Ford LTD

LTD The top car in the Ford lineup for 1973 was the LTD. Base and Brougham were the two versions sold. Body styles included 2 door hardtop, 4-door hardtop, and 4-door post. Wagons had their own model names this year, so watch for those areas. The LTD was even available with a Police Package for […]
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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 Marquis

    Marquis The Mercury Marquis underwent a fresh redesign for 1973, like its stablemates, the Ford LTD, Galaxie, etc. The Marquis was considered a mid-level model, slotted between the Monterey and the Grand Marquis. Trim levels were base and Brougham. Body styles were a hardtop coupe, hardtop sedan, or a station wagon. The 429 […]
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Mercury Cougar Villager

Cougar Villager The Cougar Villager was a two year only car. These two years were split five apart in different generations. For 1977, the Cougar Villager debuted for one sales season. Engine choices were a 351 CID 2bbl V8 with a 400 CID 2bbl V8 as an option. The Cougar Villager re-appeared for 1982. It […]
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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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