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coolcars · 3 months ago
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1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 Car
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francescolt · 3 months ago
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wheelsgoroundincircles · 22 days ago
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THE 1955 LINCOLN FUTURA: A CONCEPT CAR THAT WOULD GO ON TO BE THE BATMOBILE
At the 1955 Chicago Auto Show the Ford Motor Company showed the Lincoln Futura concept car, a decade later it would be driven by Adam West as Batman.
Jason Hassett posted in ALL CLASSICS In 1954 the Ford Motor Company wanted to create a futuristic concept car for the Chicago Auto Show the following year. They commissioned two of their designers Bill Schmidt, who was an expert on concept cars, and John Najjar, the lead mustang designer, to create it. Once they designed the car it was sent to Ghia in Italy to be hand built at a small fee of $250,000 which is around $2.4 million in today's money.
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The concept car which was unveiled at the 1955 Chicago Auto Show
It had some odd features like the large headlight pods and double canopy for the cabin, similar to the one Homer designed in the Simpsons. This concept car was also fully operational, it had a 368 cubic inch Lincoln engine and the Chassis was from a Lincoln Continental Mark II.
The concept was a success, getting much publicity at the show and also on the Today Show in March of 1955. They made a model kit and toy to sell from it. The headlights, grill and tail-fins would be subdued and appear on a few different Lincolns, Mercury's and Fords from 1957 to 1960.
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A replica made in the 1990s by Bob Butts
The concept car was sold to George Barris, an auto customizer who supplied cars to films, by the Ford Motor Company for $1 and "Other Valuable Consideration". The car sat behind his shop for several years until 1965 when Dean Jefferies couldn't deliver a Batmobile for ABC in time and Barris was called instead. He thought the fins on the back of the Futura would be ideal for the Batmobile as wings and set to work.
Three more replicas of the car were build from Ford Galaxies and Thunderbird's over the years the show was running for the show circuit. Barris cleverly kept the rights to the car even after its conversion and leased the car to the show for the entirety of its run.
In 2013, Barris auctioned the car in Scottsdale, Arizona to Rick Champagne for a cool $4.62 million dollars.
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carsthatnevermadeitetc · a year ago
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Ford Ranchero Brochure, 1970. The fifth generation Ranchero was only in production for 2 years
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if68auto · 10 months ago
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Boss 302 Mustang
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mustanglegendarymachine · a year ago
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Wicked 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - 428 Cobra Jet Ram Air
Exquisite piece
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mistress-gif · a year ago
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Jon Bernthal as Lee Lalocca || Ford v. Ferarri (2019)
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americaisdead · 10 months ago
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this country’s gotten to be just like one of those beloved old heaps that’s only just wheezing by, leaking from every seal and hose and gasket. at this point, you’ve usually got 3 choices: 1) a from-the ground up overhaul and restoration, 2) send it to the junkyard for parts, or 3) keep on drivin’ until you lose your breaks going around a bend or go down in a blaze of glory on the side of the road. we all know america won’t take option 1, we’re too proud for option 2, and so we’ll shamble on indefinitely into oblivion... and with option 3, you don’t even get to salvage the parts. these are sad times.
knoxville, iowa.  march 2021
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rabbitcruiser · 4 months ago
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The Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel on September 5, 1957.
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therealautoblog · a year ago
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2021 Ford Bronco comes out kicking with impressive specs and innovative design: bit.ly/2OlEfKP
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classiccars2022 · 5 days ago
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Winnebago prepares for the electric future
Winnebago prepares for the electric future
Picture: winnebago Winnebago, yes that Winnebago, is jumping on the electric vehicle bandwagon in a big way. This week at the RV Super Show in Tampa, Florida, the company unveiled the e-RV, what it calls the first zero-emission all-electric motorhome concept. You can look at it and instantly tell it’s a Ford Transit, which makes sense because Ford recently unveiled an electric Transit. Clearly…
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hagleyvault · 11 months ago
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The National Society of Professional Engineers has been sponsoring Engineers Week every February since 1951 as a means of calling attention to engineers’ contributions to society and advocating for the importance of education in math, science, and technical skills.
Today’s Engineers Week theme is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, so we’re sharing this December 1949 photograph of Florence Naum (1922-2006) testing a generator regular quality control machine at the Ford Motor Company’s plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The device tested regulators for 1950 Fords under simulated road conditions.
Naum was a resident of Farmington, Michigan. She began her career at Ford as a stock handler in 1939 after graduating high school and, by 1949, was the only woman electrical technician at the company and one of only two women enrolled at the University of Detroit in pursuit of an engineering degree. She eventually earned an electrical engineering degree from the University of Michigan and later became the first female electrical engineer employed at the company.
This photograph is part of Hagley Library’s collection of Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation’s Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II). To view more items from this collection online, visit its page in our Digital Archive by clicking here.
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francescolt · 3 months ago
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1932 Ford Coupe
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k-star-holic · 10 days ago
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'Turn out to 15' Jung Woo-sungvsLee Jung-jae, Cheongdam couple Battle 'Writing to win'
Source: k-star-holic.blogspot.com
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carsthatnevermadeitetc · a year ago
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Mercury Cougar brochure, 1970. This was the final year for the first generation Cougar
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if68auto · 9 months ago
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1968 Mercury Cyclone
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mustanglegendarymachine · 2 years ago
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thesociologicalcinema · a year ago
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Walter Reuther, left, and Richard Frankensteen, after being beaten bloody by Ford Motor Company's anti-union thugs at the "Battle of the Overpass" in Dearborn, Michigan, May 26, 1937 
Photo credit: Wayne State University Reuther Library Archives
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slashdementia7734 · 6 months ago
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rodpower78 · a year ago
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Ford Motor Company factory, circa 1965
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