Ford Mustang II

The Mustang line got a radical redesign for 1974, a year late for the first oil crisis. It was now officially known as Mustang II. At 175 inches long, this generation was the shortest in length, and was based on Pinto architecture. While the car itself is scorned by purists to this day, it was […]
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Aston Martin V8

Aston Martin V8 It was yet another ponycar-like automobile from Europe. Aston’s 2-door 4-seat coupe simply named ‘V8’ was in its second model year as of 1973 and stickered for $22000. The wheelbase under it was 103 inches. The overall length was 180.5 inches. Weight was porky at 3850lbs in the beginning, though later models […]
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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 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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