1956 Ford Customline Victoria & Ranch Wagon Car Commercial
The 1956 Ford passenger car remained largely unchanged from the previous 1955 model aside from a slightly redesigned, more open grille. Big news for 1956 was the adoption of 12 volt electrical system across the entire Ford line.
The Thunderbird Power mentioned in the clip comes from the V8 "Y" 292 CID engine rated at 193 hp. Of course this was the same engine used in the Thunderbirds of the day.
Ford Reconnaissance Cars Join the Army - 1941 - WWII GPW Jeep
In total Ford Motor Company produced roughly 282,352 "Jeeps" during World
War II in the years 1941-1945. This figure does not include the 12,778 GPA
models dubbed "Sea Jeeps" or simply "Seeps". In total some 647,950 U.S.
Army Jeeps were produced during the war years with the remainder being
manufactured by the American Bantam Car Company (one of the original
designers/manufacturers) and Willys-Overland (design/manufacturer).
Ultimately, contributions in both design and manufacture by all three
companies produced the US Army Jeep in its final iconic form used
throughout the second world war in every theater of operation.
The Willow Run Story, B-24 Liberator Production WWII 1945
The Willow Run manufacturing plant (owned/operated by Ford Motor Company
until 1946) began life in 1939 as a farm providing vocational training for
young men under the name Camp Willow Run. Sensing the need for war
production plans were already in motion to build an aircraft production
plant. Farming was effectively removed in 1941 when construction on the
plant ensued. The plant, as a whole, concentrated on the production of
Pratt & Whitney R-1830 engines, gliders, Superchargers, and various avionics among other
products. The main facility was completed on December 4, 1941, just days
before the attack at Pearl Harbor. In addition, a full airstrip was
constructed to facilitate testing of the finished bombers.
Willow Run reached peak output in 1944 which saw a complete B-24 Liberator
leaving the assembly line every fifty five minutes. These completed
aircraft were tested by on site air crews after final assembly. 8,685
complete B-24 Liberators were reportedly manufactured at the Willow Run
plant accounting for roughly forty eight percent of the estimated 18,000
aircraft of this type produced during World War II.
Ford Motor Company sold the plant to Kaiser-Frazer in 1946 after which
Kaiser produced various automobiles including the Henry J. Kaiser then sold
the plant to General Motors in 1953. GM produced automobiles and
transmission at the plant until late 2010 when operations were ceased.
Narration: Harry Wismer
1956 CAR COMMERCIAL MERCURY
1956 public domain television commercial for the 1956 Mercury featuring
legendary newspaper columnist and game show host, Ed Sullivan.
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1958 Edsel 1953 Ford Courier Classic Cars with Swimsuit Model Alex
Come with us as we showcase a 1958 Ford Edsel and a 1953 Ford Courier Surf
Wagon and swimsuit bikini model Alex at La Jolla Shores Park. Come check
out these classic cars along one of San Diego's most popular beaches. For
more photos of swimsuit model Alex and these 2 classic cars visit the SoCal
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1934 Ford Manufacturing Exposition - US Auto History
This film documents a short tour showing elements of the Ford exposition in
1934. Highlights include the complete assembly of a Ford flathead V8
engine, casting of aluminum cylinder heads, hardware production/testing,
and electrical component winding processes. The Quadracycle is also shown
along with Henry Ford's workshop. Raw materials are sourced, refined, and
turned into auto components. The film concludes with an automobile tour of
world history, the Detroit symphony, and some nice shots of the Rotunda
1956 Ford Parklane Wagon Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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else, you could find a cool old Fairlane and raise a few eyebrows, or you
can call Vanguard Motor Sales and snatch up this unique 1956 Ford Parklane
wagon! Packing a factory rebuilt 302 V8 and sporting a host of well-done
custom touches, this fully restored wagon draws big crowds and big
compliments wherever it goes. The Ford Parklane Station Wagon is a stunning
2-door 6-passenger dandy that has limousine comfort and doesn't mind
rolling up its sleeves! If you're in the market for a classic cruiser that
is as unique as it is cool, this awesome '56 Ford is an absolutely
This Parklane had a frame off restoration that took 3 years to complete. It
has been driven a mere 4,000 miles in the last 3 years. From the top of its
smooth mint green roof to the bottom of its super cool white body, the car
is straight, clean, solid, and features a great looking coat of paint with
very few flaws. All of the doors, windows and other moving parts function
correctly. Both front and rear bumpers have been re-chromed and look
fantastic. Overall, the car presents a unique flavor of cool which will
undoubtedly draw a crowd anywhere you choose to take it.
When this classic Ford was transformed from basic transportation into the
old school hot rod you see today, every detail was upgraded in the name of
performance and aesthetic appeal. The cars rebuilt factory 302 is reliable,
runs strong and looks beautiful under the hood. The firewall, inner
fenders, underside of the hood, hood hinges and springs, are coated in a
slick coat of gloss white paint to match the body. An assortment of dress
up pieces, including chrome alternator and coil to polished aluminum air
cleaner and valve covers are sprinkled in all the right places. A period
correct 12 volt battery, new wiring harness and a recent alignment were
also included in the restoration. At the top of the engine is a Holley
carburetor. At the front of the engine is a new radiator and electric
During the restoration, this classic Fords undercarriage was treated with
the same attention to detail as its exterior. The frame, floor boards and
cross members are beautiful, showing no rust, patches or holes. New
u-joints, pinion seal, ball joints, tie rod ends, springs and shocks were
included. Out back you will find a new 2" aluminum dual Exhaust, and new gas lines, electric fuel pump,
fuel regulator and a relined gas tank. Motivation is provided by a reliable
rebuilt Ford C4 automatic transmission and a bulletproof Dana 44 rear end.
Braking is provided by 4 wheel drum brakes with an all new duel line power
brake system including lines and wheel cylinders. Keeping the car firmly
planted on the pavement is a spectacular set of 17" American Racing wheels.
Overall, the bottom of this car presents very well with solid floor that
display no signs of rust, a straight frame that shows no indication of
damage, and a slew of fresh parts which all function as they should.
This awesome Parklane is sporting a brand new interior as well. Its
tasteful and comfortable two-tone interior is a classy reminder of the days
when style and appeal were the central focus of car design. In front of the
passengers, a beautifully restored dash houses an original style AM radio,
heater controls, locking glove box and a trio of aftermarket Sunpro gauges.
In front of the driver, the steering wheel sits in front of the gauge
cluster and accessory knobs. Everything from the door panels to the
headliner, carpet to upholstered seats is brand new. The bench seats
provide the perfect spot for main street cruise nights. The rear seat folds
down to seriously expand the amount of trunk/storage space. The detailed
carpet and trim in the trunk of this wagon is incredible. Even the hinges
and springs on the hatchback are chromed. This is one stunning wagon.
Included with this sale is a set of vintage Ford advertisements.
The 1956 Ford Parklane Station Wagon is a very rare car. This model was
only built one year. This rare and exceptionally clean 1956 Ford Parklane
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The American Road, Ford Quadricycle -1953 Part 1/4
The American Road is a short film produced from archival footage as well as
modern reenactments. At times melodramatic, especially in the
reenactments, this film presents an interesting look at the evolution of
the automobile and the road.
Part 1: Leaving the farm behind, life in the city, and the Quadricycle.
Project Car Shootout! Watch Every Roadkill Car Ever Battle it Out - Roadkill Ep. 25
On this episode of Roadkill, we celebrate with a 44-minute special that
includes details on what's become of every Roadkill project car since the
start, plus a big-action showdown of 9 of the popular survivors. As a
bonus, we invited Motor Trend hosts and editors Jonny Lieberman and Carlos
Lago to come make fun of us. Make sure to hang to the end for the big
nine-car drag race and some hellacious tire smoke!
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