Sales Brochure, "Know the Thrill of Driving the New Ford V-8," 1934

Summary

Ford's V-8 engine, introduced in 1932, was an immediate hit, outselling the company's four-cylinder unit from the start. This 1934 advertisement promotes the V-8's technical design, its smooth performance, and its accomplishments on the race track. Low price was the engine's greatest feature -- the Ford V-8 started at $510, while the nearest competing V-8 car started around $2,500.

Ford's V-8 engine, introduced in 1932, was an immediate hit, outselling the company's four-cylinder unit from the start. This 1934 advertisement promotes the V-8's technical design, its smooth performance, and its accomplishments on the race track. Low price was the engine's greatest feature -- the Ford V-8 started at $510, while the nearest competing V-8 car started around $2,500.

Artifact

Trade catalog

Subject Date

1934

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

92.150.9683

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Family of Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.688 in

Width: 9.063 in  (both pages together)

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