Pony Car Milestones from 1964-74 Hurricane WV

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.

Midway Ford Incorporated
(800) 292-6511
201 Orchard Park Rd.
Hurricane, WV
 
Toothman Ford Sales Inc
(304) 265-3000
Route 50 West
Grafton, WV
 
Wable Ford - Mercury Inc
(304) 652-3771
820 Chelsea St
Sistersville, WV
 
Astorg Ford - Lincoln - Mercury
(304) 485-8585
2028 7th Street
Parkersburg, WV
 
Chenoweth Ford Lincoln Mercury
(800) 344-1108
Route 50 East
Clarksburg, WV
 
Turnpike Ford Inc
(304) 925-0431
Route 61, Maccorkle Ave.
Marmet, WV
 
Thomassen F-M Inc
(304) 725-7031
100 South West Street
Charles Town, WV
 
Colonial Ford Lincoln - Mercury
(304) 645-2244
428 North Jefferson St.
Lewisburg, WV
 
Jim Robinson Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, Inc.
(304) 232-2400
95 Robinson Drive
Triadelphia, WV
 
Scott Ford-Mercury Inc
(304) 329-3673
Route 7 West
Kingwood, WV
 

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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