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1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428

1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428

Ford Fairlane

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Sometimes, the best muscle cars are the ones that are affordable. After all, what fun is a great muscle car if it is out of reach because of an outrageous price tag? Ford spent a great deal of energy working on a model that would both satisfy the desires of a fast-paced world while being easy on the wallet. The result was the 1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428. Although it looked different than many other muscle cars of its day, this model packed a pretty big punch.

Spotlight: Henry Ford

Spotlight: Henry Ford

Henry Ford

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A common misconception among beginner automobile lovers is that Henry Ford, the esteemed founder of the Ford Motor Company “invented” the automobile. In fact, this is not the case, and when delving into the history of the automotive industry, it can be difficult to pinpoint any one person as having invented the automobile. That said, it is fair to say that Ford revolutionized the industry and contributed to a large chunk of the economy which revolved around the auto industry for decades. His innovation with regard to the assembly line as a manner of stream-lining the production process, certainly changed the game. In combination with the assembly line, his use of interchangeable parts made the production process more efficient, not to mention  much less stressful to car buyers.

The Ford Model T

The Ford Model T

Model TThere are a few events in the history of business in the United States that had extraordinary and lasting effects on the way that we live our lives here in America.

Without question, one of these was the introduction of the Ford Model T and every classic Ford fan should be well aware of just how important these vehicles were.

In the earliest days of auto making in the United States, the vehicles were painstakingly crafted by hand. This took a lot of time and it was quite inefficient.

A Look At The Ford Torino

A Look At The Ford Torino

Ford TorinoMany of the automotive models that we have come to know and love started out as a sub series within an established model. The Ford Torino is a car that fits this description.

The Torino was an intermediate vehicle that was a part of the Ford Fairlane line originally, and it was considered to be kind of a deluxe Fairlane. The car first made its debut for the 1968 model year and it remained in production through the 1976 model year.

The Ford Falcon

The Ford Falcon

When you examine the evolution of the automobile industry in the United States you find that different trajectories invariably emerge based on the economic realities of the day. There was a time when most families only had one car that car was driven by the man of the house for the most part. But toward the end of the 1950s things began to change a bit in this regard and two-car households became less foreign.

Welcome Classic Ford Fans

Welcome Classic Ford Fans

Ford Model TPeople who are aficionados of American cars of the past are aware of just how important the Ford Motor Company has always been. In a very real sense Ford revolutionized the American business model via the concept attributed to founder Henry Ford that was subsequently dubbed “Fordism.” This involved mass manufacturing products that many ordinary people could afford while paying workers well.

In fact, Ford set the price point of the Model T so that it would be affordable to the people who were actually building the car. This certainly makes a lot of sense and it helped to create the American middle class during the 20th century.