Car: Ford Custom 500
What makes it special: The Custom model was the most basic full-size two or four door Ford you could buy. Standard trim and creature comforts were limited to sun visors, a chrome horn ring, chrome windshield and back window moldings, armrests on all doors, rubber mats, and the word “Custom” displayed on the front fenders. As a result of this Spartan trim level, most Customs were given fleet use as taxis, police cars, and other official functions. Buyers who wanted a slight upgrade could opt for the Custom 500, offering carpet instead of mats, armrests with ashtrays, and an extra chrome spear along the front half of each side of the car.