1989 Honda Accord DX Sedan

Date:
1989
Creator:
Honda Motor Company

Honda introduced its Accord in 1976 as a compact car. It was economical, well-built, and fun to drive. Over the years Accords got bigger, and by 1989 they could accommodate families. In 1989 Accord became the first Japanese nameplate to become the best selling car in the United States. Ironically, many Accords, including this one, were built at Honda’s plant in Marysville, Ohio.

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
Identifier:
2011.197.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

1973 Chrysler Newport Sedan

Date:
1973
Creator:
Chrysler Corporation

Americans have long shown a preference for buying the biggest cars they can afford, and by the 1970s American cars were truly huge. This Chrysler is 19'-2" long, with a trunk 6'-6" wide. The 400 cubic-inch engine is also large, but government-mandated exhaust emission controls resulted in an output of only 185 horsepower. The vinyl-covered roof was a popular option on many cars.

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn,MI 48124-5029
Identifier:
2011.329.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

1978 Dodge Omni Sedan

Date:
1978
Creator:
Chrysler Corporation. Dodge Division

This little car was a reaction to the high gasoline prices brought on by the 1973 Arab oil embargo and the new fuel economy standards passed by Congress in 1975. It, and its twin the Plymouth Horizon, were the first American cars to adopt a front wheel drive, hatchback configuration that was common in Europe. Motor Trend magazine named them "Car of the Year."

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn,MI 48124-5029
Identifier:
2011.329.2
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.