Just got this out for the week!! Here is your Auto Factoids (#autofactoids) for April 12, 2015.
April 13 1965 Pontiac 10-millionth
The car was a 1965 Catalina.
April 13 1904 Caddy assembly plant burned to the ground. More info on this site: http://www.car-nection.com/yann/dbas_txt/Factq-s.htm
April 14, 1927 First Volvo is produced
It had wooden (ash and copper beech) underpinnings, sheet steel panels, leather upholstery, live axles and long leaf springs – loosely based on an American design. It had a 4 cylinder engine that produced 28 hp.
April 16, 1908 Oakland motors sells its first car.
April 17, 1964 Ford Mustang debuts
4/17/1969 Ford began selling the Maverick. <cricket…..cricket…> Come on..it was a good car and getting more and more collectible!!!
April 18, 1955 Lincoln becomes a separate division of Ford. Lincoln started out as a separate brand in 1917 with its plant at 6200 West Warren Avenue in Detroit, Michigan and was name after Abe Lincoln. They began business by producing Liberty aircraft engine with pistons purchased from Ford for WWI. After the war the re-fitted the plant and produced luxury Ford bought the company in 1922.
April 18, 1964 Sunbeam Tiger Debuts
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