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 was applied to a locally developed 2 door coupé utility version of the Ford Customline sedan from 1952.[8] The Mainline utilized an imported Ford V8 convertible chassis [9] with an additional cross member for additional load carrying strength.[10] It sold alongside the Australian built Customline sedan, with both given yearly updates until production ceased in 1959.[11] The Mainline Utility was powered by an Australian produced version of the Ford side valve V8 engine [12] until the introduction of 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, page 136
  11. Norm Darwin, The History of Ford in Australia, 1986, pages 126-137
  12. Norm Darwin, The History of Ford in Australia, 1986, page 127
  13. Norm Darwin, The History of Ford in Australia, 1986, page 131

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