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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
 
Classic Ford Lincoln Mercury
(919) 934-6500
1698 Booker Dairy Road
Smithfield, NC
 
Crown Ford
(910) 867-1121
256 Swain Street
Fayetteville, NC
 
Asheville Ford Lincoln Mercury
(828) 253-2731
325 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC
 
Capital Ford Inc
(919) 790-4600
4900 Capital Blvd.
Raleigh, NC
 
Crossroads Ford of Wake Forest, Inc.
(919) 556-3191
11000 Capital Boulevard
Wake Forest, NC
 
Cella Ford Inc.
(252) 638-4011
3210 M.l. King Boulevard
New Bern, NC
 
Capital Ford Lincoln Mercury of Rocky Mount
(252) 977-1234
Hwy 64 And 301 Bypass
Rocky Mount, NC
 
Capital Ford Lincoln Mercury of Wilmington
(910) 799-4060
4222 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, 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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