Henry Ford extended his activities in 1934 by entering the French market. He entered into co-operation with Emile Mathis who had built small cars in Strasbourg since 1898. The result was a Matford, an American style car with a V8 engine. The relationship did not resume in 1945 after the war. Ford moved production to a second factory in Poissy on the Seine where the first saloon cars were built in 1947. The resulting Ford Vedette was very modern for its time with streamlined 'fastback' designed by Bob Gregorie in Detroit.
The drivers Trilland and Simille broke several records at the Montlhery circuit in the summer of 1952, including that of the 10,000 kilometre race with a fastest lap of 106mph. Sales shot up as a result of this success.
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1956 Ford Thunderbird 2dr Convertible Body Style: 2dr Convertible Engine: 8-cyl. 312cid/215 4bbl VIN: P6FH303663 Exterior Color: Peacock Blue (Colonial White Top) Interior Color: Dark Peacock and White Vinyl Transmission: Automatic Serial No: P6FH303663 P Engine: 312 Carburetor: 4V Transmission: Overdrive HP: 215 6 Model Year: 1956
1960 Ford Thunderbird AACA Senior National First Prize Winner International Thunderbird Club Senior Engine: 8-cyl. 352cid/300hp 4bbl VIN: 0Y73Y149516 Exterior Color: Turquoise Metallic Interior Color: Turquoise Top Color: White Soft Top Transmission: Automatic About This Car: This is what you call a “Dream Car”, “Cream Puff”, “Collector Car”, “Show Stopper” and the
1955 Ford F100 Pickup Truck Engine: V-8 390 FE Motor Bored 60 Over Transmission: Tremec TKO 600 5-Speed Manual Transmission VIN: F10V5R27907 Exterior Color: Vivid Canary Interior Color: Tan About This Truck: Imagine going to bed and dreaming of the perfect Ford F100 truck... You could be lucky enough to wake up and have that dream come true with this truck sitting in your garage. Wo
This 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback is one fine example of this pivotal model in all of its late first-generation glory. It's in top notch running condition, looks great and some well-chosen aftermarket touches make it equally suited for drawing admiring glances out on the road as it would be creating a stir on the local car show circuit. It's quite a looker - the Candy Apple red paint wi