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Image of the Week: Henry Ford

Release Sunday, December 15, 1957

The late Henry Ford shocked the automotive world a quarter century ago by doing the impossible — mass producing the V-8 engine. Here he is shown with his first “production” engine which now is displayed in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. A brass tag on the first engine reads: ‘This is V-8 No. 1 motor. Hold for Mr. H. Ford.'”

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Image of the Week: 1955 Chrysler 300

“For Immediate Release, March 21, 1955:
New Chrysler 300 America’s Most Powerful

The highest-powered car in America — the Chrysler 300 — has a 300-horsepower modified Chrysler Firepower V-8 engine.  The ground-hugging hardtop will be available to the public in March. Designed to the specifications of motor sports enthusiasts, the “300” has special suspension, is 58.6 inches high and features simple chrome treatment with natural leather interior.”

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