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Ford Canada: A Heritage as Rich as the Land Itself

 

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Canada's climate is colder, its population is smaller, and its economy is different compared with the United States. These and other factors have set the stage for some fascinating differences in Canadian cars over the last century. Even cars produced by the same manufacturer often digressed from the American pattern. What follows is a review of the uniqueness found in many vehicles produced by the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited during its long and illustrious history.

Pre-War Fords

Pre-War Fords

The first car built by the Ford Motor Company of Canada in early 1904 was the Model C. A total of 117 cars were made in the first year. Most were 2-cylinder Model C's but a few 4-cylinder Model B's were also built. Both were made in 1905 along with the Model F, a new 2-cylinder car.

In 1906, both the Model C and Model B were discontinued, but two new models came on the scene. The Model N was a low-priced 4-cylinder car, but the 406 cid 6-cylinder Model K was huge and expensive...  More
Ford Trucks

Ford Trucks

Ford of Canada began building trucks during the Model T years. Many Canadian-made Ford trucks were built stronger than their American counterparts. Consequently, many Canadian Ford trucks had higher ratings that those in the States…  More

 

Post-War Fords

Post-War Fords

Generally, Fords built in Canada mirrored their American counterparts. At times, a body type may have been omitted from Canadian production, but still offered in limited numbers as an import.

 

However, there was one leading deviation by postwar Canadian Fords from the U.S. pattern. That concerned all the 1954 Fords. It was for that year the U.S. discarded the old flat-head V-8 to introduce the new more powerful ohv V-8…  More