Boyer, William


William P. Boyer, Jr. was born November 1, 1926, in Washington, D.C. Graduating from Pratt Institute in 1950, Boyer joined the GM Styling Staff. After one year, he joined the Ford Motor Design Center, beginning a thirty-three-year association as Design Manager, Design Executive and Lincoln Mercury Chief Designer, he concentrated on Thunderbirds, Marks and Lincolns. As Chief Designer at Ford Australia from 1973 to 1976, he designed the XD Falcon, the market leader in Australia in 1979. Returning to the United States in 1977 as Design Director of Advanced and Interior Design, Boyer developed the 1983 Aero Thunderbird and Cougar. Boyer retired in 1985. He is the author of Thunderbird: An Odyssey in Automotive Design, published in 1985. (Adapted from Automotive Design Drawing Collection finding aid.)

Collection contains 1 .25" tape, 2 cassettes, 2 WAV files, 2 MP3 files, 1 diskette, 2 loose transcripts, and 1 bound transcript. Uploaded July 22, 2021.

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