Ah, Ford: The Blue Oval, Henry’s Baby, the perpetual second-largest automaker in America. Fords are everywhere. You may have even owned at least one, too — if you’re not a Chevy or Dodge guy, that is. Well into its second century now, the marque has given us so many icons that it’s hard to name them all. Even if you’re not a gearhead, chances are you’d be able to identify a few, like the Mustang, Model T, F-150, or Galaxie 500. Even cars from the not-too-distant past would probably be recognizable: Escort, Taurus, Ranger. The lists go on.
Then there are the duds. The cars so bad that they’ve managed to build a legacy on their own: The Edsel, The Pinto, The Aspire. Just the mention of these names is liable to send a chill up the spines of former owners. But what about all the cars in between? The dozens of models that came from Dearborn that burst onto the scene, hung around for a few years, then quietly disappeared? Some were bad cars, sure, but others were simply unremarkable, or even a little ahead of their time.
Read on and see if you remember any of these Fords that have all but disappeared from memory.