Atlas Dinky Toys 24X; 1954 Ford Vedette; Dark Blue

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The Ford Vedette is a large car manufactured by Ford France SA in their factory in Poissy from 1948-1954.

Introduced at the 1948 Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris, it was designed entirely in Detroit (resembling contemporary Mercury models) and featured the Poissy-made 2158 cc Aquillon sidevalve V8 engine of Ford's Flathead engine family, the same as in pre-war Matford cars. It was the only French car of its time with a V8 engine. Importantly, the Vedette was the first car to feature the new independent front suspension concept developed by Earle S. MacPherson, known today as MacPherson struts.
As time went by and Ford decided to quit France as a manufacturing location they sold their production capacity and designs to Simca so later versions of the Ford Vedette were renamed the Simca Vedette.

The French Dinky was made from 1954 to 1956.

This car sourced from a private collection in July 2020

2019 Modern reproduction by Norev for Atlas Editions

 
Atlas Dinky Toys 24X; 1954 Ford Vedette; Dark Blue Atlas Dinky Toys 24X; 1954 Ford Vedette; Dark Blue Atlas Dinky Toys 24X; 1954 Ford Vedette; Dark Blue
Atlas Dinky Toys 24X; 1954 Ford Vedette; Dark Blue Atlas Dinky Toys 24X; 1954 Ford Vedette; Dark Blue Atlas Dinky Toys 24X; 1954 Ford Vedette; Dark Blue
Atlas Dinky Toys 24X; 1954 Ford Vedette; Dark Blue Atlas Dinky Toys 24X; 1954 Ford Vedette; Dark Blue Atlas Dinky Toys 24X; 1954 Ford Vedette; Dark Blue
     

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