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Pony Car Milestones from 1964-74 Rutland VT

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.

Walker Motors Inc
(802) 223-5201
265 River Street
Montpelier, VT
 
Hayes Ford, Inc.
(802) 334-6587
439 East Main St
Newport, VT
 
Gateway Motors Inc
(802) 295-3124
190 Sykes Mountain Avenue
White River Junction, VT
 
G. Stone Motors, Inc.
(802) 388-6718
Route 7
Middlebury, VT
 
Lamoille Valley Ford, Inc.
(800) 649-5967
222 Vermont, Route 15 West
Hardwick, VT
 
E.J. Barrette & Sons, Inc.
(802) 868-3327
189 North River
Swanton, VT
 
Ford of Brattleboro, Inc.
(877) 850-0323
1147 Putney Road
Brattleboro, VT
 
Burt Paquin Ford
(802) 524-7343
2 Franklin Park West
Saint Albans, VT
 
Gilmour Ford - Lincoln - Mercury
(802) 748-4444
8 Memorial Drive
Saint Johnsbury, VT
 
Thomas Built Buses of Vt Inc
(802) 773-9168
RR 7
Rutland, VT
 

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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