This Month in Automotive History!

February marks the anniversary of some important and interesting automotive milestones. From the first leaded gasoline sale to the discontinuation of the Model A Ford, some of the industry’s most iconic events took place in the short month of February...

Monterey Collision & Auto Repair | ethyl

February 2 1923: Leaded gasoline goes on sale in Dayton, Ohio.

Monterey Collision & Auto Repair | dont walk

February 5, 1952: NYC installs the first ‘Don’t Walk’ signs, as a result of rising pedestrian death numbers.

Monterey Collision & Auto Repair | vintage mercedes

February 6, 1954: Mercedes debuts the iconic gull-wing coupe, the Mercedes 300SL, with a maximum speed of 155 MPH.

February 13, 1898: The UK experiences it’s first driving fatality.

Monterey Collision & Auto Repair | enzo ferrari

February 18, 1898: Enzo Ferarri is born.

Monterey Collision & Auto Repair | thunderbird

February 19, 1954: The Ford Thunderbird prototype was born. Just one year later, you’d be able to drive one off the lot for a staggering $2,944.

Monterey Collision & Auto Repair | model-a10

February 28, 1932: Ford ceases production of the famous Model A.

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