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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Lee Iacocca has passed away

I just heard the news, he passed away this morning..

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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 05:54 PM
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Another of the greatest generation gone. Quite a accomplished career. Besides what he did at Ford you have to give him due credit at Chrysler and the K car. The K car is also a improvement automotive high point. He took a car company that was about to be non existent with a great legacy and brought them back. He did it with basically one platform. Not only that but he paid back the government loan early, made them profitable and a model of efficiency. Even Toyota came to look at their business model and assembly lines. Rest in Piece Lee.
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No link, I heard it from Donald Farr, who I trust with such things.. It should hit the media soon I'd guess.
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Sad news indeed....I also saw Donald Farr's FB post - condolences to his family and friends.

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You have to give thanks to Mr. Iacocca!

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doing a little google research ,,seems google hasn't found out yet .but he is 94 so ,,,,,,,


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Another legend lost, a full life and a great career is his legacy which is written in the pages of history. R.I.P

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Another of the greatest generation gone. Quite a accomplished career. Besides what he did at Ford you have to give him due credit at Chrysler and the K car. The K car is also a important automotive high point. He took a car company that was about to be non existent with a great legacy and brought them back. He did it with basically one platform. Not only that but he paid back the government loan early, made them profitable and a model of efficiency. Even Toyota came to look at their business model and assembly lines. Rest in Piece Lee.
Stupid autocorrect, should have been important not improvement

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The outlets haven't picked it up yet. He was the guy famous for the minivan, right? Did he do any other cool cars? Making it to 94 is a pretty good run. Coming up from the ranks in the auto business like that is almost unheard of these days. Mary Bara did it but most of the heads seem to be finance or biz dev types and not those that came up from running a plant or engineering.

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Wow, sorry to see him go. America owes him a significant debt of gratitude for all that he’s done. I read his biography last year, it’s a great read if you’ve not already done so. RIP my friend and thanks for helping to bring the most bad *** car to life!

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It's in the news now.
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A good run I'd say!

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