1963 Ford TV ad.
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1962 Lincoln and Thunderbird Being Built
A visit to the factory while the 1962 Lincoln Continental (suicide doors)
and the Thunderbird are being built. See the whole process from body
parts being welded together, glass put on, paint applied and the cars
rolling off the line and on to a transport to the dealers. This is how the
middle class was born, making things.
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1965 Mustang 2+2 Fastback Restoration (oct.13 1964)
Restoration of Jody's first car. He bought it when he was 14 from the
original owner. We restored it to original except the side mirrors and
shift knob which the car had when he bought it all those years ago. This is
an A code, 289 4 barrel, 4spd, Disc brake, A.C. from the factory, a GT
package before they called it a GT. Built Oct 13 1964, fastbacks did not
start production until Sept 64.
1960 Ford car commercial
These are gorgeous cars - the Galaxie, Thunderbird and Falcon. And the
Falcon got up to 30 MPG! Dig those women's fashions, too - you almost
expect Jackie Kennedy to step out of the car.
1961 Lincoln Continental Commercial
I recently discovered this rare two minute commercial on 16 mm film and had
it professionally transferred to a flash drive so that I could upload it
here. This hasn't been seen by the public in fifty years! Enjoy.
This commercial first aired on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", November 1,
1960, season 6, episode 6, "Pen Pal" and was shown on all other episodes
1955 Ford Being built and Tested
The Ford line of cars gained a new body for 1955 to keep up with surging
Chevrolet, although it remained similar to the 1952 Ford underneath. The
Mileage Maker 6 was bumped up to 223 CID (3.7 L) for 120 hp (89 kW) and the
new-for-1954 Y-block V8 was now offered in two sizes: Standard Fords used a
272 CID (4.5 L) version with 162 hp (121 kW), but the large 292 CID (4.8 L)
unit from the Thunderbird was also offered, boasting 193 hp (144 kW).
Apart from the engine changes, customers were sure to notice the new
Fairlane, which replaced the Crestline as the top trim level, while a new
Crown Victoria-style featured a chrome "basket handle" across the familiar
(and continued) "Victoria" hardtop roof, which originally appeared on the
Mercury XM-800 concept car. This use of a styling feature to visually
separate the front of the passenger compartment from the rear reappeared on
the 1977-1979 Ford Thunderbird, the Ford Fairmont Futura and Mercury Zephyr
Z-7 coupes. The company now boasted three different rooflines, the tall
two-pillar Mainline, Customline, and Fairlane, lower chrome-pillar Crown
Victoria, and pillarless hardtop Victoria. The "Skyliner" acrylic glass
roof was still offered, this time only on the Crown Victoria model. New
brakes were used 11-inch (280 mm) drums. Also, Fords had a new frame with
five cross members.
The Fords introduced for 1955 also featured the panoramic windshields found
on Oldsmobiles, Buicks and Cadillacs the previous year. With this panoramic
windshield the A-pillars have a vertical angle. this gives the driver more
For the first time, Ford offered seat belts as a dealer option (not factory
installed, with instructions provided by a Service Bulletin). Also new for
1955 was Ford's first factory installed air conditioner. This "Select Aire"
option featured an integrated heater core and evaporator coil unit within
the dash and cold air discharge vents located on top of the dash on either
side of the radio speaker. The "Select Aire" design was carried over to the
1956 models with slightly different cold air vents in the same location as
on the 1955 models. The condenser was mounted in front of the radiator as
in later cars.
Station wagons were offered as a separate series for the first time in
1955. The Ranch Wagon and Custom Ranch Wagon were 2 door wagons whilst the
Country Sedan and Country Squire models were 4 doors wagons, the latter
featuring wooden appliqué side mouldings.
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1955_Ford
1963 Ford Thunderbird Coupe Test Drive
1963 Ford Thunderbird Coupe for sale. Original owner since new and until
2004. The car was restored by the first owner in the early 2000's. He
passed away shortly thereafter and it was sold to his neighbor. The car was
later sold to it's most current collecter/owner. See 100's of pictures at
1959 Thunderbird Convertible
Barry Hilbert shows off his 1959 T-Bird "Square Bird" to Lance Lambert,
host of television's "Vintage Vehicle Show". Why did Ford turn the small
"Little Bird" into a much larger four passenger car? How come these cars
have no frames and why where they such a favorite of demolition derby
drivers? More information about the "Vintage Vehicle Show" can be found by