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Fords of the Fifties - Michael Parris

Fords of the Fifties

Paperback Published: 3rd February 2001
ISBN: 9781931128148
Number Of Pages: 182

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Bolstered by a postwar economic boom, the American auto industry in the 1950s parlayed robust sales into groundbreaking designs and technologies. This exciting new photohistory examines Dearborn's contribution to American automotive innovation during that heady period. From the Forty-Niner in which Ford rode into the decade through cars like the Club Coupe, Sunline, and Galaxie, this year-by-year history prefaces each chapter with a brief overview and timeline, followed by look at each model in the company's new product line, examinations of engineering changes and breakthroughs, and explanations of the year's sales and marketing efforts. Illustrated throughout with photographs from the Ford archives, this book is sure to appeal to Ford fans and general automotive enthusiasts, alike. Final chapters cover Ford concept cars of the 1950s, the company's international markets of the period, and a look ahead to the 1960s.

Car Owner Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Laying the Foundationp. 1
The Year 1949p. 13
The Year 1950p. 27
The Year 1951p. 39
The Year 1952p. 51
The Year 1953p. 61
The Year 1954p. 79
The Year 1955p. 91
The Year 1956p. 105
The Year 1957p. 119
The Year 1958p. 133
The Year 1959p. 147
Dream Carsp. 157
Ford Internationalp. 165
A New Decadep. 175
Indexp. 179
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ISBN: 9781931128148
ISBN-10: 1931128146
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 3rd February 2001
Publisher: California Bill's Automotive Handbooks
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 22.23  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.7

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