Ford Mainline

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1952 Ford Mainline 4 door sedan

The Ford Mainline is an automobile which wis produced bi the Ford Motor Company in the Unitit States in the models years 1952 tae 1956.[1] It wis introduced as the base trim level o the 1952 Ford range belaw the Customline an Crestline models.[2] The Mainline retained its position in the redesigned 1955 Ford range [3] but wis dropped for the 1957 model year when the Ford Custom became the new base model.[4]

The Mainline wis offered in 2 door sedan, 4 door sedan, 2 door coupe an 2 door station wagon body styles.[5] The station wagon wis marketit as the Mainline Ranch Wagon [2] till it lost its Mainline tag for the 1955 model year when aw Ford wagons wur moved tae their awn series.[6] Mainlines wur available wi baith inline sax cylinder an V8 ingines.[7]

Australian Ford Mainline Utility[eedit | eedit soorce]

Australian Ford Mainline Utility

In Australie the Mainline name wis applied tae a locally developed 2 door coupé utility version o the Ford Customline sedan frae 1952.[8] The Mainline utilized an importit Ford V8 convertible chassis [9] wi an addit cross member for additional load carryin strength.[10] It sold alangside the Australian built Customline sedan, wi baith given yearly updates till production ceased in 1959.[11] The Mainline Utility wur pouered bi an Australian produced version o the Ford side valve V8 ingine [12] till the introduction o the OHV V8 in the redesigned 1955 series.[13]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. John Gunnell, Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975, Revised 4th Edition, pages 389-397
  2. 2.0 2.1 John Gunnell, Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975, Revised 4th Edition, page 390
  3. John Gunnell, Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975, Revised 4th Edition, page 393
  4. John Gunnell, Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975, Revised 4th Edition, page 397
  5. John Gunnell, Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975, Revised 4th Edition, pages 390-395
  6. John Gunnell, Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975, Revised 4th Edition, page 394
  7. John Gunnell, Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975, Revised 4th Edition, pages 390-397
  8. 1957 Ford Mainline Utility at shannons.com.au As archived at www.webcitation.org on 18 February 2010
  9. Norm Darwin, The History of Ford in Australia, 1986, page 127
  10. Norm Darwin, The History of Ford in Australia, 1986, page136
  11. Norm Darwin, The History of Ford in Australia, 1986, pages126-137
  12. Norm Darwin, The History of Ford in Australia, 1986, page127
  13. Norm Darwin, The History of Ford in Australia, 1986, page131

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