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Pony Car Milestones from 1964-74 Salina KS

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 Mc Arthur Inc.
(785) 823-2237
3450 South 9th Street
Salina, KS
 
Rusty Eck Ford Inc
(888) 631-7808
7310 East Kellogg
Wichita, KS
 
Merle Kelly Ford
(620) 431-0100
3501 South Santa Fe
Chanute, KS
 
Newberry Family Motors, L.L.C.
(620) 532-3181
126 East B Avenue
Kingman, KS
 
Stan Boos Auto Sales Inc
(800) 821-2602
1812 Oregon Street
Hiawatha, KS
 
Laird Noller Automotive Inc.
(785) 843-3500
935 W. 23rd
Lawrence, KS
 
Shawnee Mission Ford Inc
(913) 631-0000
11501 W. Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Shawnee, KS
 
Louisburg Ford Sales Inc
(877) 901-4311
111 Fairlane Dr.
Louisburg, KS
 
Mike Carpino Ford Mercury, Inc.
(620) 429-2200
Jct. 160-69-7
Columbus, KS
 
John North Ford, Inc.
(620) 343-1700
3002 W. Highway 50
Emporia, KS
 

Pony Car Milestones from 1964-74

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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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