Ford Auto Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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1936
Ford V-8s - Black and white 14" x 8 1/4" newspaper ad talks about the value of having this engine in their "Trucks and Commercial Cars". This ad, from the Ford Dealers of Michigan, gives several examples of how companies were able to save money by buying a commercial vehicle with a powerful Ford V-8. The ad mentions that a 112-inch wheelbase Ford V-8 Commercial Car could be purchased and paid for at the rate of $25 a month. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 12, 1936
Grand Rapids Herald
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1936
Ford - Black and white 8" x 13" ad claims that "Your wife will enjoy Driving". The ad talks about the Ford V-8 and mentions the price as being $510 and up. This ad has some age discoloration in the left side.
March 19, 1936
Grand Rapids Herald
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$8.50
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1937
Ford Eight Cylinder - Full color 7 1/2" x 11 1/4" ad that deals with the value of having a Ford with an Eight cylinder engine. The ad has a picture of a Black Four-Door Convertible with the top down that is parked on a bridge that goes over a river where a race between several eight-man rowboats is taking place. Also on the bridge are two young boys, one of whom is looking back and forth between the Ford parked next to them and the race. The other boy is saying "Gee, Bill, that eight's the smoothest thing I ever saw!" to which the friend wonders "Which eight?". The ad talks about the 85-horsepower engine giving 17-21 miles per gallon and the 60-horsepower engine giving 22-27 miles per gallon.
July 1937
Better Homes & Gardens
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$8.50
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1939
Ford - ad shows the De Luxe Ford V-8 Fordor Sedan (red) and the Ford V-8 Tudor Sedan (blue). Several small, light stains on edges of ad January 1939
Better Homes & Gardens
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1940
Ford De Luxe Fordor Sedan - Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad has a drawing of a lady driving a red Ford under a bridge packed with spectators getting a good look at this new beauty. The ad lists "22 important improvements".
October 9, 1939
Life magazine
1
$8.50
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1940
Ford - Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad with several photos of the interiors and the dashboard of this year's models. The ad headline has a couple looking at these cars and asking "Say! How long has this been going on?". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 4, 1939
Life magazine
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1940
Ford - Black and white 9 3/4" x 13 1/2" ad has several drawings of the interior items of this car. The ad headline claims "Comfort! You'll find it in a Ford." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 18, 1939
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Ford 90

1941
Ford - Full color 10" x 13" ad has a drawing of a Red Four-Door being driven by a young couple. They are slowing down to talk to three people by the side of the road. The ad headline calls this car "A Big new Ford with a New kind of Ride!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 14, 1940
Life magazine
1
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View Ford 75

1941
Fords - Black and white 9 1/2" x 14" ad that talks about one of the changes that was being built into the current year's model. Over a picture of a Dark Ford that seems to be filled with people and is pulling away from an unusual building is the headline "Every year a Better Ford and this year a Bigger Ford". The text explains that this car is "a substantially bigger one" and the "extra size isn't just for show". It claims the extra size "means more room and comfort" and besides the wheelbase being longer the "seats are as much as seven inches wider". But it's not just the size that is different in the 1941 Ford, it now possesses "a brilliantly engineered new 'boulevard' ride" the the 8-cylinder engines have even more pick-up.
December 16, 1940
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Ford 131

1941
Ford - Three color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad has a drawing of three generations of men and a Super Deluxe Ford on a raft used for crossing a river. The older man is pulling on the rope to power them all across and the ad headline says "To meet a Need means more to us than just to meet a Price". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 24, 1941
Life magazine
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View Ford 53

1941
Ford - Three color drawing of a couple pulling their new Ford up to the Square Dance and Supper. June 30, 1941
Life magazine
1
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1941
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that talks about how well Fords are built. The ad has a picture of a Red Four Door parked on a wooden dock in what looks like an old fishing town. In the foreground a lady in a red hat has an easel all set up and is painting while she talks to a man next to her. Behind the Ford are a few fishing sailboats and an old house or two. The headline claims that "The ability to 'take it' is built deep into a Ford" and the text talks about how many used Fords are still on the road and how many of those are over 10 years old. They also mention that the ability to last long is not the only reason to choose a Ford, you can pick almost any reason you want and Ford will win out. The ad also mentions "Some Ford Advantages for 1941" which include New Roominess, Soft, Quiet Ride, Power with Economy, Big Windows and Largest Hydraulic Brakes.
July 21, 1941
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Ford 143

1944
Wartime Ad - Full color 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" ad with a drawing of a young Henry Ford sitting at a table on a winter night working at repairing watches. The ad headline tells us that "Needles and nails made his first watch tools..." and the ad explains how he taught himself to repair watches and, from this, he learned some of the methods that he used to build cars effeciently and to now build items we need "to preserve our American way of living".
September 1944
National Geographic
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1945
Ford - Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that was helping people to understand that World War II was drawing to a close and actual Ford automobiles would be available soon. We see a pair of hands holding up a crystal ball that shows a peaceful scene with a curving roadway rolling past small buildings and hills, trees and fields that are ever so green. The caption there says You'll go High, Wide and Handsome" and promises you that "There's a Ford in your future!". The text talks about peacetime and how different it will be and how much room the cars will have and how smartly styled they will be. It reminds us that the sign to "go ahead" will soon be flashed and the factories will be converted back to building cars.
July 1945
McCall's
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1946
Ford's - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that talks about how the first Ford's after the War are appealing to Women. The ad headline claims that "Ford's out Front with the woman who knows" and discusses what makes a difference to women who have children, to women who are interior decorators, to women who are housewives, to women who are schoolteachers and to women who are teenagers. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
1945
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Ford 120

1946
Ford - Full color 8" x 11" ad shows a green four-door. The crystal ball shows a lady reacting to a young boy chasing a ball into the street in front of her moving car. The ad headline claims that this car has "Brakes to trust...quick and quiet".
February 1946
Farm Journal
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1946
Ford - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a blue two-door traveling in a country scene with snowy landscape. The ad headline says that "Ford's out front with the Big 100 H.P. V-8 engine".
March 25, 1946
Life magazine
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1946
Ford - Full color 9 3/4" x 13" ad that shows a red Ford Two-door stopped at a stop sign in a peaceful little town scene as a beat cop stands talking, with night stick in hand, to one of the neighborhood characters. The ad headline claims that "Ford's Out Front with Extra Values!" and the ad mentions five of these "Extra Values" such as Extra Power, Extra Economy, Extra Safety, Extra Stability and Extra Comfort.
May 6, 1946
Life magazine
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June 1946
Country Gentleman
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1946
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the way that the new Ford will stop traffic. There is a picture of a Blue Ford that has stopped at the curb of a busy city street. People on the street have stopped walking and are looking, people are hanging out of windows to get a good look and a police officer and the hotel doorman are giving it a very close look. The headline claims that "In the Style Parade Ford's out front!" and the text talks about the styling and the built-in safety features. The text also mentions that the 1946 Ford is "the only car in its field with 100 horsepower" July 1, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00 View Ford 1
1946
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad has a drawing that shows a parking lot of a railroad station where a red Convertible is in the foreground picking up a traveler while a Woody Station Wagon is parked next to the station loading up with passengers and luggage. The ad headline states that "Ford's Out Front in Town...and Country". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad are not visible in the scanned view.
July 15, 1946
Life magazine
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1946
Ford - Full color 9 1/4" x 12" ad shows a red four-door making it's way down a very difficult mountain road past what looks like a couple of Mounties standing by the side of the road. The ad headline assures us that "Ford's out front with cross-country comfort!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 5, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Ford 51

1947
Fords - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that tells us that "Ford's Out Front with Headline Features". There is a picture of a parade through the center of town wherre the four occupants of a Blue Ford Convertible have a police escort through the streets that are lined with streamers and standing people. The text tells us that "Ford alone gives you a Choice of Two Great Engines!", that "Ford alone has 'King-Sized' Brakes" and that "Ford alone has the 'Lifeguard' Body".
October 14, 1946
Life magazine
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View Ford 124
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1947
Fords - Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that gives you specific reasons why you should consider having "...a Ford in your future". The headline claims that "Ford's out Front with..." and follows with five features they felt you should be aware of. These cars have muti-leaf springs which they called Ride-Along Springs, you had Your choice of engines (the choice was two, a 100 hp V-8 and a 90 hp Six but technically it was a choice), a Baked Enamel Finish to help all Fords keep their "showroom complexion", King-Size Brakes that were self-centering hydraulic and a "Lifeguard" Body for extra safey and longer life. These bodies were phosphate-coated as a rust prohibiter.
November 18, 1946
Life magazine
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View Ford 136
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1947
Ford - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a drawing of a gold colored convertible in the set of a Hollywood movie. The ad headline claims that "Ford's out front with all 'round performance!"
March 17, 1947
Life magazine
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1947
Fords - Full color 9" x 12 1/2" ad that tries to convince another part of the population that "There's a Ford in your future". This headline says that "Ford's out Front...with the Bride-to-be!" and has a scene from the day of the wedding. The bride is having everything snapped, glued and pinned into place as everyone tries to hurry her along as they talk, not about the wedding, but about the Red Ford Convertible parked outside. The boys outside are talking about being able to get either a V-8 or a Six, the Bridesmaids are talking about their boyfriends having a Ford, the French seamstress, as she works, is talking about how it is cheap to keep up by saying that "it runs for what you Americans call peanuts" and the father is reminding the bride that "George wants to drive it".
June 1947
Better Homes & Gardens
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1947
Ford Station Wagon - wood sided August 4, 1947
Life magazine
1
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1947
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad with a drawing of a Green two-door parked in a rural neighborhood with children in the car and approaching the car with the lady who will probably be driving. The ad headline claims that "Ford's out Front with the woman who knows". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 1947
Household magazine
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1948
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has photos of photographers Miller and Stephens as they travel through Europe taking pictures. The ad headline claims that "Ford's out Front on a trip abroad". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 13, 1948
Life magazines
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1948
Ford - Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad from their Ford's out Front series. This ad says that it's out front "with your 'heart's desire'" and has a picture of an attractive young lady looking at a photograph of a Red 1948 Ford sitting on her dresser. She has made little notes on pieces of paper and the headings, followed by descriptions, of these notes are "that 'outdoor look'", "such wonderful manners", "So Protective", "Likes to go Places" and "Saves money too". One would almost think that she was describing the perfect husband.
February 1948
Household
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1948
Ford "Ford's out Front with Father" Drawing of a red Ford convertible just bought by 'Father' and he talks about how everyone in the family borrows it. Ad measures 8" x 11". February 1948
Farm Journal
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1948
Ford - Black and white 10" x 13" ad has a drawing of a man and his son walking their dog on his farm as the wife and young daughter go driving to the store. The ad headline claims that "Ford's out Front with Father!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 1948
Capper's Farmer
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1949
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a drawing of a Brown two-door against a black background. The ad headline calls this "The car of the year...the one and only new car in it's field!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view. Sept. 1948
Capper's Farmer &
Better Homes & Gardens
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1949
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad has a drawing of a blue four-door with a group of babies running up to it. There are several other drawings of babies talking about their new Ford and a headline letting us know that "Smart Babies know Ford's the Car of the Year". The babies, in their youthful wisdom, bring out many important features that Ford was offering.
October 4, 1948
Life magazine &
November 1948
Better Homes & Garden
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1949
Ford green four-door January 1949
Farm Journal
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1949
Ford - ad shows two; a light green two-door and dark green four-door January 24, 1949
Life magazine
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1949
Ford - Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad has a drawing of a Green Four-door being driven through a rutted new home construction site loaded down with passengers. The ad headline asks "Have you tried the new Ford 'Feel'?" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 21, 1949
Life magazine
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1949
Ford - Full color 9 3/4" x 13" ad has a drawing of a Black Four-door being driven by two ladies with a larger drawing of a pair of feminine hands holding onto a steering wheel. The ad headline encourages you to "Take the wheel. Try the new Ford Feel". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 23, 1949
Life magazine
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1949
Ford Dream Wagon - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for this sporty Station Wagon that Ford offered for it's 1949 customers. The ad contains three views of this wood-grained beauty, the top picture shows a Red Wagon driving next to a swimming pool with at least seven people comfortably seated inside. The headline says that "It's a Dream Wagon...this '49 Ford with its heart of steel and the new Ford FEEL!". The other two, smaller pictures show a Green Wagon being carefully examined by a young couple. The smaller headlines urge you to "Feel that safety!", "And feel that comfort!" then asks you to "Feel that power!" and brags that "It's steel, steel, steel" and, best of all, "It's sealed against dust". The text contains a few more details about each of these points and the ad wants you to "Take the Wheel, try the new Ford Feel".
June 20, 1949
Life magazine
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1949
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that has a drawing of a Green four-door sitting against a white background and several smaller drawings of a lady talking to a Police Officer. The ad headline is "Brakes you love to touch. They're part of the new Ford 'Fee''" and the text, among other things, discusses how much better these brakes are. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 29, 1949
Life magazine
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$8.00
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1950
Ford Custom Deluxe Club Coupe - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a drawing of a Grey Coupe being driven through a snow-covered landscape as the occupants of the car look at a family of white rabbits that are looking back. The ad headline claims that "Quiet is the word for Quality." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 27, 1950
Life magazine
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1950
Fords - Full color 10" x 14" ad that displays several models available in response to the question "What's in it for you?". At the top of the page, under the headline "For Mr.", the text starts off with "Test Drive that new V-8 engine." Next is the headline "For Mrs." which starts off with "Test Drive those King Size Brakes". We then have a picture that says "For Jr." which begins with "Test Drive a Ford Convertible for fun". Next we have "For Jr. Miss" which begins with the text "Test Drive a '50 Ford for parking". And last we have "For the Infantry" which starts off with "Test Drive a '50 Ford for the "feel" of safety that can only come from a "Lifeguard" Body of heavy gauge steel combined with a rugged box-section frame
June 5, 1950
Life magazine
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Ford 156

1951
Fords - Full color 8 3/4" x 11 1/2" ad for some of their "Look Ahead" Features. We see a Blue Four-Door Ford being driven by four extremely happy people and the headline claims that "For the years ahead it's automatically your best buy! the '51 Ford". The text mentions that there are a total of 43 "Look Ahead" Features and this ad talks about a few of them. There are drawings with captions that describe the Fordomatic Drive, the Automatic Ride Control, the Automatic Mileage Maker, the Automatic Posture Control and the Automatic Key Release Lid Latch.
March 1951
Better Homes & Gardens
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1951
Ford - Black and white 7 3/4" x 11" ad that says "America says YES to the '51 Ford". The ad has a drawing of a couple driving their car forward as it begins the series of questions that it answers YES to. The different questions are YES "It's built for the years ahead! with 43 Look Ahead features and Fordomatic Drive". There is a YES for styling, a YES for comfort, a YES for economy, a YES for safety and a YES for performance. They claim that this car is built for the years ahead. You are asked to acquaint yourself with the 43 "Look Ahead" features that this car will provide you.
March 1951
Farm Journal
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Ford 159

1951
Ford - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows an exterior drawing of a green two-door and an interior drawing of a convertible with red interior. The ad headline claims that this car will give you "All the best for the years ahead".
March 5, 1951
Life magazine
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1951
Ford Victoria - Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad has a drawing of a Brown Two-door that has pulled up to the front door of an apartment with a doorman. The people in the upstairs windows are all looking out at this car which the ad headline says "It's the Belle of the Boulevard! It's the new Ford Victoria!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 2, 1951
Life magazine
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1951
Ford Victoria - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad shows two different views of a green two-door. The ad headline assures you that "You've got the world by the wheel in the '51 Ford Victoria". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 21, 1951
Life magazine
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1951
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad with a drawing of a Blue Four-Door with a young girl in the back seat waving to her parents who are standing behind the car. The ad shows several features that make this car special and the ad headline claims that "from Start to Finish...built for the years ahead". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 1951
Country Gentleman
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1951
Ford - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a see-through drawing of this car so that you can see the Ford V-8 that "makes the difference". There is a smaller drawing of a blue Ford.
October 8, 1951
Life magazine
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1952
Fords - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that talks about more of the Extra Values that will allow you to keep your Ford up and running for longer. The headline asks you to "Pin Point the Extra Values and you'll pick a Ford for the years ahead". This ad contains actual pictures of at least three Fords being driven on city streets and rugged terrain as it talks about the "features" that it wants you to know about. The pictures show and describe the fact that the "Automatic Ride Control adjusts the ride to the road", that "Ford's brakes are 'double-sealed", there are 5 sturdy cross members - not 4", by design "Ford gives you more room", the "Ford's V-8 engine is the one V-8, the only V-8 in the low-price field", you will find that "The simplest and most flexible of all automatic transmissions is the new Fordomatic Drive" and, at least in the Ford Country Squire Station Wagon shown, there is "Room for eight or a half-ton of freight". The ad mentions that Ford has 7 body types covering 16 models.
October 1951
Country Gentleman
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1952
Fords - Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for some of the changes and improvements that Ford came out with this year. The headline tells us that "Ford's first with the newest!" and there are pictures that demonstrate some of what they wanted the public to see. The first shows us the New Power Pivot Pedals that were suspended from above eliminating the need for those drafty holes in the floor. Next shows the New Flight-Style Control Panel which swept into the doors in a way that made controls easier to reach and instruments easier to read. Next they talk about the Higher Compression coupled with the Automatic Power Pilot which allowed all Fords this year to use regular gasoline. Then they show the Full Circle Visibility that comes from the huge one-piece windshield, the car-wide rear window and the picture-window big side windows. The last feature is the Center-Fill Fueling which allowed the gas to be added to the tank from behind the rear license plate. They claim this made it possible to fill from either side of trhe car and made the luggage compartment one suitcade bigger.
April 21, 1952
Life magazine
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1952
Ford Victoria 2-door - light blue August 4, 1952
Life magazine
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1952
Ford - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows five different models. The ad claims that this Ford is a "Wonderful way to go"
September 1, 1952
Life magazine
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1953
Fords - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that claims the 1953 Ford "...handles you with care!". This ad is filled with claims and information that is intended to prove that "It's the ablest car on the whole wide American Road". With pictures and captions it is claimed that "You don't have to 'baby' a Ford", that, with this car, "'Tight-spot' parking is easy", that "Traffic driving couldn't be simpler", that all passengers will be comfortable in "Ford's foam-rubber cushioned seats, front and rear" and if you are looking "For power that says 'yes' when you say go" then a Ford should be one of your considerations. The ad does mention that they now offered a 110-hp Strato-Star V-8 and the all-new 101-hp Mileage Maker Six
October 20, 1952
Life magazine
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1953
Fords - Full color 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" ad that talks about How and Why "53's leader is the '53 Ford". There is a picture of a Red Two Door Ford cruising down a street in town and all of the shoppers are stopping to turn and look at it. The ad reasons that "With 41 'Worth More' features it's worth more when you buy it...worth more when you sell it...the new STANDARD of the AMERICAN ROAD". The ad also contains a cutaway view of this car that show "a few of the 41 'Worth More' features" and when you finish reading the hyperbole in the text, you just may have wanted to "See it...Value Check it...Test Drive it!".
February 1953
Farm Journal
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1953
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad has a drawing of a Red Two-Door being driven by a couple past a very modern building. The ad headline claims that "You 'belong' in a '53 Ford - and with it's 41 'worth more' features, you'll find it is worth more when you buy it...worth more when you sell it!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 4, 1953
Life magazine
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1953
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad with a drawing of a proud couple standing behind their new light-blue two-door while waiting for their young son to complete taking a picture of them. The ad headline claims that "Beauty is only half the picture!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 22, 1953
Life magazine
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1953
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that urges you to "Take a Test Drive", claiming that "all you can lose is your heart". There is a small picture of a young couple looking at a Red Convertible with the top up. The husband seems to be pulling his wife in an attempt to get her to consider a test drive. The lower, larger picture shows the two of them driving with the top down as the woman sits close to her man as the "hearts" float out of the car, whether a sign of love for each other or for the car is up to the reader's disgression. The text contains a pretty good list of features this year's model had to offer with descriptions and ends by claiming that it will be "Worth more when you sell it, too!"
July 27, 1953
Life magazine
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1953
Ford Victoria - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a photo of a Red Two-Door parked on the beach with both doors open so we can see through the car and view the people on the other side walking back toward the car. The ad headline reminds us that "You don't drive a Ford...a Ford drives you!" The text in the ad talks about several of the Worth More features this car has and claims there are "nearly two score more". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 17, 1953
Life magazine
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1953
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has several photos of a light blue station wagon and a light blue four-door. The ad headline is a quote from the A. M. Brown family who say that "Two Fords are a must with us!" and the photos show how they use these cars to live a family life. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 7, 1953
Life magazine
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1953
Fords - Fulll color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that says that buying a Ford is the "Safest place to put your new-car dollars". The timing of this ad would indicate to me that the next model year had already been released but Ford was trying to clear out some of the previous year's models. There are three different models shown in the ad with the top one being a Blue Two-Door bearing a license plate saying "1953" being driven on a rutted dirt road. The two headlines by this car claim that "You get 'Worth More' Performance" and "You get a 'Worth More' Ride". Below this is a picture of a Red Four-Door Customline where the lady is using her key to open the trunk while a man stands behind her holding several suitcases and a golf bag full of clubs. The headline here claims "You get 'Worth More' Convenience" and "You get 'Worth More' Economy". At the bottom of the ad is a picture of a lady easily parallel-parking a Green Two-Door Crestline as the headlines assure you that "You get 'Worth More' Styling" and "You get 'Worth More' Ease-of-Handling".
November 9, 1953
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1954
Fords - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad with the logic that since Fords are such a good deal, you shold buy two of them. There is a picture of a white semi-colonial style house with a circluar driveway which has a Mainline Tudor Sedan and a Crestline Victoria parked on it. The headline tells us that "Two Fords are a dollar and sense proposition" and the text explains that, with the trend of the time being Country Living, more and more people are finding it practical to have two cars, so why not two Fords. It continues by giving five reasons to consider a Ford with the first being the styling. Next being that Ford is the only car in the low-priced field which offers choices in the V-8 and Six cylinder field and the third reason is, again in the low-priced field, Ford is the only one who has advanced to the Ball-Joint Suspension system. Fourth is that Ford offers Optional Power Assists such as Automatic Transmission, Power Seats, Power Brakes and Power Windows. Last, but certainly not least, is that Ford is worth more on the used car market.
June 1954
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1954
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad shows a green four-door with a white top sitting and being admired by groups of passerby's. The ad headline asks the readers to "Check these 'worth more' features! They tell you why the '54 Ford is America's Worth More Car". The features mentioned and check-marked are the Y-Block V-8 which it calls "the only V-8 in it's field", the Ball-Joint Front Suspension which it says "maintains that 'new car' ease of handling", the I-Block Six which it claims make all other six cylinders out of date, the Fordomatic Drive which is described as being unlike other "drives" in Ford's field because it has an automatic intermediate gear, the Beauty which pertains to the exerior and to the interior while the last check-mark is reserved for the phrase "Worth more when you buy it, Worth more when you sell it".
June 21, 1954
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1954
Ford Cars - Full color 9" x 13" ad for the Ford cars available in 1954. The ad has a picture of a Red Fordor Sedan that is parked next to an airliner that is being unloaded and another picture that shows a suburban street where a Pink Skyliner Two Door is next to a Blue-Gray Tudor Two-Door. The ad headline promises that "You can pay more but you can't buy better". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 23, 1954
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1954
Ford Customline Ranch Wagon - Full color 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" ad with several views of a Light Blue Two-Door Customline Ranch Wagon being loaded up and driving away with a family of six, and a dog. The ad headline assures you that "There's always room for one more in a Ford Ranch Wagon". The ad also has small drawings of a Crestlline Country Squire, Customline Country Sedan and a Mainline Ranch Wagon.
August 1954
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1955
Ford - Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad with a drawing of a Green Two-Door being driven with a happy couple inside. The ad headline claims this car has the "Only V-8 in the low-priced field", the "Only Ball-Joint Ride in the low-price field" and the "Only Modern Styling in the low-priced field".
October 1954
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1955
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad, which is a larger version of another one on this page, mentions some of the hi-priced items that Ford is the only low-price car maker to offer. We see a drawing of a Green Ford Crestline being driven by a happy couple and the ad tells us that this car has the Only V-8, the Only Ball-Joint Ride and has the Only Modern Styling in the low-priced field. The text mentions how more and more car makers are switching to the V-8 engine and talks about the benefits of having Ball-Joint Front Suspension instead of the king-pins and other options of the past. It also talks about how "Ford brings you tomorrow's clean uncluttered look today" in their 28 Beautiful Models.
October 1954
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1955
Fords - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad with a drawing of a car carrier unloading four colorful examples of Ford's new models. The ad headline claims that "Only Ford delivers Trigger-Torque power and Thunderbird styling!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 28, 1955
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1955
Ford Station Wagons - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad with drawings of five different style of Ford wagons in the process of being loaded by their owners. The ad headline claims that you can "Pick your Wagon - Ford's got 5 the fetchingest cars on the road". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 18, 1955
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1955
Ford Convertible - Full color 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" ad has a drawing of a Red Convertible with the top down. This car is parked alongside a Cruise Ship that is getting ready to leave and the two people in the Ford are waving to several groups of people on the ship that seem to be interested in the Ford. The ad headline assures you that "You travel first class at no extra fare...in the '55 Ford".
April 1955
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1955
Ford convertible - red "First it warms your heart...Then it reads your mind" May 23, 1955
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1956
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a drawing of a Blue and White Two-Door Ford sitting on a white background. The ad compares this vehicle with a Red Thunderbird that sits in the upper corner of the ad. It talks about various features and claims that "You get them only in the New '56 Ford" and there are other drawings that refer to "The 202-h.p. Thunderbird Y-8", the "New Ford seat belts", the "New Lifeguard steering wheel", the "New Lifeguard cushioning for instrument panel and sun visors" and the amazing "Ford's new Lifeguard door latches".
December 5, 1955
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1956
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has drawings of a Yellow and White Station Wagon and a Creme colored Convertible. The ad has examples of both of these cars in action and the ad asks Why not own TWO! Ford...the fine car at half the fine car price!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 6, 1956
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1956
Ford - Full color 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" ad that is devoted to the power of the Ford V-8. The ad has two drawings of a Red and White Four-Door on the highway. The first shows it pulling out to pass a heavy truck and the second shows it pulling safely past. The ad headline claims that you can "Call out the reserves with a touch of your toe!".
May 1956
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1956
Ford V-8's - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad with information about the benefits of having a Ford V-8 engine. We see two drawings of a Red and White Ford on a two-lane road and in the first picture it is finally able to pull out from being stuck behind a large yellow truck. The headline says that you can "Call out the reserves with a touch of your toe!" and the second picture shows the Ford cruising safely past the truck and pulling back into its lane. The text talks about the two V-8 engines available, the Thunderbird Special 225-hp and the standard Thunderbird 202-hpand reminds you that they still have their six-cylinder engine too. Mention is made of the Thunderbird Styling and the Lifeguard Design that goes into all Ford products.
April 30, 1956
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1956
Ford Station Wagons - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the variety of Station Wagons that Ford had available this model year. At the top of the page is a picture of a Two-Tone Blue Ford Parklane parked in front of the grocery store while two men form an assembly line filling the back up with the lady's purchases. The ad headline says "Why Ford tops the 'tote-em' Poll!" and shows examples of the other wagons available. These are shown as a Green 8-Passenger Country Sedan, a Pink Ranch Wagon, a Red Custom Ranch Wagon, a Wood-Trim Country Squire and a Yellow 6-Passenger Country Sedan. The ad talks about these cars having the "Thunderbird styling...Thunderbird 'GO'...and Lifeguard safety". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 16, 1956
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1957
Fords - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that tries to convince you that Fords are so good that you should Buy Them in Pairs. The picture in the ad shows a family that did just such a thing. The woman of the house is pulling her Orange and White Fairlane 500 Town Victoria out of the driveway as her husband and their three sons have just arrived home from a fishing trip in their other Ford, a Blue and White Del Rio Ranch Wagon. The males are unloading all of their gear and the father proudly holds up their prize catch, a malnourished fish about eight inches long. The headline urges you to "Set your family 2-Ford free" and claim that "over 300,000 American families" have already done so. The text describes the beauty of these two cars and reminds you that "You can own two fine Fords for the price of one 'fine' car!".
April 8, 1957
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1957
Ford Convertible - Full color 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" ad for the Ford Dealers of New England. The ad has a drawing of a Yellow and white Convertible with the top down parked on a dirt road in a small town next to a slow running river with several sailboats visible. The ad headline claims that "New England has everything!" and explains how much better it will be to travel and view these wonders while driving a new Ford.
April 1957
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1958
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad that talks about the Ford Interceptor V-8 engine. There are photos of a Ford on a dirt road in Turkey, a winding dirt road in Afghanistan and going up a hill in San Francisco. The ad headline brags that there is "Nothing newer in the world of power." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 13, 1958
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1958
Ford Edsel - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a photo of a Blue and White convertible being driven by a family of four as a Yellow two-door passes it going the other way. The ad headline informs us that "Dramatic Edsel Styling leads the way". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
July 28, 1958
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1958
Ford Convertibles - Full color 20" x 13" Two-Page ad with examples of six of their convertibles that were available in this year. Seen in this ad are a Red Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner with a hide-away hardtop being put into place, a Gold Edsel Citation being driven with the top down, a Blue and White Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner with several young girls enjoying the fresh air, a Yellow Mercury Park Lane that has been parked with the top down, a Yellow Thunderbird Convertible with disappearing soft top and seats for four passengers that has been parked to show off and a Red Continental Mark III with disappearing soft top and roll down rear window being operated by a man about town. The ad headline assures the reader that "Our convertibles are designed around you". Each page of this ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
July 5, 1958
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1958
Ford Station Wagons - Full color 9 1/4" x 12" ad for their line of versatile Station Wagons. Shown in the ad are a Creme-colored and white Country Sedan Wagon that is parked by the corrals on a ranch and a Red and White Ranch Wagon that is parked in front of the Green Thumb Nursery. The ad headline claims that the "Top Brand in the Wagon World has a brand-new ride". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 1958
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1959
Ford Custom 500 Tudor Sedan - red with white trim November 10, 1958
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1959
Ford Edsel Corsair 4-door Hardtop and Villager Station Wagon - Full color ad shows both these cars parked at the base of a ski slope. January 19, 1959
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Edsel - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a yellow four-door December 25, 1958
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1959
Fords  Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad has drawings of a Red Custom 300 Tudor, Yellow Ford Country Sedan Wagon and Black Galaxie Club Victoria. The ad headline claims that "59 Fords are built for people - 59 Fords are built for savings." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 17, 1959
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1959
Ford Galaxie Club Victoria - Full color 9 3/4" x 12 3/4" ad that claims that the "59 Fords are built for people. 59 Fords are built for savings". The top picture in the ad show a group of Sunday-dressed people preparing to load into a Green and White Two Door Ford Galaxie Club Victoria but first they stand watching a young girl in the back seat playing with her Beagle. The larger picture shows this car, loaded with people, pulling away and the caption tells us that the "New Ford Galaxie Crown Victoria leaves the others behind with Thunderbird style, Thunderbird 'go'". The text talks about how comfortably designed this car is with headroom, room to get in and out and room to seat six with ease. It also talks about the economy telling us that the standard Ford engines all take regular gas and with the Full-Flow Oil Filter the oil only needs to be changed three times a year.
February 23, 1959
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1959
Fords - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that has a large drawing of a Red two-door Ford Custom 300 and a smaller drawing of a Yellow Ford Ranch Wagon. The ad headline calls this the "Best buy in the market". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view. March 9, 1959
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1959
Fords - Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad that is designed to talk about the "Liveliest engines in town...". Shown in the ad is a 9-passenger Country Squire wagon filled with a load of children racing a fire engine and a smaller picture of a Galaxie Club Victoria. This ad is larger then my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 14, 1959
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1959
Ford Station Wagons - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad has drawings of Ford Wagons in country and camping surroundings. Side views of blue and white wagons with a look into the cargo space of a red wagon. May 12, 1959
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1959
Ford - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the car that provides a Thrill. The ad has a picture of an evening at an amusement park where a Light Blue Ford Galaxie Club Victoria is parked next to a Roller Coaster and the occupants of the car are watching the Roller Coaster occupants wave at them as they fly by. The ad headline claims that "The thrill is pure Thunderbird" and the text talks about the Galaxie V-8 having a Thunderbird engine. At the bottom of the page is a picture of a White Ford Custom 300 on the road and the caption calls it "...the lowest priced car of the most Popular Three". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 15, 1959
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1960
Ford Galaxie - Full color 9 3/4" x 13" ad that informs us that every 1960 Ford has "Classic Thunderbird elegance...spirited performance!". The ad has a drawing of a Blue Four-Door Galaxie parked outside of a carnival and the text talks about some of the features that are considered part of the Hallmark of Success enjoyed by Thunderbird. It mentions it being the "Prize package of the Ford Trading Fair" and talks about your Ford Dealer being in a very generous mood at this moment so "See him soon!".
June 11, 1960
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June 20, 1960
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1960
Ford's - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that discusses how the features of the Thunderbird have been incorporated into the other models that Ford was offering in 1960. The larger picture in the ad shows a Blue 1960 Ford Starliner flying across a sandy roadway. There is a smaller picture that shows this same car splashing toward a parked Red Thunderbird as the headline says that "The Finest Fords of a Lifetime bring you the Thunderbird's own Spirited Performance". The text discusses some of the features offered by Thunderbird and how they were being used in the average cars in the Ford line. It also promises that the Thunderbird engines, such as the 292 and the 352 V-8,. were available in the Finest Fords in a Lifetime.
February 22, 1960
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1961
Ford Galaxie Club Victoria - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a drawing of a Red Two-Door filled with people and driving away. There is also a drawing of this same car with the sides taken away and six ways noted that Ford has designed in extra room for the passengers. The ad headline claims that "The car that's built to take care of itself - Takes Beautiful care of People." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 7, 1960
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1961
Ford - Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a series of drawings that shows "...how the '61 Ford helps pay for itself." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 17, 1961
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1961
Ford Station Wagons - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad for the wagon that is designed to have what you want and to have fewer maintenance needs. The ad headline calls it a car that is "Beautifully Built to Take Care of Itself" and the ad has a picture of a Wood-Grained Country Squire Ford Wagon filled with parents, kids and grandparents all comfortably seated. The ad which mentions the 6 new models available talks about the Power-Operated Rear Window and the fact that all of the Seats face forward. As far as taking care of itself this car had a 12,000 mile or one-full year warranty because it could lubricate itself, Clean it's own oil, Adjust it's own brakes, guard it's own muffler, protect it's own body, and take care of its own finish. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 6, 1960
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1962
Ford Galaxie - Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad shows a drawing of a Red Two-Door being driven on a rainy day. The ad headline claims that "Galaxie under a picture of says quality...and says it in a whisper" and pictured is this car on a deserted street in the city driving around with two happy people. The ad talks about how effortless it is to drive and says that it is the "Only car with a 5-billion-mile proof it's Beautifully Built to be more service-free".
October 13, 1961
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1962
Ford Galaxie 500XL - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a Red Ford Convertible with a Thunderbird 406 engine driving along the beach. The ad shows several exterior views and two interior views of this car. It has Red Vinyl seats and a red interior and they have someone demonstrating just how to shift gears on this car. The ad claims that this car "will outperform America's most expensive cars". It is said that the car only needs to have service only twice a year or every 6,000 miles.
April 6, 1962
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1962
Ford Galaxie 500/XL - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for the car that is bound to make others envious of you. The ad has several pictures of a Blue Two-Door that has been brought to a sports car rally. There is a large picture of this car parked near the track where the race is taking place and other pictures that show the interior and show the car towing one of the sports cars to the race. The ad headline claims that if you "Start this one and you really start something!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 8, 1962
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1962
Ford Galaxie 500/XL Convertible - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the car that is claimed to be built "for the man who thought he had everything". The ad has a series of photos that show the car from the side as well as overhead and interior shots of a White Convertible parked at a field where a Polo game is being played. The text talks about the interior features, the transmissions available and the 405-hp Thunderbird V-8 engine.
June 5, 1962
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1963
Ford Galaxie 500/XL - Full color 8" x 10 1/2" ad the Command Post, the seat that the driver of this powerful car will be occupying to control the 405 horsepower available from the engine. The picture shows a red vinyl seat, seat belts waiting, and a pair of driving gloves on the console. The text talks about the carefully designed cushioning and firm support eminating from these seats before talking about the different engines and transmissions available.
December 1962
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1964
Ford Galaxie 500/XL 2-Door Hardtop - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad that tries to convince ladies that if you spot a man who owns a Ford, he is worth marrying. The ad has a picture of a couple who have just gotten married on a rainy day and the man is unlocking the door of his Dark Colored 1964 Ford Galaxie 500/XL 2-Door Hardtop while his bride kisses the man of cloth while another man holds an umbrella over the pair. The ad talks about several ways that this car is stronger than others in it's class. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 22, 1963
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1964
Galaxie 500 4-Door Hardtop = Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that wants us to believe that the claims in their ads are actually true. There is a picture of a Dark Colored Ford Galaxie 4-door stopped in a field of golden grain as the male driver and his dog in the back seat are looking around. This man is supposed to have said "Show me" and this was done. The text talks about the Super Torque Ford and claims that it is "hundreds of pounds more car than anything in its field", not a claim they would be making ten years later.
November 8, 1963
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1964
Ford Galazie 500/XL 4-Door Hardtop - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad that indicates that a better car will make a better driver. There is a picture of a Dark Colored Galaxie being driven up an incline by a woman driver. The text asks "Woman driver? Yes. Good driver? Yes." then expands upon that thought with the statement "Especially when driving her Super Torque Ford". It goes on to make a few general statements about why this car is better and ends by saying "And from her point of view...visibility's great...handling's easy...and women drive better than men:.
December 1963
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1964
Ford Galaxie 500/XL 2-door Hardtop - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a young man standing at the door of his girl friend's house waiting for her while his black two door waits for them at the curb. The ad discusses how it is very easy to reassure your girl friend's father by driving a "Solid, Silent Super Torque Ford".
January 31, 1964
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1964
Ford Galaxie 500/XL - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad with a picture of a 2-door Hardtop red with black top parked on a busy street with a selection of people walking by and doing their daily activities around it. The text explains that "He used to take the 6:02" but "Now he takes his Solid, Silent Super Torgue Ford 500/XL". It speaks of the "deep-foam bucket seat", the ability to "handle a floor-mounted shift" and the ability to "command up to 425 h.p.". It implies that he gets a kiss from his conductor so he may be the one that is receiving his kiss in front of the car. March 10, 1964
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Ford 500/XL - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that has a little girl trying to tell us about her Daddy's car. The camera shows this car with both doors open and is placed on the outside of the passenger side viewing through so the interior is visible as is the little girl wearing a red dress standing on the other side. The text has her mentioning that "My Daddy could tell you all about our new Ford 500/XL" and mentions the Swing-Away steering wheel and other extras that didn't cost extra. She explains that "He left when I let him smell those flowers", flowers that are sitting on the passenger front seat, because, as it turns out, "They belonged to a bee".
March 24, 1964
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1964
Galaxie 500 4-door Hardtop - Full color 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" ad for their Total Performance. The ad has a picture of a Black Galaxie Hardtop being driven up a rocky hillside and the text asks you to "Review our portfolio of competition successes in blue chip events like the Daytona and Riverside 500's".
December 6, 1963
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1964
Ford Country Squire Wagon - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for this Wagon with Sedan-Smooth Ride. There is a picture of a White Country Squire Wagon with the Wood Trim parked in front of the Rose Lawton General Merchandise building which seems to be an antique building. The three members of the family that drove up in this car are exploring the building as the ad text reads like an old West Wanted poster. It talks about the total performance and it's ability to maneuver while being "over 200 pounds tougher than any other wagon in its field".
March 27, 1964
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1965
Ford Galaxie 500/LTD 4-Door Hardtop - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad making claims as to how quiet this car really is. The picture shows a blue 1965 Ford being driven by a couple on a snowy day while a new bride and groom sit in the back seat. The ad headline warns "Don't whisper in the back seat of a '65 Ford if you don't want to be heard in the front." The text tells us that in tests conducted by the U.S. Auto Club the Ford was found to be Quieter than a Rolls-Royce. For this reason they feel that you will be anxious to test drive one.
November 20, 1964
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1965
Ford Galaxie 500/XL Hardtop - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for the Quiet Quality that is built into the 1965 Fords. The ad has a picture of a Light-Colored Galaxie 500/XL Hardtop with a comfortable couple driving in it. Serving as a background to this picture is view of this car driving toward the sunset and the caption "Quiet is the mark of quality - quiet is the word for a Ford XL". The ad mentions some of the standard sports features in this car and mentions that it tested quieter than a Rolls-Royce. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 12, 1965
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1965
Ford Galaxie 500/XL 2-Door Hardtop - Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that talks about how much better things look when you are at the wheel of one of these cars. There is a fish-eye view that shows a lady in the driver's seat of a Red XL with white interior. An unusual sight for this day and age is that the lady has her seat belt fastened. Beneath scene is a picture is a Red Ford XL with a black top and the text urges you to get the real proof and drive one of these cars so that you can see for yourself about the "velvet authority" and the fact that the "V-8 and Cruise-O-Matic transmission rode quieter than a new Rolls-Royce".
July 2, 1965
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1965
Ford LTD - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows inside and outside views of a gold Ford Galaxie 500 LTD 4-door hardtop
March 12, 1965
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1965
Ford Galaxie 500 LTD 4-Door Hardtop - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a photo of a Red Four-Door being driven against a black background and another photo taken through the passenger side window with a special lens that makes it look like the seats are wide enough to hold a family of 20. The ad headline warns that "Our picture may exaggerate,..". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 16, 1965
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1965
Ford Galaxie 500 LTD 4-Door Hardtop - Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad that was one of the series where Ford was concentrating on how quiet their cars were. The ad shows a burgundy Ford parked next to a Rolls-Royce and the Ford driver and the Rolls driver are arguing about which car is quieter.
June 25, 1965
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1965
Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for another new inovation in Convertibles from Ford. There is a picture of a Dark-Colored Convertible being driven toward the camera by a smiling male and his attentive date. The opening sentence of the ad says that "V-8s had the convertible field all to themselves until Ford's new Big Six came along". The text continues by saying that "Unless you peek under the hood, you'll swear it's a V-8" and goes on to give more details about what it has and what kind of transmission it can be teamed up with.
December 1, 1964
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1965
Ford Galaxie 500/XL Convertible - Full color 9" x 12" ad for what they call "This long clean sweep of steel and adventure". The ad has a picture from the side of a Turquoise Convertible with the top down and a man and his wife occupying the front seats. Above this is a tunnel-vision shot from behind that shows this car being driven on a highway coming into a city at night. The ad lists a few of the features of this car including "a rear window of glass (not plastic)". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 29, 1965
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Ford 114

1966
Ford Galaxie 500 XL - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a white two-door parked on a hill overlooking a house on the water. The ad headline says that "Ford's quiet quality comes in very sporty packages".
November 5, 1965
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Ford 22
1966
Ford Galaxie 500 XL - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a blue 2-door going for a ride in the countryside. The ad also has a smaller picture that shows off the wonderful eight-track player.
December 17, 1965
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Ford 18

1966
Ford XL - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad that is another in the Ford Quiet Man series. This ad has a photo of a Brown 2-Door stopped on one side of a gate at a country estate in France while a Citroen is parked on the other side of the gate. The owners of these two cars stand talking about the virtues of their cars. The ad text claims that the Ford was found to be quieter than the Citroen.
January 14, 1966
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Ford 82

1966
Ford Galaxie XL - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a photo of a Brown Two-door parked in a courtyard in Italy. The picture shows the Ford Quiet man talking to the Contessa de la Boisserie about how quiet this car is. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 18, 1966
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Ford 80

1966
Ford Galaxie XL - Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad has a photo of a Blue-Green Ford Two-door parked in a Switzerland town square. The "Ford Quiet Man" has gone to visit Herman Graber to impress him with how quiet this car is. The ad says the conversation went "Amazing! Your factory-built Ford is quieter than my custom-built car" and "It is unique to see such a car come out of a factory and be so quiet...quieter than the car I custom build". And the optional Stereo-Tape System also caught the eye, and the ear, of the Swiss builder. He listened to a selection from his beloved Beethoven and whispered "Wunderbar! I have never heard music so real in an automobile. Never!".
March 18, 1966
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Ford 38

1966
Ford Country Squire - Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad features a photo of a 1946 Ford Station Wagon entitled Classic and another picture of a yellow Country Squire wagon entitled Son of Classic.
April 1, 1966
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1967
Ford LTD - Full Color 10" x 13" ad with a photo of a man looking into a green 2-door. The ad text describes a traveling salesman who had such good luck with his 1963 Ford that he just had to replace it with another Ford. He drove his 1963 for 90,000 miles of troublefree sales calls and he, like many other Ford owners, are staying with Ford. The 1967's are filled with many new ideas, they claim, such as doors that lock when the car reaches 8 mph.
October 21, 1966
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November 5, 1966
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1967
Ford - Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that is devoted to a lady named Myrtle Towers. There are three pictures of Myrtle with her hair swirled, whirled and uncurled. The ad says that, during the past eight years, her hair has had these looks. But, during that time, her cars have been Ford, Ford and a Ford. They claim that "Ford owners are buying Ford's again in record-breaking numbers". Why, you may ask. They say it's "Because their Ford's gave them a lot of mileage without a lot of headaches". And it claims that Myrtle's '67 is the best yet. It offers all kinds of new ideas - like a SelectShift transmission that you can use automatically or manually. At the bottom of the ad is a picture of this car, parked facing away from us, with Myrtle standing by the front next to the words "Strong cars make strong friends".
November 11, 1966
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Ford 158

1967
Ford LTD - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for the Reliability over the years of Fords. There is a picture of a smiling little girl sitting in the front passenger seat of her daddy's new Ford. She is saying that "We have a dog, a cat, a rabbit and a '67 Ford. My Father always buys Fords because they never give him any trouble. Our new Ford has a light that tells you when a door's not shut...a stereo tape player...automatic speed control...and one thing my Father doesn't know about. (A frog I'm keeping in the glove compartment.)". Shown in the ad is a Light-Green 2-Door Hardtop LTD and the text talks about some of the options available.
December 9, 1966
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December 27, 1966
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1967
Ford XL - Full color 10" x 14" ad that tells why a man, standing next to a Brown Two-Door Ford XL, gives three reasons why he bought a Ford. The man starts out by saying that "I chose a sporty new XL Hardtop by Ford like I make a business decision: with cold facts". "Cold Fact 1" is that "Ford has one of the world's quietest rides. That shows it's solidly built". "Cold Fact 2" is that "Ford has better ideas, like a SelectShift transmission that you can use as an automatic or a manual". And the "Cold Fact 3" is that "My wife likes Ford's looks". They say that a bristling 289 cu. in. V-8 is standard as are the foam-padded Thunderbird bucket seats.
February 17, 1967
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Ford 157

1967
Ford Galaxie 500 - Full color 10" x 12" ad for the "Ford Dealers' 4th Annual White Sale". Shown in the ad is a white two-door with a blonde in a white fur standing in front of it and a white house in the background.
February 21, 1967
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1967
Ford Galaxie 500 - Full color 10" x 12" ad has a photo of a well-dressed man standing next to a Red Two-Door that is parked under trees that are losing their leaves as they turn colors. The ad headline claims that "A Ford by any other name would cost a lot more!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 7, 1967
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1967
Fords - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2 ad that talks about how Loyal their customers are. The text talks about Norma Wick who we are to assume is the lady standing next to the Red Two-Door in the picture. We are told that Norma changes the colors in her house several times each year but she has driven a Ford for six years and counting. She likes them because they "stayed strong, quiet and out of trouble." The feeling is that the '67 Ford is the best yet especially with the features that are offered.
November 25, 1966
Life magazine
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1967
Ford - Full color 10" x 13" ad talks about "The FORD quiet story - proved year after year". The ad shows a picture of tests run in 1965, 1966 and 1967 that proved how quiet and strong these cars are. It then shows a picture of a Green Two-Door from the year of 1967 and under the picture of it, flying off of the little ski jump, it says that there it "was a showroom model with nothing added but a skidplate to protect the oil pan".
May 26, 1967
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1967
Ford - Full color 7" x 10" Ford dealer "White Sale" flyer with information on the 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 2-door on the front and information on the 1967 Ford Custom 2-door and 4-door on the back.

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1967
Ford - Full color 10 3/4" x 8 1/2" 16 page Dealer Brochure for the 1967 Ford Model year. Included on these pages are photos, descriptions and features for these models.
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1968
Ford - Owners Manual. 56 page manual supplied with new cars purchased this year. This manual gives instructions on the usage and care of your vehicle. This item has had some wear and has an area of adhesive on the front cover.
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1968
Ford - Full color 10 1/4" x 12" 12 page Brochure that has information and pictures of all the models in the Ford Car line for the year 1968. This brochure is on light paper and is somewhat wrinkled. This item is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the brochure will not be visible in the scanned view.
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1968
XL Fastback - Full color 8" x 10 3/4" ad for the Features and Options available on this car to make it a "Horizon Grabber". The picture shows one of these cars stopped on a dry lake-bed next to the long, painted black line pointing toward the sun that is low in the horixon, waiting for the order to "Go". The text talks about the 428 cubic inch engine and the SelectShift transmission in addition to the features that you "feel" rather than "see". It urges you to take a couple of powerful rides and, the third or fourth time through, you will begin to appreciate what Ford was offering to its customers.
January 1968
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1969
Ford LTD 2-Door Hardtop - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a photo of a White LTD stopped on a dry plain as a couple stand behind the car. The a text compares this car to all of the competitors. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 27, 1968
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1969
Ford - Full color 8" x 10 3/4" 16 page Dealer Brochure for all of the models available this year. There are photos and descriptions of each of the models.
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1971
Ford LTD - Full color 9 3/4" x 12 1/2" ad that has photos of a Brown LTD Brougham 2-Door Hardtop parked in a lush green field with a young couple standing behind it and a White and wood-trim LTD Country Squire wagon parked in the same setting with an older couple standing behind the car. The ad headline claims that "In the last 5 years, the noise level in American cities has risen over 20%" and that, as a result, "In the last 5 years, sales of the very quiet Ford LTD have risen over 160%". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 25, 1971
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1972
Ford LTD Brougham 2-Door Hardtop - Full color 9 1/4" x 11" ad has a photo of a Brown LTD parked in a Southwestern setting. The ad headline claims that "LTD's Quiet Ride says a lot about it's engineering." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 29, 1971
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1972
Ford LTD - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad with a photo of a Green two-door shown against a black background with a couple standing behind it admiringly. The ad headline explains that "After a point you're not buying any more car. You're just spending more money" and the bottom headline calls this "The '72 Ford LTD. Quiet Plus". There are four smaller pictures of features of this car at the bottom of the ad. The first picture shows a view of this car while looking in the open passenger side door through to the open driver's side door. The second picture shows, while looking through the power sunroof, how at ease the woman is sitting there. The third picture shows the site that the driver will most often see, the steering wheel and the gauges. And the fourth picture shows the reclining passenger seat with a young lady sitting there enjoying being almost flat.
January 21, 1972 &
May 19, 1972
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1972
Ford LTD - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that talks about how Quiet this car is while mentioning the many Luxury features built into this car. The larger picture in the ad shows a White 2-Door against a black background being admired from behind by a pleased couple as the headline says "The Ford LTD. It wasn't just the Quiet that made it America's best-selling luxury car". There are smaller pictures that show the Automatic Temperature Control, the Reclining Passenger Seat, the Power Door Lock the Power Sunroof and the amazing Front Room. The text mentions several of the many standard luxury features and touches on just a few of the long list of options that a buyer of one of these cars could have chosen.
April 7, 1972
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1972
Fords - Full color 10 3/4" x 8 3/4" brochure that unfolds into eight pages of 10 3/4" x 17 1/2" of photos and descriptions of all of the models produced by Ford for this model year.
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1973
Ford LTD - Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad that describes just how quiet a 2-Door Brougham was when tested against a glider flying through the air. The ad has small photos of the glider in the air and the Ford being driven on a highway at 60mph. There is a larger photo of the two vehicles together and claims the Ford registered 65 decibels inside while being driven while the glider registered 82.
February 1973
National Geographic
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1973
Ford - Full color 6 1/4" x 9 3/4" ad with a photo of a Green Ford Galaxie 500 4-Door Hardtop and a Gold Ford LTD Brougham 2-Door Hardtop. The ad headline claims that "The closer you look, the better we look. In the 1973 Fords the extras aren't extra."
July 1973
National Geographic
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1976
Ford Elite - Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad with a picture of a Brown Two-Door Elite parked at the edge of a formal patio as the sun is setting behind the buildings. The ad headline introduces "1976 Ford Elite. Styled to keep you out of the crowd. Priced so you can enjoy it now".
December 8, 1975
Sports Illustrated
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1978
Ford Fairmont - Full color 10 3/4" x 8 3/4 16 page Dealer Brochure for this model. The brochure contains photos of the models, descriptions of the options and measurements of the models.
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1978
Ford Granada - Full color 10 3/4" x 8 3/4" 12 page Dealer Brochure for this model. This brochure contains photos and descriptions of the models available, descriptions of the options and vehicle measurements.
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1978
Ford Granada ESS - Full color 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" ad for the new Ford that is claimed to be comparable with more expensive cars. The ad has a large picture of a Silver Four-Door Granada ESS being driven toward the camera and several smaller photos of the side, the rear, the interior, the wheel covers and the taillight.The ad headline says "Introducing the new Ford Granada ESS. Can you tell its looks from a $20,000 Mercedes-Benz" and the ad has check boxes for you to test yourself (the answers are at the bottom of the ad).
November 7, 1977
Sports Illustrated
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1978
Ford LTD - Full color 10 3/4" x 8 3/4" 12 page Dealer Brochure for this model. This brochure contains photos and descriptions of the different models as well as descriptions of the options available.
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1978
Ford LTD II - Full color 10 3/4" x 8 3/4" twelve page Dealer Brochure for this model. Shown in the brochure are interior and exterior photos of these models along with options, colors available and vehicle measurements.
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1978
Ford - Full color 10 3/4" x 8 3/4" eight page Dealer Brochure for the models available for the year of 1978. This brochure shows each model with a description and shows the colors available.
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1981
Ford Escort - Full color 8 3/4" x 10 3/4" 22-page Dealer Brochure for "The New World Car". Included are descriptions and photos for each model along with option descriptions.
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1984
Ford Tempo - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a photo of a moving Silver Four-Door and another photo of the interior if this car. The ad headline introduces "The new '84 Ford Tempo. Technology never felt so comfortable." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 1984
Life magazine
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1988
Ford LTD Crown Victoria - Full color 10 3/4" x 10 3/4" 11 page Dealer Brochure for this vehicle. This item contains interior and exterior photos, option list and colors available. This item is wider than my scanner bed so the side edges of the brochure will not be visible in the scanned view.
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