Meteor-brand vehicles shared their model names with Ford vehicles, including a Custom Deluxe Victoria coupe. The Ford V8 generation was also produced by Ford Australia from to , serving the Australian market.
Alongside a right-hand drive Fordor 4-door sedan, a two-door coupe utility was produced; the latter was developed specifically for sale in Australia. Designed by J Mays and Chip Foose designer of the Plymouth Prowler , the concept car was intended as a design successor to the revived Ford Thunderbird. Alongside the glass-roof coupe, Ford also produced a non-running Forty-Nine convertible.
After the disappointing launch of the Ford Thunderbird, Ford ended further development on a production version of the Forty-Nine. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Motor vehicle. Main article: Meteor automobile. Main article: Ford Forty-Nine. ISBN Retrieved The Andalusia Star-News. Andalusia, Alabama. February 1, Retrieved February 29, — via Newspapers. Archived from the original on Hemmings Motor News. Ford vehicles. Ford Motor Company. E-Series Cutaway F F Category Commons.
Full-size Ford , automobile nameplate timeline, — Categories : Ford vehicles Cars introduced in Cars introduced in Motor vehicles manufactured in the United States. All the guys that enjoy [restored cars] might not like it. When [the previous owner] had it, it was outside and it had all kinds of leaves and pine needles and stuff on it and it was kind of ugly looking then.
But he said he always had it garaged in a climate-controlled environment. There were plenty of reasons for Americans to smile in The average yearly inflation rate was less than 1 percent, the average cost of a new house in the U. All Fords featured emblems on the steering wheels marking the company's 50th anniversary. Outside, the Fords retained their grille bullets which were now flanked by vertical ribs in the thick center bar and rectangular corner lights above the bumpers.
Mechanically, the new power-assisted brakes and power steering were big news. Both amenities had previously been available on Lincolns and Mercurys, and for made their debut on the flagship Ford line. Wheelbases grew by 2 inches in width, and wood trim was available for one last model year on Country Squire station wagons.
It was also the final year of the Flathead V The Ford line was divided into Mainline, Customline and Crestline series. The Mainline series was the base trim level for and included rubber window moldings, horn button instead of horn ring, one sun visor and an armrest only on the driver's door.
A horizontal chrome strip on the front fenders and a chrome opening on the rear quarter panel scoop. There was another horizontal chrome strip from the scoop opening to the back of the body. The Crestline series was the top trim level and was offered only with V-8 engines. This series included all trim in the Customline series plus wheel covers and additional chrome trim along the bottom of the side widows.
The base six-cylinder displaced cubes and produced hp. The cid V-8, which was also rated at hp. A three-speed manual transmission on the tree was standard. It featured a semi-centrifugal-type clutch and three-speed helical gears with synchronizers for second and third gears. Maybe the original owner chose a pale green four-door sedan so as not to call too much attention to himself in his law-breaking endeavors. The imperfections are just a clear sign that the car is honest and unrestored. The car regularly shows up at car shows around central Wisconsin.
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