July 11, 2017
This 1958 Ford Custom 300, seen a few weeks ago in Niagara Falls, was a slight restyle of the successful 1957 model (really, only the grille/headlight area and the taillight pods & side trim were changed). Apparently that was enough for some, as Ford proudly announced in their 1958 brochure: “Latest fashion news… Paris agog over ’58 Ford styling.” Surprisingly (Lol), they didn’t mention any Paris fashion designers by name. Sales in recession-year 1958 were down markedly from the previous year, where Ford had outsold Chevy for one of the few times in the latter half of the 20th century.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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