Lincoln Town Coupe

Town Coupe Being bigger than the Mark IV, it was the top-shelf 2-door of the Continental series. The first model year of the Town Coupe was 1973. The standard and only engine was a 460 CID 4bbl V8. This was the case through 1977. Meanwhile, a mild facelift happened for 1975. The most noticeable change […]
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Lincoln Continental

Continental The name ‘Continental’ was used in one form or another on all Lincolns for some time. But when we use the name here, we’re using it to describe the basic non-Town Car and non-Mark versions. The Town Car was the top end trim level of this car until 1980, and the Mark series was […]
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Mercury Capri

Capri The Mercury Capri initially was imported via Ford of Germany starting in the ’70 model year…. fast forward to 1973… The Capri was powered by a 2.6L V6 for ’73, and a 2.8L V6 for ’74. The latter engine had redesigned cylinder heads for higher durability. The Capri took a hiatus in North America […]
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Ford Thunderbird

Ford Thunderbird     Thunderbird In the 1970’s, the Thunderbird put even more distance between itself and it’s early sport-coupe image. The emphasis was now on appearance and luxury, two things the ’72-’76 Thunderbird offered in abundance. Cushy overstuffed seats, thick carpets, leather upholstery, and a long list of options greeted Thunderbird shoppers. In fact, […]
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Mercury Cougar

Cougar The Cougar flipped platforms every other year it seems. Up until 1973, the Cougar shared a platform with Ford’s Mustang. A coupe and convertible were both available. The standard Cougar disappeared from 1974 through 1976. For 1977, the ‘regular’ Cougar re-emerged on the Ford Thunderbird platform. A new 4-door sedan was offered until 1979, […]
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Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang The Mustang was finishing up a generation in 1973. This era (’69-’73) had the longest overall length at 190 inches. Body styles available were a notchback coupe, fastback coupe, and convertible. Trims offered in ’73 were base, Grande, and Mach 1. Engines this year were a 250 CID 1bbl I6 (88hp), 302 CID […]
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