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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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