Ford Rouge Factory Classics

Thunderbirds, Mustangs and Gangsters!

Deano In America

When you do a tour of the famous Ford Rouge Factory in Dearborn, Michigan you enter a Legacy Gallery at the welcome centre that contains some of the classic Ford cars of years gone by. The cars are beautifully restored and were once all produced at the very factory they are now displayed within.

These cars follow the early lineage of Ford motor history at the Rouge: The 1929 Model A, 1932 V8, 1949 Coupe, 1955 Thunderbird and the legendary 1965 Mustang. They make for an impressive display!

There is a quirky bit of trivia related to the Ford V8. Notorious 1930’s Depression era bank robbers John Dillinger (1903-1934) and Clyde Barrow (1909-1934) of Bonnie and Clyde fame loved the power of the vehicle. They even wrote to Henry Ford in 1934 to praise the V8, telling him how good a getaway car it was (a copy of the…

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  1. Doug says:

    Great collection of photos as always Deano, keep it coming!
    Thanks for sharing with the world your travels!

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