The First Ford Mustang Hardtop

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The Ford Mustang has now been in production non-stop since early 1964 – 53 consecutive model years with over 9 million units rolling off various Ford factory production lines. There aren’t many cars that can match the numbers achieved by the Mustang, or its cultural impact in the USA and around the world – including the founding of the…

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Original Ford Escort MKI Works Racer

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Few of the original Ford Escort MKI works racing cars have survived – which isn’t all that surprising when you take a look back at their extensive and oftentimes rough competition history. Most of the cars that made it to the modern day now sit in museums or private collections, so when one pops up for…

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2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition

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The Ford GT was developed as a hat tip to its iconic forebear, the Ford GT40, a vehicle developed by Ford and Lola to take on Ferrari at Le Mans – which it did very successfully, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans 4 consecutive times from 1966 to 1969. The modern Ford GT began…

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Ford Design Film: Styling and the Experimental Car

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Styling and the Experimental Car is a Ford film from 1964 that shows the future design direction of the company. One of the designs bares more than a passing resemblance to the ill-fated Mustang II, but despite what your feelings about that car might be it’s well worth watching. One of the later cars to feature…

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1956 Ford F100 Panel Truck

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The Ford F100 series of pickup trucks are loved in the United States and around the world for their simple, approachable design, and reliable load-carrying ability. Over the past few years classic car collectors have been turning their attention to classic trucks and 4x4s, and unusual factory-built vehicles like this 1956 Ford F100 Panel Truck…

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The Invention of the Ford Flathead V8 Engine

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The Invention of the Ford V8 Engine is a documentary about the development of the original Ford V8 – the Flathead that made its debut in 1932, forever cementing the “Deuce” in the annals of hot rod history. The video has clearly been encoded from film and it’s a little crackly at times, but if…

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The Ford Mustangs of Sonny and Cher

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In 1965 the duo of Sonny and Cher burst forth onto the American music scene, embodying the youthful culture of the era and rocketing up the charts with their singles “Baby Don’t Go” and “I Got You Babe”. Ford was quick on their feet, they pulled two 1966 Mustangs from the production line, with almost…

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1966 Ford GT40 Mark I

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The Ford GT40 is almost certainly the most famous, and most successful, result of Britain and America’s special cross-Atlantic automotive relationship. Many cars have been built as collaborative efforts between both countries of course, but the GT40 is the king. The development and racing years of the GT40 include some of the most important and…

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Continental MkII

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The Continental MkII was released in 1955 as the pinnacle of the Ford model family and a return to the heady pre-WWII days of glamorous American luxury car making. Although the cars used Lincoln drivetrains and were sold through Lincoln dealerships, they weren’t named Lincolns. They were build under the Continental name as a reference…

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1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am

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The Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am was built with a very specific task in mind – Ford wanted to trounce the Chevrolet Camaros in the SCCA Trans-Am Series and reclaim their crown as the fastest pony car manufacturer in the United States. Chevrolet has joined the pony car bandwagon in 1967 with the Camaro,…

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1957 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery

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The Ford Courier Sedan Delivery was built between 1952 and 1960 as a solution for those who needed cargo space but didn’t want or didn’t need a truck. Ford developed the the Sedan Delivery on the 1956 sedan platform – which itself was an updated version of the iconic 1955 Ford. Ford built just 6,178…

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