Pony Car Milestones from 1964-74 Council Bluffs IA

Ford, now under the control of Henry’s grandson, H.F. II, was in the best position to do this and started working on its own two-seater, which emerged as the stylish “personal” 1955 Thunderbird.

McMullen Ford
(712) 366-0531
3401 South Expressway
Council Bluffs, IA
 
Performance Ford
(888) 725-8731
11910 W. Dodge Road
Omaha, NE
 
Northwood Motor Co.
(641) 324-2601
1109 8th St North
Northwood, IA
 
Motor Inn of Algona, Inc.
(515) 295-2497
1107 North Main Street
Algona, IA
 
Forest City Ford Mercury, Inc.
(641) 585-5555
745 North Highway 9 & 69
Forest City, IA
 
Atchley Ford, Inc.
(402) 574-2759
3633 N 72nd Street
Omaha, NE
 
River City Ford Truck Sales
(563) 326-4011
3921 West River Dr
Davenport, IA
 
Barry Motor Co
(712) 883-2421
Highway 175
Danbury, IA
 
Mason City Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc.
(641) 424-8550
215 15th Street S.w.
Mason City, IA
 
Charles Gabus Ford, Inc.
(515) 270-0707
4545 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA
 

Pony Car Milestones from 1964-74

Pony Car Milestones from 1964-73

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After World War II, GIs returning from Europe brought back with them quaint little two-seat sports cars. The likes of which most Americans had never seen. Stateside demand for these offerings started growing and by the early ’50s, domestic manufacturers were getting in on the act, including Chevrolet with its Corvette. The last was significant, if GM thought this segment of the market important enough, its crosstown rivals should be getting in on the action. Ford, now under the control of Henry’s grandson, H.F. II, was in the best position to do this and started working on its own two-seater, which emerged as the stylish “personal” 1955 Thunderbird. The T-bird was turned into a four-seater for 1958 and sales more than doubled, giving ammunition to the idea of an affordable, sporty car for the masses.

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