Full-Size Fords 1955-1970: Galaxie, 500/XL, LTD, Crown Victoria, Starliner, Skyliner, more

Full-Size Fords 1955-1970
Full-Size Fords 1955-1970
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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...


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.

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.

About the Author:

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.

Subject: Full-Size Fords 1955-1970: Galaxie, 500/XL, LTD, Crown Victoria, Starliner, Skyliner, more. 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 | ISBN-10: 1613250703 | ISBN-13: 9781613250709 | CarTech Books SA176P

  • Publisher: Cartech Books
  • Author: David W. Temple
  • Pages: 144 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-61325-070-9
  • Years: 1955 - 1970
Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword by Gale Halderman
  • Preface
  • 1955-1956: Y-Blocks, a Crown, a Sunroof and Safety
  • 1957: Fins, Supercharging and a Flip Top
  • 1958-1959: The FE Engine, Cruise-O-Matic and the Thunderbird Look
  • 1960: The Controversial Look and the Return of High Performance
  • 1961: The Classic Look and More Horsepower
  • 1962-1963: The Extra Lively Ones
  • 1963-1964: The Fastback and Total Performance
  • 1965-1966: Luxury and the NASCAR Dispute
  • 1967-1968: More Emphasis on Luxury
  • 1969-1970: Wider, Longer, Quieter
  • 1955-1970: Fleet Cars (Ford Police Cars, Ford Taxis)
  • 1955-1970: Foreign Full-Size Fords (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, South Africa)
  • Afterword: R.I.P. — Rusting In Pieces
  • Engines and Engine Codes (US Only)
  • Paint Color Codes (US Only)
  • A Note About "Standard" and "Not Available"
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