In account of the 150th ceremony of Henry Ford’s birth, we’ve aggregate a account of the Top 10 Fords he would be appreciative of. Although he wasn’t animate to attestant this assorted accumulating of cars, Ford helped accommodate the automotive industry by authoritative automobiles affordable for the masses. Keep account to ascertain 10 Ford-company cartage he’d be appreciative to accept his name on — be abiding to advance your favorites in the comments below.
1964½ Mustang: Henry would be appreciative alive the aboriginal Mustang created the pony car class, which ultimately fueled an absolute war with competitors such as the aboriginal Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger. With the entry-level archetypal powered by a 2.8-liter six-cylinder agent accompanying to a three-speed chiral transmission, added than 417,000 Mustangs were awash in the aboriginal year. While there’s annihilation absolutely like the original, we do accept aerial expectations about the redesigned 2015 Mustang that will additionally mark 50 years of the Mustang nameplate.
EcoBoost I-3 Formula Ford Racer: Who wouldn’t be appreciative of a 7:22 Nurburgring lap time? That’s how continued it took for the Formula Ford chase car to lap the Green Hell, acknowledgment to a 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost agent that’s acquainted to aftermath 202 hp. The racer’s I-3 is akin to a six-speed chiral transmission, and it can reportedly go from 0-62 mph in beneath four seconds.
1961 Lincoln Continental: Originally bound as a two-door Thunderbird concept, approaching Ford admiral Robert McNamara absitively this was the car to disclose Lincoln, which was again (as now) a disturbing brand. The costly Continental angry things around, though, putting it on according basement with Cadillac.
Ford F-150 EcoBoost – Ford’s EcoBoost engines accept additional fuel-efficiency and sales. Not alike a year afterwards the F-150 with the V-6 EcoBoost agent hit the 100,000 mark, it acclaimed 200,000 units. This sales billow is absolutely article to be appreciative of, because the automaker had not apparent V-6 pickups advertise in such aerial numbers aback 1985.
1986 Ford Taurus – Should Ford accept lived through the 1980s, he would’ve been apparent the aboriginal Taurus alpha a new trend — the midsize auto was the aboriginal to affection aerodynamic exoteric styling. The adventurous Taurus was additionally the 1986 Motor Trend Car of the Year.
Ford GT – We’d adulation to see the huge smile on Henry’s face with this story: Ford brought the spirit of the GT40 chase car aback to activity as the GT supercar. Afterwards the GT abstraction angry active at the 2002 Detroit auto show, William Clay “Bill” Ford said they had to body it. He again requested he be able to drive the car in 15 months, and the GT aggregation fabricated that happen. The GT lived appropriately anytime after, cranking out 550 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque.
Ford Falcon Ute – If Henry anytime catholic bottomward under, the abnormal Falcon Ute would apparently bolt his eye. The adventurous apprentice Ute blends account with active pleasure, alms a turbocharged 4.0-liter I-6 engine.
Ford Bronco – We’re abiding Henry would adulation active about in the aboriginal Bronco, which was alien in the mid-1960s as the automaker’s aboriginal bunched SUV. Although Land Rover and Jeep were already in the accessible sphere, the Bronco offered amenities that were not offered in abounding added asperous 4×4 SUVs.
Ford Escort Mark I – The aboriginal European Escort would be a big accord to Henry. The baby car accepted acknowledged in Europe, eventually arch to the Fiesta and Focus compacts now awash about the world.