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FIRST OFF THE LINE ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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1958 Citation Assembly: Interior


The first Edsel made by the Ford Motor Company rolled of the
assembly line at the Somerville, Massachusetts Assembly Plant
on this day in 1957. More than 2/3 of all Edsel’s were assembled
at the Louisville plant, which is still in operation by the Ford
Motor Company today. The Edsel was first introduced to the
the public amid considerable publicity on "E Day"—September
4, 1957.

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1958 Edsel grill

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REMEMBER THESE?

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In the 1950s, cars were often equipped with curb feelers. They acted as "whiskers"
to alert drivers when they are at the right distance from the curb while parking to
avoid damaging the wheels or hubcaps. Curb feelers are still used today on some
hot rods when a 1950s look is wanted.

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BANDIT-STYLE TRANS AM TO BE AUCTIONED

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Burt Reynolds with one of his cars to go up for auction.

(FoxNews) – The man with what seems to be an endless store of Pontiac Firebird
Trans Ams modeled like the one in the 1977 hit movie “Smokey and the Bandit,”
Burt Reynolds, the Bandit himself, will be present for the auction of a 1978
example at the upcoming Barrett Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This will be Reynolds’ fourth Bandit-style Trans Am going under the hammer in
recent years. The phenomenon kicked off in 2014 when an original “Smokey
and the Bandit” promo car sold for $450,000. It was followed a year later by
the sale of a “tribute” car owned by Reynolds for only a year for $170,000 and
finally in 2016 the actor brought out another movie promo car that ended up
fetching $550,000.

 

 

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1977  (Burt will be 81 February 11)

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PONTIAC FOR 1948 ~ YOU CAN’T BEAT IT!

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COMPANY FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1925



Walter P. Chrysler, founder of the Chrysler Corporation with the
original 1924 Chrysler Six.

The Chrysler Corporation was founded out of what remained of the Maxwell Motor Company. Chrysler greatly expanded in 1928, when it acquired the Fargo truck
company and the Dodge Brothers Company and began selling vehicles under
those brands; that same year it also established the Plymouth and DeSoto
automobile brands.


Walter Chrysler,Time Magazine’s Man of the Year – 1928.


1931

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