AUTOS: The New Fords

Into the showrooms of 9,000 dealers this week rolled the new Fords, first of the Big Three's 1957 models. They are lower (by four inches), higher priced (from $1 to $104), more powerful (an optional 245 h.p. V8. v. the top 1956 225 h.p. V-8). For the first time. Ford also has two body sizes and two wheel-bases. Customers will have the choice of the 116-in. wheelbase Custom, three inches longer than in '56, or the higher-priced 118-in. wheelbase Fairlane, fully five inches longer. Where Ford virtuously sold safety in 1956 and watched...

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