Tag Archives: Ford
Posted on 04. May, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Introduced for 1983, Ford’s radical new Thunderbird must have been a frightening realization for the marketers at Chevrolet. So much so, that this footage of how to sell against the T-bird was produced. Responding to one model with two, apparently was what GM had in mind when training its sales reps. Though their claims of [...]
Posted on 02. May, 2013 by BajaBusta.
1983 Ford EXP. Fun for the two of you. Below is an expert from an advertisement for the 1983 Ford Escort EXP: There’s one car on the road today that’s really out for a good time. Ford EXP creates 2-seat excitement with front-wheel drive, four-wheel independent suspension, and options like a [...]
Posted on 27. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
The Ford Explorer had, in a relative flash, gone from being merely a replacement for the Bronco II to becoming a bona-fide model leader. With more than 300,000 sales annually since 1993, the Explorer took over the lead from the Chevy/GMC twins and the Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee in the market’s compact sport/utility [...]
Posted on 22. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
To replace the popular but boring Tempo/Topaz, Ford wiped the slate clean and moved into the first phase of its ambitious globalization program. With it, the Ford Contour and mercury Mystique were born. Both compacts are based on a model that was created almost three years prior in Europe, marketed under [...]
Posted on 21. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
In 1986, Ford made a bold move when it launched the first Taurus and Sable models. They were common sights across North America since then, but at the time they were a radical departure from the usual aesthetics and handling for American sedans and wagons. But their stylized lines and European type [...]
Posted on 07. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
The Ford Sky Splash Ranger Super Cab is a ‘down-to-earth concept pickup with high flying additions, such as a customer made hang glider with an auto feed towing/launching winch and easily removed cargo box insert wtih a built in lockable storage compartment.
Posted on 06. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Water sports lover? This truck…….was for you! The For Ranger Sea Splash, a concept vehicle especially for those who find their fun shooting the rapids or canoeing the lakes and rivers across North America. The Ranger Sea Splash was the ideal transporter when the river of the lake beckoned. But when it’s not in use [...]
Posted on 04. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Brainchild of hotshot Ford executive Lee Iacocca, the sporty Mustang was based on the floorpan of the budget priced Falcon range. Its crisp pseudo European styling came n notchback, fastback and convertible forms, and could be ordered with a vast range of options that allowed buyers to tailor the car to their own requirements. Poseurs [...]
Posted on 03. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
This was how Ford chose to preview the imminent Ford Contour – in the guise of the Euro-spec Mondeo buffed out to maximum overload. The Profile was given life by way of a heavy breathing DOHC 24-valve 2.5 liter V-6making a formidable 240 horsepower and 225 pound feet of torque. A five [...]
Posted on 01. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
The Dodge Ram, Motor Trend’s 1994 Truck of the Year, was an intelligent manifestation of the belief that traditional truck buyers will step up to high styling. Ford hoped this trend would continue as it gathered show goers impressions of the Power Stroke concept truck. Like it or not, this wild, banana [...]