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Pony Car Milestones from 1964-74 Pacific MO

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.

Long Ford Sales
(636) 938-5278
18155 Old Highway 66
Eureka, MO
 
Chris Auffenberg Ford Lincoln Mercury Inc.
(800) 264-5110
5840 Highway 100
Washington, MO
 
Bo Beuckman Ford
(636) 227-5700
15675 Manchester Road
Ellisville, MO
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7am-6:30pm
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ASE & Manufacturer Certified Mechanics

Bud Shell Ford Inc
(573) 624-7476
613 North State Hwy 25
Dexter, MO
 
Reuther Ford Inc
(636) 464-9000
1989 Richardson Road
Arnold, MO
 
Lou Fusz Ford, Inc.
(636) 532-9955
#2 Caprice Dr.
Chesterfield, MO
 
Sunset Auto Co Inc
(314) 467-1223
11700 Gravois Rd
St Louis, MO
 
Dick Smith Ford, Inc.
(816) 353-1495
9505 East Hwy 350
Raytown, MO
 
Don Vance Ford Sales Inc
(573) 378-4653
1001 West Newton, Highway 52 West
Versailles, MO
 
Denny Ford Lincoln - Mercury
(573) 364-1211
625 West Seventh Street
Rolla, MO
 

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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