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Bumper bar

Post by JCTONE »

Hi all, is there anyone that can help me with some info regarding the bumperbar on the 122 -

Was it fitted to the US cars because of some law, and if so = why was it deleted for the 1965 model ?
It seem to be an awfull expensive item, if it just were a "bling" thingie ?

Also can anyone help with info, regarding if they were sold as a accessory after 1964 ?


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Post by alschnertz »

"Yankee" bars were affixed to NA (North American) market cars supposedly because of American's style of "bash-n-crash" parking habits.
I believe they came on all NA PV544 models, but may have been a dealer installed option on 122s.

It was not based on any regulatory requirements.

Not sure if they were sold as an accessory in later years.
'60 PV544, '68 220, '70 145S, '86 745T, '95 854T, '01 S40
'84 Prelude
'06 MPV
'13 Ford Focus SE

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