Compact… yet roomy – that’s English! (Dec, 1958)

Compact… yet roomy – that’s English!

And it’s got real FORD “go”!

Compare its low price with any other leading import!

Slip easily through traffic, park in places most cars must pass by. Yet four people ride in comfort. For further information write:

Imported Car Sales, Ford Motor Co., 34 Exchange Place, Jersey City 2, N. J.

Made in England for Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich. Sold and serviced in the U. S. by its selected dealers.

English Ford Line.

8 comments
  1. Rick Auricchio says: April 26, 20108:38 am

    And there you go! It’s the Ford Prefect for you Hitchhikers’ Guide fans!

  2. KD5ZS says: April 26, 20109:22 am

    If Ford had sold more, then more Americans would have gotten the joke in Hitchhiker’s Guide. Interesting this came out the same year as the Edsel.

    Nash/American Motors sold far more Metropolitans.

  3. GaryM says: April 26, 201010:20 am

    The Prefect’s sibling model, the Anglia, was the car in which Harry Potter flew in “Chamber of Secrets.”

  4. John Savard says: April 26, 201011:24 am

    What an amazing coincidence. Just the other day, I came across a web site that made an observation on the possible significance of the birth of a major world leader in a log cabin, on February 16th, 1942, near a mountain held to be the birthplace of humanity in local legends, at 42 degrees north latitude.

    Of course, if the answer to the great question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is Kim Jong-Il, there is something even more seriously wrong with the Universe than six times nine making 42 instead of 54.

  5. Charlene says: April 26, 20102:59 pm

    There’s documented evidence that Kim Jong-il was born on February 16, 1941 in Vyatskoye, Russia (48 degrees north). Shockingly, his official biographies lie.

  6. Don says: April 26, 20106:55 pm

    John, six times nine IS 42 . . . in base 13!

  7. EnFoStuff says: April 27, 20109:29 am

    Wow look how far technology has come, this old car only got 35 mpg!

  8. nlpnt says: April 28, 20106:22 am

    The latest theory is that Douglas Adams got the math wrong, it’s supposed to be 43. Which means that the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is Richard Petty.

    @ EnFoStuff: Remember, in these pre-EPA standard ads “up to” means “can be hypermiled to”. :)
    Fun fact: This car had one of the last flathead engines made.

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