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Old 10-30-2001, 04:02   #1 (permalink)
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I would kill for a "Forty-Nine"

Read that this car got the sign off in the US...... any chance at all they'd bring it to Australia ? I reckon it would be more popular here than in the US... talk about a tuff looking car.
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uh huh!
that car looks SUH-WEET!!!
me wants!!!
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Oh yeah... sweet piece of metal that baby is.. :rcool:
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Re: I would kill for a "Forty-Nine"

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Read that this car got the sign off in the US...... any chance at all they'd bring it to Australia ? I reckon it would be more popular here than in the US... talk about a tuff looking car.
Yeah, the car does look absolutely sweet as. Hope it gets a limited run here. Can't really see many of them being brought over if it is. But as for funding, that would be a problem in my opinion with Barra and Raptor first on the list! Still....I'm trying to be optimistic.
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what the hell is everyone talking about???
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cool

Lam,
Here's a pic.

Forty-NineFord Concept

*PRESS RELEASE*

FORTY-NINE FORD REKINDLES ROMANCE WITH NEW VERSION OF AMERICAN CLASSIC
DETROIT, Jan.7, 2001 - The year was 1949. After years of wartime sacrifice and sameness in durable goods, postwar America was ready for an automotive design revolution. The '49 Ford - with radically new "slab sides," integrated body and fenders, independent front suspension and rear quarter windows that opened - delivered on the promise and served as a symbol of optimism for the future.

Fifty years later, an all-new Ford Forty-Nine custom coupe concept car is poised to repeat a bit of history, as it makes its world debut at the 2001 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The new Ford Forty-Nine concept is designed to take America on a "sentimental drag-race" down memory lane and underscore Ford's commitment to designing excitement into its new cars coming down the road. The Forty-Nine concept harkens back to the romance of a Friday night at the drive-in or bowling ally, listening to rock-and-roll and cruising "the strip" in a chopped and channeled custom car.

"The inspiration for the Forty-Nine concept comes from the passion and excitement of the original, combined with the imagination of people across America who customized the car and turned it into what they thought a really great car should be," says J Mays, Ford Motor Company vice president of Design.

"The concept melds together many of the custom car designs from the 1950s as well as elegant cues and shapes from some of the great Italian designs, such as Ghia."
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Anyone got any piccies??.. Mine are all at home..

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Laminge Likes but will Laminge fit in it????
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Laminge Likes but will Laminge fit in it????
Sure you will unless you're over 7'0"....check this out.
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..and another....*drool*
I mean...I'm not into retro cars much but this is sure changing my mind!
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