AUTOS: First of the Three

"Many people who are purchasing small imported cars will prefer first-class American transportation to the second-class transportation offered them by small foreign imports." So said Ford Motor Co. Chairman Ernest R. Breech last week, as Ford became the first of the U.S. Big Three to hold a press showing on closed-circuit television of its new 1960 compact car to newsmen gathered in 21 cities.

The Falcon is big enough on the inside to seat six comfortably, but considerably smaller than other cars outside. While the 109.5-in. wheelbase is only 8.5 in. shorter than the standard Ford, the body is 26.9 in....

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