Business: Debut of the Big Three

Into the nation's auto showrooms this week rolled the Big Three's lowest-priced cars for 1959. The emphasis was on a wide choice of new engines and economy features to balance higher selling prices. The restyled Chevrolet led the way with a new six-cylinder engine that "gives up to 10% more mileage," also offered eight other engines ranging up to 315 h.p. Plymouth offered four engines from 132 h.p. to 305 h.p., had a new gas-saving carburetor and new rear-axle-gear ratio, which it said "contribute to 10% greater economy of operation." Ford came out...

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