Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
In 1955, Chrysler first marketed the Imperial without the Chrysler name under the slogan "the flagship of the forward look". Indeed, the company wanted to keep its new premier marque so distinct that it set aside an assembly just for the Imperial -"a completely separate and distinct line of automobiles." However, the Imperial marque lasted until 1975 although the Imperial name has lived on as a Chrysler model. The new marque paid off in 1955, helping to increase Chrysler's sales after three years of decline and move Chrysler back to second place ahead of Ford. Indeed, Imperial sales more than double in 1955. The two-door Newport model had a 130-inch wheelbase and Chrysler's hemi-head, 331.1 cubic inch V-8 that could produce 250 horsepower.
Monday, April 19, 2010
The model is the Ferrari 250 GTO, which has a change to right-hand drive, new seats and steering wheel, and a re-sprayed interior.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The introduction of the Mustang mid-year in 1964 was an unqualified success. Over 120,000 were produced setting the stage for 1965 when a remarkable 559,451 Mustangs were rolled off the assembly lines in Dearborn, Michigan, San Jose, California and Metuchen, New jersey. 73,112 of these were convertibles, which cost $2,614 with the standard Inline 6 engine. About 2/3rds of the customers decided to take one of the optional 289 cubic inch V-8's.
One new model, a fastback, was added to the line and other changes from 1964 were minor. Although Ford continued to trail Chevrolet in total sales, they sold 500,000 more cars than 1964 and cut the difference from 600,000 to less than 200,000.