Ford Ranchero

Ford Ranchero     Ranchero It was Ford’s sedan-pickup rival to the Chevrolet El Camino and GMC Sprint. In 1973, the Ranchero was Ford’s ‘sedan-pickup’ version of the Torino, and it too was in the second year of a new generation. Throughout the Torino / Ranchero ‘marriage’, the two vehicles shared most of their options, […]
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Ford LTD II

LTD II In 1977, Ford redesigned the midsize lineup with new styling and dropped the Torino name. The “new” car was called the LTD II. This was an effort to market the vehicle with the popular full-size LTD. Body styles wre coupe, sedan and station wagon. Mechanically, the LTD II was identical to the Torino […]
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Ford Gran Torino

Gran Torino The Gran Torino had a few more bells & whistles over the regular Torino, including a nicer front fascia. For ’73, the car received a mild re-freshening over the ’72s. Gran Torino’s biggest claim to fame was a ’74 model in the TV series Starsky and Hutch. This showcased the car’s potential as […]
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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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