Collectible Automobile 1992 April 1930s Chevy vs Ford Continental Phantom Devin

Collectible Automobile 1992 April 1930s Chevy vs Ford Continental Phantom Devin

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Collectible Automobile 1992 April 1930s Chevy vs Ford Continental Phantom Devin
 
Collectible Automobile 1992 April
Page Eight
Chevrolet versus Ford in the Thirties: The Battle for Number One
By stubbornly refusing to change his aging Model T, Henry Ford gave upstart Chevrolet a golden opportunity to win more sales. As Josiah Work relates, by the dawn of the Thirties Ford and Chevy were deadlocked in a battle for sales supremacy.
Page Thirty-Two
1953-54 Pontiac: The Final Flatheads
Known for sensible cars slotted just above the low-price field, Pontiac was felt to be an "old man's car" by the '50s. Alex Meredith explains that the 1953-54 models had to bridge the gap between the old dependables and the exciting 1955 V-8s.
Page Forty-Four
1968-71 Continental Mark III: Edsel Ford's Legacy Reborn
Edsel Ford began the Continental legacy with his beautiful 1939 personal car. William Clay Ford carried that on with the elegant 1956 Mark II. Then, as Tim Howley notes, Henry Ford II was actively involved with the extremely successful Mark III.
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1940-48 Plymouth: Turning Point?
Fledgling Chrysler Corporation brought out the Plymouth to contest the low-price field in 1928. By 1932, it had zoomed to third place in sales, and in 1936 it topped a half-million units. But, as Arch Brown comments, Plymouth seemed to be at a turning point in the postwar '40s.

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