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  1955 Ford Futura aka Batmobile
A book about Ford Motor Company and its cars during the 1950s -- the romantic decade of chrome, fins and dual exhausts.
Original photographs and information from the archives of Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village and the Detroit Library's National Automotive Collection are also featured in this must-have book for any classic car enthusiast.
Parris blends a behind-the-scenes story of Ford Motor Company's survival and comeback from 1949 to 1959 with these beautiful images, interviews and details of classic Fords.
www.seriouswheels.com /1950-1959/1955-Lincoln-Futura-aka-Batmobile.htm   (124 words)

 Back to the Futura: Ford Adding 2,000 Jobs in $1B Mexican Project, Site Selection Online Insider
The Hermosillo plant's Futura introduction is central to the "Revival Plan" that Ford announced in January of 2002.
Ford is basing the Futura's architecture on a modified design of the critically acclaimed Mazda6.
Futura's assembly locations were a major issue in the automaker's negotiations with the United Auto Workers (UAW at www.uaw.org), which produced a new four-year U.S. deal in September.
www.siteselection.com /ssinsider/bbdeal/bd031201.htm   (1486 words)

 United States: Ford sues to use 'Futura' - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks and Cars
Ford spokeswoman Kathleen Vokes said the company had no plans to abandon the Futura name and was confident of success.
Ford said in its lawsuit that it is "in imminent jeopardy of being sued by Pep Boys for breach of contract."
Ford argues the 1995 deal allows it to use the Futura name on a new line of cars; Pep Boys said the plan is a violation of the agreement.
www.fordforums.com /showthread.php?t=44427   (736 words)

 Preview: 2006 Ford Futura Car Reviews - The Car Connection
"Futura will be that rare mid-size sedan that oozes style but doesn't sacrifice roominess, comfort, trunk space - or affordability," said Ford's design director, J Mays.
Ford sources also hint larger displacement gasoline engines are likely to be added to the Futura option list, possibly including a high-performance package that could carry the coveted SVT badge.
Ford isn't yet saying where the Futura will be produced, though it could very well go into the other Taurus plant in Atlanta, one of the most efficient assembly lines in the company's production network.
www.thecarconnection.com /index.asp?article=5944   (892 words)

 Ford Truck World -- THE REVOLUTION UNDER THE HOOD AT FORD: BETTER PERFORMANCE & FUEL ECONOMY, REDUCED EMISSIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ford Motor Company’s newest innovation is the 5.4-liter Triton V-8 engine, which uses three valves per cylinder — two intake and one exhaust — along with variable-cam timing and other technologies to deliver a new level of performance and refinement.
Ford’s new 6.0-liter Power Stroke Diesel engine was introduced earlier this year on the popular F-Series Super Duty line of trucks and will replace the well-regarded 7.3-liter Power Stroke in the E-Series Super Duty lineup in the 2004 model year, offering even more power with better response and quieter operation.
Ford leads the way in small-diesel technology in the European market and is studying diesel options in North America, such as offering a diesel-powered Ford Focus within the next five years.
fordtruckworld.tenmagazines.com /news/35LV6.asp   (2427 words)

 Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan - CarSpace Automotive Forums
Futura was originally the name of a concept vehicle from way back when.
Ford will be using quite a bit of F names on their cars, while SUV's will take the E names.
What I am saying is that if Ford doesnt look to significantly advance the science/art of midsize vehicle design and manufacturing, by the time the Futura is out, they will likely be behind the 8 ball after only 1 short year.
townhall-talk.edmunds.com /direct/view/.ef15975/0   (1257 words)

 Road Test Review: 2006 Ford Futura Sprint GT/A Wagon - Road Tests - Car and DriverJune 2006
What’s important about the Futura Sprint is that wagons are apparently again in vogue, despite the best efforts of Detroit marketers, who have, in recent years, applied the term “crossover” to so many models that the transgender community raised holy hell from Cleveland to Cedar Point.
The Futura Sprint is powered by a Mazda-derived narrow-angle Miller-cycle 3.0-liter V-6 — a lot to spit out every time you open the hood — which is curious not only for its boxer-like growl but also for producing more horsepower than torque from 2800 to 4250 rpm.
The Futura Sprint resembles — in size and aspect, in warp and weave, in tone and tenor — nothing so much as a Mazda 6 wagon, although onlookers are quick to fixate on the Ford’s single door on the passenger side and its dual doors on the driver’s side, one of which opens suicide-style.
caranddriver.com /roadtests/11029/road-test-review-2006-ford-futura-...   (631 words)

 Ford Fusion - Wikicars
The Fusion was originally to be called the Ford Futura, but Ford lost a trademark lawsuit to the Pep Boys auto parts store, which has a line of tires under the Futura brand.
Still that didn't prevent Ford from duplicating the name of the European Fusion, a mini-Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) based on the Ford Fiesta, slotted between the Fiesta and the Focus.
This is the first time that Ford has introduced a new model that went racing in NASCAR at the same time as its launch since the Ford Torino in 1968.
wikicars.org /en/Ford_Fusion   (987 words)

 A Racing Return for the Ford Falcon Futura Sprint
Some 40 years later, Mats has renovated the Futura Sprint and it was prepared to race standards before sending it across the Atlantic.
He is keeping the old factory Ford in the US for further race entries next year.
The Falcon Futura Sprint is homologated by the FIA for Historic car races in the Competition Touring Car class, period 1962–65.
media.ford.com /print_doc.cfm?article_id=19639   (530 words)

 Top 10 Ford Purchase and Lease Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ford officials expressed their undeniable euphoria because 21 different Ford vehicles made it to the Consumer Reports' list of recommended buys.
Ford Taurus car parts are meticulously planned and tested to come up with a very influential vehicle.
Finally, Ford has come up with a vehicle that has potentials to be the next big thing in the industry.
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 Mustang Heaven Forums - Ford To Build All-new Futura At Hermosillo
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, Oct. 6, 2003 — The all-new 2006 Ford Futura, a cutting-edge mid-size sedan that continues Ford's aggressive revitalization of its car lineup, will be built at the Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant in Sonora, Mexico, beginning in 2005, the company announced today.
The Futura is the first iteration of a vehicle platform that will form the basis for up to 10 new products and 800,000 units of volume across the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury brands in the next several years.
The Ford Futura is aimed at the heart of the mid-size car market boasting world-class I-4 and V-6 engines, and will come with a full range of fuel-efficient, modern transmissions.
www.mustangheaven.com /forums/showthread.php?t=465   (455 words)

 Batmobile, Lincoln Futura
The next two pics are of the Futura at the 1955 Chicago Auto Show where she got her own special enclosure to keep the overly curious at a safe distance (tho a few VIPs got to sample the seating).
The Futura is seen in the middle picture at the left rear of the display, under the brightest lights.
And I can agree, that given control over the Futura's life from day 1, I would have liked it to be preserved in it's original state as a rolling testimony to technological and styling ingenuity.
www.javelinamx.com /Batmobile/futura1.htm   (1167 words)

 New Member from Australia
Didn't know Ford was still using the Fairmont nameplate anymore, but they must be since you have one.
Like I said, the Fairmont was a model Ford had in the USA back in the late 70's to early 80's.
I think Ford did away with the US version when they came out with the Taurus model, but I'm not really a Ford historian so I probably don't have the facts correct.
www.fordforum.com /tm.asp?m=495   (416 words)

 Ford Festiva Carpet, Ford Focus Carpet and Ford Futura Carpet
that this carpet is the highest quality Ford carpet available in the aftermarket industry from a manufacturer with the largest color selection and over 25 years of experience.
Each carpet is heat molded to your Ford's specific floor pan for the correct original fit.
Also included, each has a heel pad that is sealed onto the carpet in the correct place under the brake and accelerator pedal, and a heavy jute pad is attached to the back of the carpet in the floor pan areas.
www.auto-interior.com /ford7.htm   (509 words)

 USA: Collins & Aikman wins deal for Ford Futura interior - Ford-News
Financially struggling Collins and Aikman Corp. has won a multi-billion-dollar contract to supply much of the interior for the 2006 Ford Futura sedan.Financially struggling Collins and Aikman Corp. has won a multi-billion-dollar contract to supply much of the interior for the 2006 Ford Futura sedan.
The contract is a big win for the company, which lost a total of $38.7 million in 2001 and 2002, and has lost $15.5 million through the first six months of this year.
Ford has said the Hermosillo, Mexico, plant where the Futura will be built will have an annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles.
www.ford-news.com /content/view/19/52   (454 words)

 1955 Lincoln Futura Concept Car
On March 3rd, just before the NY Auto Show, with Benson Ford at the experimental steering wheel and Schmidt in the passenger seat, the Futura cruised from the United Nation's building through Central Park to the Tavern on the Green (restaurant) for a photo session.
There are no end of surprises in the Futura, which was designed in Dearborn and put into final form by Ghia of Italy, who worked from plaster body casts and detailed blueprints furnished by Ford Motor Company and Lincoln-Mercury engineering.
Since the Futura is only 52.8 inches high, the advanced version of Lincoln's current ohv V-8 has some modifications in equipment.
www.1966batmobile.com /background.htm   (765 words)

 It Takes Two to Replace the Ford Taurus
Ford Motor Co. continues to insist the new flagship Ford Five Hundred sedan will not replace the storied Taurus.
The rest revolves around the smaller Ford Futura, coming in 2005 as an '06 model.
They will be priced higher and the Taurus fills the lower ground until the Futura arrives to fill in the smaller end of the midsize-car segment.
wdb.wardsauto.com /ar/auto_takes_two_replace_2   (177 words)

 Ford Futura - Auto - SHOP.COM
It protects from dust and dirt while your vehicle is garaged and deflects the harmful effects of the sun when parked outside...
Ford Futura Weatherstrip Adhesive Black 3M 5 oz.
One tube is usually enough to do most of the seals on one car.
www.shop.com /op/sprod-32804-~Ford+Futura-k24-g1   (1122 words)

 Ford Falcon Classics
This Ring is the best collection of sites relating to Ford Falcon cars made between 1960 and 1978 from all parts of the world.
This Ford Falcon Ring may be small but it's the one that works, The one WITHOUT the broken links.
Information on 64 Ford falcon how to, what is needed to repair and up dated item.
l.webring.com /hub?ring=earlyfordfalcon   (893 words)

 Stuart's Ford Fairmont Futura and Mercury Zephyr Z7 Website
I figured that it would cost less to purchase another Fairmont, as close to identical to mine as possible, for much less than it would cost to repair the '83.
I purchased her on ebay from a dealer in New Jersey and had her shipped to me. The car cost me $1500 after shipping charges, which is still a lot less than repairs on the '83 would have been.
There is a page dedicated to the only Die-Casts ever to have been produced and Customs which have been made from them, a page dedicated to F/Z Police Cars, and a Cool Links page to F/Z's on the web.
stuartscustoms.freeyellow.com /Fairmont.html   (547 words)

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Even came with a 35 watt amp mounted in the dash for the 15x4 dial head unit with a seperate amp pull switch.
Added a Ford Logo sticker on the rear window along with a piss on Mopar sticker (which has changed to a piss on MHS (Montour High School).
These wheels are the 80 spoke chrome rims dishes and lock caps.
members.tripod.com /~cousin62/fairmontpage.html   (438 words)

 CanadianDriver: 2006 Ford Futura will offer optional hybrid gas-electric powertrain
The 2006 Ford Futura will offer four cylinder and six cylinder engines and will come with a manual, automatic and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) says the company.
It will be fitted with a counter-rotating balance shaft for smoothness, and it will feature four valves per cylinder and variable intake valve timing (VVT) for good low-end torque, strong high-end power, improved fuel economy and low emissions.
The Futura Hybrid, like the Escape Hybrid, mates a 2.3-litre I-4 gasoline engine with a 65-kilowatt electric motor.
www.canadiandriver.com /news/030417-2.htm   (366 words)

 Home - Ford-News
Ford Motor Company Vehicles Sweep North American Truck of the Year Nominations
DETROIT -- A handful of United Auto Workers members are challenging the union's ratification vote that approved a deal to lower health-care costs at Ford Motor Co., a lawyer representing the workers said on Thursday, Jan. 5.
There's a God of Disappointment who makes sure the part you need is not in stock; the TV show you crave isn't on tonight; the next book in the series just sold out.
www.ford-news.com   (356 words)

 Ford Futura Radiators Store - Ford Futura Car Radiators, Ford Futura A/C Condensers - Auto Parts Fair®
Our import and domestic Radiators will exceed all of your expectations and will be exactly what your Ford car or truck needs to get back on the road again.
We have all the Ford Futura that you cannot find anywhere in the Dayton, Walloomsac, South Huntington, Moundville or in the others area.
To read more about Ford Radiators Store, please visit our Information page.
www.autopartsfair.com /ford-radiators/futura-catalog.html   (153 words)

 Heartland Industrial Partners: Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Earning this significant Ford interior business is also further confirmation that our business model is working and our leadership position in the global automotive interiors market is secure."
The 2006 Ford Futura will be built at Ford's Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant in Sonora, Mexico, beginning in 2005.
Collins & Aikman will be a lead supplier in the tier one industrial park adjacent to the facility where interior components and systems will be manufactured, assembled and just-in-time sequenced for final vehicle assembly from a newly constructed, state-of-the-art manufacturing and sequencing center.
www.heartlandpartners.com /news/101003.shtml   (364 words)

 CanadianDriver: 2006 Ford Futura to be built in Mexico
CanadianDriver: 2006 Ford Futura to be built in Mexico
Hermosillo, Mexico - The 2006 Ford Futura, a mid-size sedan, will be built at the Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant in Sonora, Mexico, beginning in 2005, the company announced.
The Futura's architecture is developed from a modified Mazda6 design and will form the basis for up to 10 new vehicles and 800,000 units of volume across the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury brands in the next several years.
www.canadiandriver.com /news/031007-3.htm   (313 words)

 The Ford Falcon Web Ring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Our products include Ford clothing, giftware, hats, luggage, wallets, clocks, pens and any other Ford Accessory you could need.
Some history of the 1965 Ford Ranchero I have been driving since 1977, including details of its maintenance by my late father and some adventures it has had.
A 1966 Ford Falcon.Here is a little about it.
w.webring.com /hub?ring=fordfalcon   (889 words)

Ford Fairmont EA the Fairmont Ghia model adds the latest refinements in the safety and comfort department like all-leather seats, side airbags to ultimately crown the Ford BA top model.
The new and feature-rich BA Fairmont Sedan is a true reward for those accustomed to exceed expectations; while the Fairmont Ghia model adds the latest refinements in the safety and comfort department like all-leather seats, side airbags to ultimately crown the Ford BA top model.
Like XT the new BA Futura model is available in sedan and wagon and further adds features and cabin refinement to the already impressive package.
www.motorsm.com /AUS/cars/used/falcon.asp   (514 words)

 Ford Falcon Futura BF- Discount New Cars - new car pricing, specials, specifications and model features.
Ford Falcon Futura BF- Discount New Cars - new car pricing, specials, specifications and model features.
Offering improvements in some key areas over the entry level XT, Futura aims to appeal more to the private buyer than fleets.
As such, it offers Falcon's excellent new automatic transmission with manual shift mode as standard, along with alloy wheels, a fully colour-coded exterior, different interior trim, cruise control, four power windows and other conveniences for rear-seat passengers.
www.discountnewcars.com.au /Ford/Ford-Falcon-Futura-BF.cfm   (281 words)

But slap a jet-turbine into a Lincoln Futura, pinstipe it like a Marine dress uniform, and install more gadgets than found on the space shuttle, and you get the Batmobile....my kind of car.
The 'Futura' Batmobile, as I call it, is the type that was featured in the 1966-68 'Batman' television series.
The term 'Futura' is the name of the 1955 Lincoln (as in Ford/Lincoln/Mercury) concept car that this Batmobile is built upon, a fact I only recently became aware of.
www.javelinamx.com /Batmobile   (905 words)

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