Pony Car Milestones from 1964-74 Virginia Beach VA

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.

Beach Ford Inc.
(888) 869-6079
2717 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Colonial Ford Trucks Tidewater Inc
(757) 485-8285
3725 Holland Blvd
Chesapeake, VA
Service Department
888-222-6261
Dealership Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Service Department Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 12:00 Midnight
Saturday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nelson Ford Inc
(276) 638-2331
201 Commonwealth Blvd.
Martinsville, VA
 
Newberry Ford, Inc.
(540) 921-1531
Routes 100 And 460
Pearisburg, VA
 
Sheehy Ford Lincoln Mercury
(804) 794-0500
10601 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA
Service Department
(877) 501-6966
Dealership Hours
Monday - Friday:8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday:8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday:12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Service Department Hours
Monday: 7am-7:00pm Tuesday: 7am-7:00pm Wednesday: 7am-7:00pm Thursday: 7am-7:00pm Friday: 7am-7:00pm Saturday: 7am-3pm Sunday: closed

Cavalier Ford - Greenbrier
(757) 424-1111
1515 S. Military Hwy
Chesapeake, VA
 
Cavalier Ford at Chesapeake Square
(757) 488-8311
4021 Portsmouth Blvd.
Chesapeake, VA
Service Department
(757) 488-8311

Gilliam Motors, Inc.
(434) 983-2026
1336 Main Street
Dillwyn, VA
 
Sheehy Ford Of Springfield
(703) 922-7900
6727 Loisdale Road
Springfield, VA
 
Bowditch Ford Inc
(800) 735-2211
11076 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
 

Pony Car Milestones from 1964-74

Pony Car Milestones from 1964-73

1971 429 Super Cobra
Jet-Ram Mach 1
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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