The 1962 Ford Dealer Facilities Guide is a very rare book. Ford used this book to help dealers to improve their buildings and therefore attract more car buyers. It contains many Ford Dealership renderings.

The book has the following sections:

  • Determining Dealership Size
  • Land and Location
  • Site Requirements
  • Outside Space
  • Modular Construction
  • Showroom
  • Office Area
  • Used Vehicles
  • Service Department
  • Dealership Plans
  • Dealership Signs
  • Lighting
  • Utilities
  • Construction Systems
  • Colors and Finishes
  • Remoderling
  • Planning Procedures
  • Index

The foreword says:

“Some basic considerations regarding the planning of Ford dealership facilities have been assembled from the experience of successful Ford dealers from all sections of the nation. In this booklet, this experience becomes statistics. […] All of the dealership plans presented in this book are functionally designed for flexibility, to allow for expansion due to market or dealer growth. In this way, a dealer may take any one of these plans, and rearrange or expand it, to fit a particular site. The important thing to remember is that such changes can be made to serve specific needs as long as the basic principles and operating efficiency are not violated. Each step saved, each duplication avoided, and each bottleneck eliminated will save money, time, and aggravation.”

Originals of this book are hard to find, especially in very good condition. You can wait many years for an original book! With this reprint you’ll receive a very collectable book in very high quality for little money. This reprint of the 1962 Ford Dealer Facilities Guide has a hard cover. It is a little bit smaller than the original and varies in color due to modern printing standards. Please keep in mind that the book is based on material being over 60 years old and therefore has imperfections.

The 1962 Ford Dealer Facilities Guide has 80 inner pages. Size: 11,69 inches (29.7 cm) wide and 8.27 inches (21 cm) high.