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1952 Ford V8 Vedette

1952 Ford V8 Vedette

Ford Vedette Tyres


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    Ford Vedette Recommended Tyres


  1. 165HR400 PIRELLI CINTURATO
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    165HR400 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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  2. 165SR400 Michelin X
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    165 SR 400 Michelin X

    Starting at £232.80 £194.00

  3. 180HR15 Michelin XAS
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    180 HR 15 Michelin XAS

    Starting at £278.40 £232.00

  4. 185VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO
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    185 VR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67

    Starting at £294.00 £245.00

  5. Michelin 15E Offset Valve Inner Tube
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    Michelin 15E Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at £19.20 £16.00

  6. Michelin 15F Offset Valve Inner Tube
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    Michelin 15F Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at £21.60 £18.00

  7. Michelin 16E Offset Valve Inner Tube TR13
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    Michelin 16E Offset Valve Inner Tube TR13

    Starting at £21.60 £18.00


  8. Other Options for Ford Vedette Tyres


  9. 165SR400 Michelin X Whitewall
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    165SR400 Michelin X Whitewall

    Starting at £301.20 £251.00

  10. Jeu de 4 165HR400 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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    Set of 4 165-400 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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  11. Jeu de 5 165HR400 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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    Set of 5 165 HR 400 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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  12. Set of 4 165SR400 Michelin X
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    Set of 4 165 SR400 Michelin X

    Starting at £802.80 £669.00

  13. Jeu de 5 165SR400 Michelin X
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    Set of 5 165 R 400 Michelin X

    Starting at £1,008.00 £840.00

  14. 165 R400 Michelin X Whitewall
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    Set of 4 165 R400 Michelin X Whitewall

    Starting at £1,020.00 £850.00

  15. 165R400 Michelin X Whitewall
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    Set of 5 165R400 Michelin X Whitewall

    Starting at £1,200.00 £1,000.00

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History of the Ford Vedette

The Ford Vedette is a large automobile that was produced by Ford SAF in Poissy, France, from 1948 until 1954. Edsel Ford and Ford designer Eugene T. Gregorie envisioned it as a "light" Ford model, smaller than the 1942 Ford. However, Edsel Ford died in 1943, and after the war, Ford management believed that the light vehicle project would divert customers away from the full-size Ford. Furthermore, Henry Ford II thought that Gregorie's proposed 1949 Ford, which had the same character lines as the Light Ford, was too big for its market, as did Gregorie's suggested 1949 Mercury.

To that purpose, the intended Ford and Mercury lines were renamed Mercury and Lincoln, and a design competition was launched to create a Ford that was both smaller than the Mercury and bigger than the Light Ford. To recuperate the cost of Light Ford, it was transferred to Ford France. The Vedette was introduced at the 1948 Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris and was developed fully in Detroit (similar to current Mercury vehicles) and utilised the Poissy-made 2158 cc Aquillon side-valve V8 engine from Ford's Flathead engine family, which was also used in pre-war Matford automobiles. It was the only French-made car boasting a V8 engine at the time.


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