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History Look Out! Its A Meteor

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by MrPhat40, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. 51custom
    Joined: Feb 15, 2011
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    My first car was a 50 Meteor, as far as I know they were built in Oakville Ontario Canada ...How Meteor came to be is Ford Canada came up with this idea to have more than 1 Ford dealership in town. They also came up with Mercury trucks for the same reason. Kind of a good idea . This way they could have more sales. So All Meteors and Mercury Trucks are Canadian made, I have the Ford Canada History book also published in Canada lol.
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  2. 51custom
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    The 50 Meteor also had beltline trim.
     
  3. That is sweet.


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  4. Penetrator
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    from SK CAN

  5. Hogger
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    from Carvel AB

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  6. Fortunateson
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    You know I may have been a little foggy on the Regina info but listing the companies and locations of the assembly plants wouldmake a goodthread...hmmmmm?
     
  7. Fortunateson
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    Now this is not the history that I've been told. I was told that due to our lower population and our towns a little farther afield that there might be a Ford or a Mercury dealership in town but not both as sales would not support it. So the Mercury dealerships got the dressed up Fords/Meteors so as to have a lower priced car to sell and the the Ford dealerships got the got the rebadged Mercurys/ Montcalms, etc. so they would have a pricier car to sell but not compete with the Mercury deanships that might be a few towns away.
     

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