This short television advertisement was presented before the regular showing of the Ford Theatre program and features a 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria.
Master-Guide power steering is the main focus of this advertisement although the big news in '56 was the adoption of the 12 volt electrical system across the Ford line. Lifeguard safety features were also briefly mentioned but never materialized as a major selling point.
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.
Land Rover 50 Year Adventure
The story of Land Rover from it's inception as a way to save the Rover
company to its becoming the SUV of choice for the landed gentry.
The design for the original Land Rover vehicle was started in 1947 by
Maurice Wilks, chief designer at the Rover Company, on his farm in
Newborough, Anglesey. It is said that he was inspired by an American
World War II Jeep that he used one summer at his holiday home in
Wales. The first Land Rover prototype, later nicknamed 'Centre
Steer', was built on a Jeep chassis and axles.
The early choice of colour was dictated by military surplus supplies of
aircraft cockpit paint, so early vehicles only came in various shades of
light green; all models until recently feature sturdy box section
In June 2007, Ford Motor Company announced its plan to sell Land Rover,
along with Jaguar. Ford retained the services of Goldman Sachs, Morgan
Stanley and HSBC to advise it on the details of the deal. The buyer was
initially expected to be announced by September 2007, but the sale was
delayed and an announcement was not made until March 2008. A UK-based
private equity firm, Alchemy Partners, and the India-headquartered Tata
Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra expressed interest in purchasing Jaguar
and Land Rover from the Ford Motor Company
The American Road, Model T - 1953 Part 3/4
Part 3: The dismal beginning of the American road system, the
social/economic impact of better roads, and a fond look at the venerable
Favorite line: "Directions so complicated you couldn't find your way home
with a compass!"
1956 Ford Victoria - Nice Classic with Original Interior
I thought you would like a look at this nice 1956 Ford Victoria. It's
looking real good in it's two-tone blue and white paint and matching
original interior. It's powered by what appears to be the original 292
Thunderbird V8. It's got a little wear here and there, but it will make
someone a fine cruiser. Thanks for watching and commenting, we appreciate
thunderbird V8 Y-block
vintage classic auto
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
1956 Ford Victoria 312 Y block V8 - Country Classic Cars
I thought you might like a look at this very nice 1956 Ford Victoria. It's
powered by the 312 Y-block V8. The paint is slick, the trim is looking
good and it's a nice straight car. It has a few custom touches, like the
chrome eyelids on the headlights, lake pipes, and custom interior. It's a
pretty cool old hot rod. I hope you find it interesting...thanks for
Filmed at Country Classic Cars in Staunton IL
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010