After watching his Model T cars get turned into trucks for several years, Henry Ford finally decided he wanted some of the action. Rated at one ton, it was based on the Model T, but had a heavier frame and axel with standard gearing. No more than 15 MPH was recommended.
This is a model T-3, meaning it is the 3rd generation of the Ford Model T's. The Model T-3 comprises roughly half of all Model T's ever built in varying body styles. The Speedster was one of these body styles.
This is a model T-3, meaning it is the 3rd generation of the Ford Model T's. The Model T-3 comprises roughly half of all Model T's ever built in varying body styles. The speedster was one of these body styles.
The Ford Model A Pickup was introduced in 1928. Ford was looking to attract depression-era customers and introduced a number of innovative improvements including roll-up window that retracted into the doors, a pivoting windshield for occupant ventilation and an outside rear view mirror for safety.
This new style Ford Model A was the first Ford to use the standard set of driver controls with conventional clutch and brake pedals. By naming this auto his New Model A, Henry Ford decided to forgo the alphabetical order which he previously used, which would have been "U", to name his vehicles because he advertised that "The New Model A is so far advanced from the old model Ts that I had to move back to the letter "A".
The Buick Special was a low cost entry level car from Buick, starting at $2,233, which accounted for more than half of Buick's total sales for 1955. It had heavy chrome bumpers up front with "Dagmars" and a new-for-'55 mesh grille making the driver feel very self-assured.
The name "Fairlane" was taken from Henry Ford's estate, Fair Lane, near Dearborn, MI. The "Glasstop Vicky" lasted only two years, with sales slipping sharply as customers realized the trouble of keeping the car cool.
This Mach 1 is an early, very rare high performance "Drag Pack" version of the Ford Mustang. The Mach 1 was available with no less than 7 different engine options. The most powerful engine option was the 428 Big Block Super Cobra Jet Ram Air engine.