b'choice arrives in styleIn mid-1958 a team from Fordwho would go on to become Australia travelled to Dearborn,Managing Director, and be Michigan, to view the stylingawarded a knighthood.proposal for the car they hoped would challenge HoldensSmith had worked long and hard dominance of the Australian carto get to this point.market. In the early 1950s hed accurately Back then, Holden had 50% of theidentified that the only way for car market, so there was plenty ofFord to gain market share and scope for a credible competitor toimprove profits against the win buyers. popular FJ Holden was to build its own All Australian car. The team was led by Charles Smith, Ford Australias ManagingIt needed to match Holdens Director, and included Brian Inglis,rugged appeal, and that meant a 7'