Monday, May 02, 2005

One of my Favorite Fords, the 1972 LTD


LTD Convertible

I know that it's big and some may not like it, but this style of LTD has always been my favorite, the beaked cars of 71 & 72. I remember the old Burt Reynolds movies "White Lightning" and "Gator" fondly and the LTDs that he had. A staple of Quinn Martin produced TV shows also. When they changed to a squared off LTD in 73 I missed the sculpted sides of this model.

One day, I hope to find one in good shape at a fair price.

2 comments:

boomar2 said...

Nice job Joe! Only Texans would by that Zimmer 4 door convt. Hideous. At least the ugly hard top versions may keep one semi-anonymous but w/the top down everyone can see who the tasteless motherfucker behind the wheel is!
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Why do we, the home of FoMoCo, get such lack luster and lifelessly designed vehicles and the Aussies, a continent of criminals and lunatics, get such stylish vehicles? Not fair!!

Big Ford Fan said...

I agree about the Zimmer,it is a bit over the top. Maybe Texas Oilmen or Pimps would want one, but not me.

As for exciting Fords being available around the world, that is a shame. You should check out some of the cars of Australia and South Africa, including the Siera XR8, with 5.0 power and the Perana Capri with V-8.

I'm not sure I would chime in with your comment on Australia, seeing how a great deal of the people down under are also from my homeland of Ireland. While it's true that Australia was a penal colony, I'm not sure about the Lunatics.

What we need here are the Falcon and Falcon Ute. V-8 power and IRS in a 4 door sedan or Ranchero type vehicle. Don't forget the Turbo 6 either!