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I remember when the big four door sedan was the Chevrolet, the Buick, of the Ford, and Impala, or Galaxies were packages. Pontiacs and Firebirds were made on the same assembly line?
Big Dan, It appears there is a four door Pontiac on the same production line just in front of the Firebird. I think maybe that is the question. Maybe the Firebird is the first in a change of the assembly line? I don't know, but this crowd is smart.-Snakepit
Hey SnakeThanks; I got the gist of the post, but the wording was oddly assembled (PUN!) and it makes sense the 'bird is first of a change.Cheers etc.
When I was living in North-East NJ, I ordered my 1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner I sat down with the salesman. We went through a large catalog of items like engine size, interior color schemes, transmission types, body colors including beige or black convertible top, radio type, trim, etc. He filled a form; it was sent by courier to the Ford Mahwah, NY assembly plant about 35 miles away. About a week later I received a form post card telling me the assembly date and either AM or PM. I was invited to the plant to observe my car being put together. Since I ordered a 390 ci engine with a manual trans I think the total cost was about an astronomical $2,000. No state sales tax then.
Back when the world mostly made sense. I've done the online "build your own" several times and quickly get frustrated with the limitations. Basically, you can't get what you want any more. You can only get what they assemble and they assemble only a very narrow package. And the cost is 4 times the value. I'll stay with my old rides.
I ordered my '65 Galaxie that way. Two door, 390, straight shift, radio. The package that got me wheel covers. The only problem I had ordering was that I wanted a black interior but I couldn't get it with dark blue. I settled on dark green. My uncle worked at the Ford plant in Hapeville, Ga. He was a guy who fixed what the inspector found. Anyway, he could have my car get special attention as it came through, extra undercoating, etc. The car sat ton the lot for a couple of weeks because of the three speed. No body bought those any more.
In 1963 my parents bought a new Oldsmobile, my mother, sister & I flew to my grandparent's place in Penn. My dad went to Michigan, picked the car up and drove out to pick us up.We lived in Hawaii, my parents ordered it without a heater and sold it in Hawaii when we left because to the lack of heater.
Anybody remember how much the 426 Hemi option was on a '69 Roadrunner?....
So much White supremacy!
hemi option was another $605
Does anyone know what assembly plant this is?
Might be Lordstown,OH
I'll bet that guy sitting on the wheeled plywood box built it himself.
Ah, the year of my 2 favorite cars. One being in the picture the other a chevrolet.
It is posts such as this and the wonderful replies that make me want to be able to up-vote or down-vote the replies.Not that most of these replies would have gotten a down-vote!