The Ford Thunderbird was introduced in 1955, and quickly became a favorite with car buyers… but that didn’t stop Ford from making a lot of changes to the model during those first five years. Here’s a look!
Before pro football player OJ Simpson was arrested and tried for the murder of his wife, he was one of America’s top celebrities. Companies paid him to be the face of their brand… which didn’t work out well in the long run.
Here’s a look at the top classic cars from 1966 – all of the makes and models from the ‘Big Four’ that you could have expected to see on the road back in the mid-sixties.
Check out the classic Ford Pinto, a coupe hatchback auto that was super popular, that Ford said proved a small economy car didn’t have to be ugly. (They didn’t have to explode, either, and we cover that, too.)
Back in the 1980s, Ford Escort Wagons were top-sellers all across America, giving drivers cargo space, room for a family… and you could even get the ‘woody’ version with a faux wood finish on the sides.
These classic 1960 Mercury cars played up one of the most successful automobile marketing angles: luxury options, but at a low price. Look back at these old cars from the sixties, made by a division of Ford!
In a world of ordinary cars, the Thunder’s still there (1981) It’s a great name. Thunderbird. One that carries with it high expectations for an
The 1967 Mercury was said to be ‘for men who like their action big! You sense this the moment you take the wheel. It’s a Ford Mercury. This is the Man’s Car with a heritage of performance! Cyclone!’
If you wanted to see stereotypical retro family cars, check out some huge classic ’50s station wagons that had fins & had rear-facing seats – including cars from Ford, Pontiac, Studebaker and Plymouth.
One of the snappiest, brightest, best-looking, common sense cars in the sixties: the 1966 Ford Mustang with its 200 cubic-inch Six. Perfect for her, they said.
These old-school Ford Ranchero pickup trucks weren’t styled like all the other pickups, because they were meant to combine passenger-car comfort with driving ease.
Find out all of the then-hot new features on the 1954 Ford Ranch Wagons, an all-steel car that had fold-down seats so you could carry cargo or passengers.
In the 1970s, you could get the budget Ford Torino Wagon, the popular Gran Torino station wagon, and the top-of-the-line classic Ford Gran Torino Squire with woodlike trim.
’86 Ford Bronco II. You can wear it anywhere. Bronco II’s combination of design and toughness lets you take it anywhere. And for ’86, it
The 5 big Ford station wagons from 1960 featured such unique wonders like sun visors and arm rests – plus comfort, convenience and styling elegance in the wagon field. Here’s a look back!
Take a look at these classic Ford Fairlines from the sixties! Back then, standard equipment included bucket seats, sporty console, big 390 cubic-inch V-8, and more.
Check out these awesome Ford pickups from the ’70s that came in colors like green, orange, brown and red – plus two-tone.
See vintage car wreck photos of 35 of old auto accidents and crashes from the 1910s to the 1950s – before standardized seatbelts and airbags.
Check out what classic Ford Thunderbird cars of the ’60s looked like when they were brand new – and the features they offered.
What makes Mustang different is the way it looks, handles, and makes you feel For eight years now, the Ford Mustang has been the top-selling
Henry Ford developed assembly lines for automobile factories, and mass production sparked another industrial revolution. See here how Ford churned out Model T cars!
Ford offers you a choice: ’77 Ford LTD: The full-size car that kept its size. This year, some carmakers are making their full-size cars smaller. But
The ’78 Ford Fairmont was billed as a new car combining fuel efficiency, space efficiency and cost-efficiency. See what they looked like, and find out how much they used to cost!
Take a look back at 20 of the Lincoln Continental classic cars that Ford produced back in the ’70s — including the Mark III, IV and V.
Ford Torino is the year’s best mid-size value We expect you to say “prove it” when we tell you Ford Torino is the year’s best
See the ’77 Ford cars: New action-stripe Pintos, sassy sweet-handling Mustang IIs, tricked up trucks and fancy vans. Thunderbirds and LTD IIs in new spring colors. Even a sportier Granada.
Henry Ford fit a lot of ambition, drive, innovation and industry into his 84 years! Here’s a look back at his career, his beliefs, and how the famous industrialist changed the world.
Despite a spectacularly expensive launch, the Ford Edsel was one of the greatest business failures of all time. Take a look back at these vintage cars here!
See the classic ’68 Fords when they were new in this Ford Guide for car buyers – including vintage Thunderbird, Mustang, Galaxie 500, LTD, Ford XL full-sized, station wagons, Torino and more!
The 1957 Ford station wagon gives you more of what you want in a wagon… and for less money. The nine-passenger Country Sedan measures over 17 feet long.
The roof with a reason for every season SPRING: Rear window slants away from the weather, can be opened for ventilation even on rainy days.
You want a stick shift. She wants an automatic. And your budget says one car! No problem anymore. Get one car. And get it with a Ford Select Shift.
For super-economy pickups all the way up to super-duty diesels, economy never came in such a choice as with the 1961 Ford Trucks.
The New Dodge Caravan: We thought of everything. 34 more cubic feet of nooks, niches, cubbyholes, crannies, conveniences, comforts, cupholders and cargo room.
In the 1980s, Ford offered a choice of big and small 4×4 pickups with independent front suspension – a tough, full-size pickup with great mileage.
Here’s what voters thought of Ford vs Carter in the presidential election of 1976, based on things like who would handle certain problems better, and who debated the best.
Who wins in Chevy vs Ford pickup trucks? In 0 to 60 acceleration. In 40 to 55 MPH passing. In trailer-towing acceleration. In wet-surface handling. The results are clear as black and white
New Galaxie 500/XL Start this one and you really start something. Available with a 405-hp. Thunderbird V-8, coupled to a 4-speed stick shift, the
These vintage Ford Econoline vans from the ’60s had eight doors and a flat floor that put every part of a load within arm’s length.
The new Cadillac deVille is a fine automobile about the same size as the new Mercury Marquis. But out of 30 individual tests of automotive qualities, the Marquis won 26. And was rated superior overall by 37 out of 50 big-car drivers.
Mercury’s got it: European elegance with an American Cougar wrapped around it. From the outside, Cougar looks like it was tooled in Europe. Inside, you’d
Too many people? Too little space? Ford Motor Company engineers have a better idea. Club Wagons that practically let you custom design the scaling…
One look tells you Continental styling is new, totally new from the dynamic front grille to the graceful contours of the rear design. And yet you know that this new styling is a contemporary expression of the continuing Continental look.
Mustangers always win and Mustangers have more fun. Find out why in this vintage ad series!
Roosevelt & FDR (1941) Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt give a joint press conference in the Oval Office of the White House,
The surprising Maverick: A new kind of luxury in compact cars. It’s our Luxury Decor Option. Here’s what you get with it: Vinyl roof. Vinyl
5,478 long-playing records from now you’ll still be glad you bought a Philco Stereo… that’s Philco lasting value Have you ever figured that if you
“Indy”500 discovers Mercury Cyclone GT! “Performance Car of the Year” Named Pace Car For Memorial Day 500 Indianapolis officials do not select their Pace Car
The elegant New Kind of Ford is fresh as cream, fresh as paint, fresh as a daisy. But the new Fairlane 500 Sunliner is much more than a pretty thing.
New 61′ Ford Pickup New 114-inch Wheelbase! New easy ride! Fatigue never thumbs a ride in Ford’s new Driverized Cab! There’s a new longer wheelbase,
The de Tomaso Pantera. Around $10,000.* In Italy, men build cars with passion. One of them is Alejandro de Tomaso. And this is his car.
Ford Torino: It came up the hard way, easy. A pack of rough, tough supercars is hard to beat. Specially-modified Torinos make it look easy. Won all