Sergio Scaglietti

November 20, 2011 – Famed Ferrari designer Sergio Scaglietti dies

Sergio Scaglietti opened Carrozzeria Scaglietti, an auto repair and body shop, in 1951 in the small town of Maranello, Italy. It just so happened to sit across the street from another young business, Ferrari. Scaglietti and Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the sports car company, had an existing relationship

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1961 DeSoto assembly line

November 18, 1960 – End of the line for DeSoto

Less than a week after Chrysler acquired Dodge Brothers, it debuted its new mid-priced DeSoto line for 1929. The additions gave Chrysler two makes aimed at the same consumer. The original plan had Chrysler at the top, followed by DeSoto, then Plymouth as their entry level ride. Buying Dodge

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100000000th ford

November 15, 1977 – The 100,000,000th Ford

On this day in 1977 the 100,000,000 U.S. built Ford rolled off the assembly line in Mahwah, New Jersey. The 1978 Ford Fairmont Futura spent its early life on a coast to coast marketing tour before being preserved. The compact Ford Fairmont was all new for 1978, succeeding the Maverick.

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