Mercury Grand Marquis

Grand Marquis This one was the top level trim of the Marquis series. It arrived for 1975. Both 2-door hardtop and 4-door post bodies were offered. For an engine the 460 CID 4bbl V8 at 216hp was standard in the Grand Marquis. In 1976 a 400 CID 2bbl V8 was the new standard engine, while […]
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Ford LTD S

LTD S It’s a common misconception that the ’79 LTDs with the single headlamp on each side are LTD S models. This is not the case. Those were just the base LTD that year. When the base LTD received the quad headlamp treatment for 1980, Ford kept the old arrangement around for a budget model […]
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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 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 Mark VI

    Mark VI For 1980, The Mark VI was a big change when compared to the previous two Marks. Smaller in size, this was the “metric-ized’ Mark. It now shared the exact platform & wheelbase as the redesigned Town Car/Town Coupe. This was known as the Panther platform. It did look vastly different from […]
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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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