Ford Midsize Muscle - Fairlane, Torino & Ranchero: V8 Dynamite 1955-1979

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9781845849290: Ford Midsize Muscle - Fairlane, Torino & Ranchero: V8 Dynamite 1955-1979

In the postwar years, Henry Ford delivered the 'Right Size Ford,' the practical ride many American families wanted. As things got fancier in the fifties, Ford jazzed up matters with the Fairlane, a legendary Dearborn nameplate. Covering the evolution of Henry's family chariot into the muscle car, with all those hallowed V8s of yore, this book reveals the commercial and performance zenith of late '60s America, as buyers optioned Torino and Gran Torino to their hearts' content.

It's said that Ford stands for 'First On Race Day:' read how Henry showed his domestic rivals how it was done on the racetrack, and in the showroom - can you say Thunderbolt 427?!

With the Fairlane, Henry invented the midsize car; with the Ranchero, the car-based pickup ... and this book, above all, is an account of Ford being ahead of the game.

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Marc Cranswick has written about and drawn the cars and trucks of the Big 3 and independent automakers for over 15 years. He writes enthusiast-directed model history books, and has involvement with many car clubs. In the Mopar world he is known for the reference book The Cars of American Motors - An Illustrated History, as seen on NBC’s business channel CNBC. His other books include Ford Midsize Muscle - Fairlane, Torino & Ranchero; Mazda Rotary-Engined Cars, and Pontiac Firebird - The Auto-Biography

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would make a useful reference Classic & Sports Car (UK) If you agree that these Blue Oval mid-sizers have lived in their contemporaries' shadow for too long, then grab a copy of this book. American Car Magazine. To learn more about this successful series of cars you could probably do no better than look at Veloce's surprisingly good book on this fascinating subject. It covers the whole story in terrific detail from 1955 to 1979, with masses of photos in glorious colour and an informative text from an author who clearly knows and loves his subject. The balance between history and illustration is spot on and equal space is given to the often overlooked and underrated Ranchero.- Classic American.

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Verlag: Veloce Publishing Ltd Mai 2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 1845849299 ISBN 13: 9781845849290
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Buchbeschreibung Veloce Publishing Ltd Mai 2016, 2016. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - 176 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781845849290

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