When was the last time you saw a car ad with some geeky intellectual explaining how the styling builds the "feeling of motion" into the shape of the car? It's impossible to imagine a present-day Ford being pitched with the line "When the design of a car expresses its function forcefully and imaginatively, of course we derive more pleasure from owning and using it!" The '55 Ford really was a good-looking car, and it sold in greater numbers than its Chevrolet rival... but which one starred in Two Lane Blacktop?
In Australia these were called Ford Customline, don't they call it that in America?
Here in Oz, we also had the ute version of it, called Ford Mainline. Did you guys in the US have that one or were the Mainlines an Australian only version.