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  • Ford letter to Studebaker Owners in 1966

    My Mother received this letter from the Ford Motor Company in 1966. I couldn't get the whole thing in my scanner, but this is most of it.

    This was the envelope.



    This was the letter.




    This was the brochure enclosed.



    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/


  • #2
    I received a letter like that from Ford in 1966 but promply tore it up as I thought it to be annoying as I was still enjoying my 3 Hawks thank you!!![]

    Frank van Doorn
    1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
    1963 Daytona Conv
    1941 Champion R-2 Rod
    Frank van Doorn
    Omaha, Ne.
    1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
    1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
    1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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    • #3
      Neat stuff as usual Leonard! I wonder if that was sent out before or after the announced shutdown? Hmmm, Spring 1966?

      It sure was directed at a specific group of people, they had to use Motor Vehicle registrations to do that! [:0]

      StudeRich
      Studebakers Northwest
      Ferndale, WA
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        I note the "new concept frame that tunes out road vibrations..."

        Well, it also tuned out structural integrity...the high-tech torque boxes on either end of the side rails on those full-size Fords and Mercurys 1965 and newer were noted for rusting out 'way too soon. When they did, the entire rear section of the frame, aft of the rear doors on 4-door models, would simply collapse! [:0] BP
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        Ayn Rand:
        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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        • #5
          How about a Stereo-Sonic tape player option that surrounds you with more than 70 minutes of music!

          That would make me buy one.

          Leonard Shepherd
          http://leonardshepherd.com/

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          • #6
            In 1966, I owned a couple of Studebakers, including a 1961 that was Cathy's everyday car. I do not recall receiving that letter from Ford. I did buy a new 1966 Dodge Charger in January 1966. Maybe Ford considered me to be out of the new car market in the Spring of 1966. My neighbor across the street did buy a new 1966 Ford Galaxie hardtop.

            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            • #7
              The perimeter box frame of my '64 Ford Galaxie and seat belts saved my life in a horrific crash with a drunk in Nov. of '64. Most of my company cars after that incident were Ford's until I retired in '94. I now own two Ford's and two Studebaker's.

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              • #8
                Ford made (and makes) good vehicles.
                Good to see somebody was awake in their marketing department.

                You can't sell people products they don't know about.

                63 Avanti R1 2788
                1914 Stutz Bearcat
                (George Barris replica)

                Washington State
                63 Avanti R1 2788
                1914 Stutz Bearcat
                (George Barris replica)

                Washington State

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