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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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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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 Monterey

    Monterey The Monterey, like the Marquis, was just restyled for 1973. It was the low end fullsize car in the Mercury lineup. Two trims were offered, base and Custom. Available bodies were 2-door hardtop, 4-door post, or a station wagon. Engines for 1973 were a 351 CID 2bbl V8 as the base powerplant, […]
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