Category: Edsel Ford

Pair of Wagons from Edsel Ford’s Collection Up for Auction – Tom Comerro @Hemmings

Pair of Wagons from Edsel Ford’s Collection Up for Auction – Tom Comerro @Hemmings

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Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, announces the sale of two wagons once owned by Edsel Ford II. Both are to be sold at no reserve by the grandson of the brand’s namesake during the Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, on March 20-27.

The 1958 Edsel Bermuda wagon features recent restoration work and a transmission swap (from manual to period-correct automatic) carried out by Roush. The rear axle has new seals, bushings, and brakes, while the interior was updated with heat shielding, new carpeting, and seals to make the car more comfortable and inviting. Roush also replaced the original column-shift assembly, while keeping the stock steering column. The proper two-pedal system for automatics of that time was installed, and new control linkage was built.

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A Cavalcade of Fords, Ford Heritage Video from 1936

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This film shows the achievements of Ford in Britain during the 1930s. It includes hill climbs and other reliability tests featuring the Model A, the 8hp and the 14.9hp (“Popular” and “Fourteen”). We also see the building of the Dagenham plant, with the first turf cut by Edsel Ford. NB. This film is silent

A treasure hunt for the Holy Grail Ford – Bill Warner @VinWiki

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Bill Warner is the Founder and Chairman of The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation and he has spent his life trying to find significant cars. Today he shares the story of his 1934 Edsel Ford Speedster. Learn more about the Bill & the Concours at http://ameliaconcours.org/

A LANDMARK RETURNS TO THE ROAD – THE LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 80TH ANNIVERSARY COACH DOOR EDITION

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Crafted with expansive center-opening doors in homage to the 1939 original, entering the Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition means going the way of presidents, royalty and superstars. It’s an extraordinary vehicle with an ownership experience to match.

Edsel Ford: What might have been – Robert Sherefkin @automotivenews

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Had Henry’s son been given more power and more time, the company would have a different look today

Henry Ford was the pivotal manufacturing genius of the 20th century. His mass production of the automobile changed the world. But his populist obsession with simple people who wanted simple machines for a rural lifestyle anchored him to outmoded ideas that debilitated Ford Motor Co. What if Henry had retired and turned over control to his son in 1926?

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Lincoln Zephyr Introduction at the Prestigious Pinehurst Country Club — The Old Motor

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Reblog from David Greenlees excellent The Old Motor on the launch of one of my all time favourites The Lincoln Zephyr.

The all new and modern-looking 1936 Lincoln Zephyr designed by Eugene Gregorie was introduced early in November of 1935. Powered by a new 276 c.i. V-12 L-head engine that produces 110 h.p. the Zephyr featuring streamlined unibody construction bridged the gap between the Ford and the Lincoln Model K. Earlier design studies by John Tjaarda influenced…

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Introducing the 1935 Ford V-8 – Mac’s Motor City Garage

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1935 marked a real change as far as the model line up for Ford Motor Company with the introduction of the 1935 Ford V8.

The article here on Mac’s Motor City Garage includes an excellent video of Henry and Edsel Ford introducing the car.

Henry Ford and the New Flathead V8 1932

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Here’s a great video published by Bill McGuire on YouTube featuring the launch of the 32 Ford and the famous Ford Flathead V8. The entire new 1932 model range is introduced car by car at the end of the video. Henry and Edsel are also featured in what appears to be a rare happy moment.

Little did they know the Flathead V8 would still be revered 86 years later!