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Pony Car Milestones from 1964-74 Garner NC

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.

Crossroads Ford, Inc.
(919) 467-1881
2333 Walnut Street
Cary, NC
 
Leith Ford
(919) 366-8000
5300 Rolesville Road
Wendell, NC
 
Crossroads Ford of Wake Forest, Inc.
(919) 556-3191
11000 Capital Boulevard
Wake Forest, NC
 
Bill Smith Ford Inc
(910) 692-8765
1010 Old Us 1 South
Southern Pines, NC
 
Crossroads Ford, Inc.
(919) 467-1881
2333 Walnut Street
Cary, NC
 
Capital Ford Inc
(919) 790-4600
4900 Capital Blvd.
Raleigh, NC
 
Classic Ford Lincoln Mercury
(919) 934-6500
1698 Booker Dairy Road
Smithfield, NC
 
Keeter Motors Inc
(704) 482-6791
1775 East Dixon Boulevard
Shelby, NC
 
Albemarle Motor Co
(252) 482-2144
Highway 32 North
Edenton, NC
 
Deacon Jones Ford Lincoln - Mercury
(919) 736-3387
1014 11th Street
Goldsboro, NC
 

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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