Item description for Ford of the Sixties by Michael Parris & II Edsel B. Ford...
Continuing his classic series on Ford Motor Company Michael Parris gives us the inside stories of Ford during the total performance sixties. This decade brought us the Falcon, the Mustang, Shelby Cobras and motorsports wins from Indy and NASCAR to Trans Am and LeMans. Nothing was beyond the grasp of Henry Ford II and his great company. Style and auto racing were playing an important role in Ford's growth. Henry still called the shots, Iacocca brought on the Mustang and Carroll Shelby gave Ford the international respect in racing it sought. Henry wanted to buy, but Ferrari wasn't selling. So he turned Shelby loose with his Cobras and then the GT40s. And LeMans belonged to Ford. And in NASCAR, drivers like Fireball Roberts, Freddie Lorenzen and Cale Yarborough were lighting the southern speedways on fire. But Ford during the sixties was about more than just auto racing. The company had stylish, hot-selling models like Falcon and Mustang. Profits were big and money was being spent on beautiful body designs, high-performance engines and new muscle cars. When the horsepower challenge came from GM, Ford was ready. Fairlane and Mustang GT models came charging off the assembly line by the thousands and they all had thunder under their hoods. Engines ranging from the semi-hemi 429, high-rise 427 and Boss 302 were facing off with GTO on every street in America. Fords of the Sixties is full of beautiful photography and inside stories from the men that brought Ford its design and performance success throughout the decade. Stories never before heard are drawn from first-hand interviews and in depth research from the archives of Ford Motor Company Archives, Henry Ford Museum and the Detroit Library National Automotive Collection. If you want the inside story of Ford this all-color classic is a must for your library.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Publisher California Bill'S Automotive Handbooks
ISBN 1931128162 ISBN13 9781931128162
Reviews - What do customers think about Ford of the Sixties?
A work of art! Jul 7, 2006
What a brilliant book! A history of Ford in the 1960's.This can almost be described as an 180 page,high quality catalogue of 1960's Fords.This book is a must have book.Beautiful colour and black & white photos throughout make this book a classic.Covers the models of Ford Galaxie,Fairlane,Sunliner,Falcon,Thunderbird,Mustang,Econoline, Cobra,Shelby Mustangs,Torino,LTD,F-100,Custom,Talladega, concept cars and a chapter on Ford racing.This is the best book I've seen on 1960's Ford's.This book will impress most people.Its a gem! Great value too.
Classic Fords Give You Better Ideas Dec 27, 2005
The Ford slogan during its heyday as a COOOOOL car was "drive a Ford! It's a BETTER Idea!" and "Ford gives you better ideas." It did with some serious classics like the Falcon, the Galaxie 500 and the very cool Fairlane. Cool cars like that gave Ford a good name.
Parris treats readers to the behind the curtain look at the Ford Motor Company during the glory days of the flying Falcon, the shooting Comets (a Mercury) and other cool classics. I love the stories about the Fords of the era. The 1960s brought the coolest cars Ford ever put on the road. Henry Ford II had plenty of better ideas and the 1960-65 Falcons, Fairlanes, Galaxies and Thunderbirds were proof postitive of this.
Classic Ford lovers will delight in the pictures of the beautiful Fords of the 1960s. Falcon lovers will especially love this book, chock full of better ideas. People who have classic cars as a special interest will certainly want this book. I love it!