Pony Car Milestones from 1964-74 North Pole AK

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.

Seekins Ford - Lincoln - Merc
(907) 459-4000
1625 Seekins Ford Drive
Fairbanks, AK
 
Seekins Ford - Lincoln - Merc
(907) 459-4000
1625 Seekins Ford Drive
Fairbanks, AK
 
Karlson Motors
(907) 225-9022
5010 North Tongass Hwy
Ketchikan, AK
 
Skinner Sales & Service of Juneau
(907) 789-9386
8895 Mallard Street
Juneau, AK
 
Kodiak Motors Inc
(907) 486-3204
201 Center Street
Kodiak, AK
 
Cal Worthington - Alaska
(907) 276-5300
1950 Gambel
Anchorage, AK
 

Pony Car Milestones from 1964-74

Pony Car Milestones from 1964-73

1971 429 Super Cobra
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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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