In 1958, the U.S. automotive manufactures had low retail sales due the recession. As a result of the decline in factory sales, Ford Motor Company operated at a loss during their second and third quarters of the year. Totals for the year equaled $4,130 million, 25% below sales of 1957. Net income, after taxes, amounted to $96 million, 66% below the net income of 1957. Although crippling, Ford Motor Company soon had a great turn around the year ahead with the development of their new 1958 product line.
On September 4, 1957, the new Ford Edsel model was introduced to the public. The new model was intended to take advantage of the expanding medium price field and to fill a perceived void between Ford and Mercury vehicles.
This incredible 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible is an impressive custom build with a multitude of features including:
ENGINE: Pro-built 474 cu. in. V-8 by Curt Harvey of CH Enterprises, Dyno tested at 512 hp @ 5,350 rpm and 568 ft. lbs. of torque at 4,300 rpm, equipped with “Mr. 409” Crankshaft - balanced steel 454, Ross Forged Pistons, 10:1 compression ratio, Isky #3105 Roller Cam, Block align-bored,
This C-cab is a tribute car to the Monagram model of the PADDY WAGON from the seventies, we all remember as a kid building on the dining room table .Hoping one day when we got older we could drive it down main street for all to see ! Heres you're chance to do just that. Everywhere it goes attracts a crowd,
In 1927, Mr. Harley J. Earl was Director of Styling of the newly formed Art & Colour department at General Motors. Before employment at GM, Mr. Earl previously worked with Cadillac Motor Car Division as a consultant in designing the 1927 La Salle automobile. The 1927 La Salle model was one of the first vehicles in the United States to be designed by a stylist. The model was designed with inspiration
Many automotive fans may recall the 1942 Cadillac model design being quite similar to the previous 1941 Cadillac version. This was mostly due to the fact that before the newer model became widely established, production had to come to a halt on February 4, 1942 as the United States of America entered World War II. Due to the war efforts, some of the model units were painted rather than plated trim which accounted for 2,150 models produced out of a total of 16,511 Cadillac models that were manufactured for the consumer market. Cadillac also started manufacturing components for the Allison aircraft engine along with the M-5 Tank models.
The 1942 Cadillac models were under direction of Mr. Harley J Earl's and his creative team including the very talented Mr. Bill Mitchell who changed Cadillac's styling direction with the 1938 Cadillac 60-- Special models. In 1942, Cadillac celebrated its 40th year of fine car building designs. There were six new series offered for Cadillac consumers which including the Cadillac Sixty One, Cadillac Sixty Two, Cadillac Sixty Three, Cadillac Sixty Seven,
RetroSound has announced the release of its new Model Two radio, which is specifically designed for use in classic cars and is compatible with iPods and iPhones. The Model Two radio features built-in Bluetooth hands-free technology and comes with an external microphone. It also features wireless Bluetooth audio streaming from any iPhone or Android phone. Any phone app, including satellite radio, Pandora and Slacker Radio, can be streamed to the Model Two wirelessly, said the company.
The Model Two includes front and rear RCA pre-outs, sub-woofer output and a built-in 25 watts x four-channel RMS power amplifier. The user-programmable 32,000-color LCD back-lit display allows radio’s illumination color to be matched to a vehicle’s interior color. Two standard auxiliary inputs and two USB inputs for iPod or USB flash drives are included.
Beaverton, Oregon, USA: No doubt about it – this all new, direct replacement, six-function gauge set from CON2R for ’57 Chevrolets is the real deal. Three unique dual-drive gauges mount in the original housing with face textures and openings that mirror the factory originals. The design provides understandable, accurate and reliable monitoring using the latest in electronic drive technology. Options include face and needle colors to allow visual tuning. The look is authentic, genuine and the first of many replacement sets coming from CON2R.