Bricklin SV-1

Bricklin SV-1 The Canadian company known as Bricklin started producing the SV-1 in 1974. The ‘SV’ part of the name stood for “Safety Vehicle”. Many features we take for granted in modern times were on this car. These were side impact beams, a built-in rollcage and 5mph bumpers front and rear. Every car featured gullwing […]
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DeTomaso Deauville

DeTomaso Deauville This car was made from 1971-1985, straddling either end of the smog-era by two years. Generally not much changed through its model run. Deauville was a mid-to-fullsize car. It sat on a 109 inch wheelbase, with a length of 191 inches, and the curb weight was almost 4300 lbs. The only body style […]
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Ford Explorer

Explorer No, not talking about the venerable compact/midisize SUV of the modern day. Back in the day, Explorer was a trim level of the fullsize Ford pickup line. It was available with all body styles and all weight ranges. However, the Explorer package was most prevalent on the F100 and F150 platforms. This was more […]
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Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger The Ford Ranger was a top trim package of the big pickups and even the later Broncos until 1982. At minimum, the package added cloth and more padding to the seats, as well as extra brightwork throughout. Two sub-levels of trim were also available during this era. These were Ranger XLT, and Ranger […]
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Ford Cortina

Ford Cortina Believe it or not, a United Kingdom Ford came close to American shores. It was sold in Canada up until 1973, which makes it easier to find a used example. However, sales were low for the ’70 model year and there were no ’71 models. It was time for one last push in […]
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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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