Ford Mustangs and T-Birds have always been in the spotlight, especially in the 1950s and '60s, while millions of Galaxies, Fairlanes, 500/XLs, LTDs, Crown Victorias and other full-sized Fords quietly toiled away as basic forms of transportation.
And while most of them were all about creature comfort and style, many full-size high-performance Ford cars made history in competition.
In Full-Size Fords 1955-1970, automotive photojournalist and author David W. Temple, offers a fascinating chronicle of all these cars, covering topics such as the design process, equipment packages, trim options and interior patterns, even paint codes.
In essence, all full-size Ford cars form 1955 through 1970, are revealed in complete detail.
This book is a must-have resource for the Ford car collector or enthusiast.
Book Excerpt: Full-Size Fords 1955-1970
1957: FINS, SUPERCHARGING AND A FLIP TOP
Ford completely redesigned the body of their big cars for 1957, rather than perform a heavy rework as they did the 1955-56 models. Styling was based in part on Ford's show car, dubbed Mystere.
About the Author:
From front to rear, the 1957 big Ford's styling was clearly inspired by the lines of the show car, especially the fins, though in a subdued fashion.
David W. Temple is a freelance automotive photojournalist specializing in the vintage car hobby. His articles have appeared in many magazines over the past 2 decades. This is his second book.