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A Horse With No Name

I always liked the front end styling on these...

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Neat old ford land yacht...with a big block!

...and a sixteen second quarter mile is pretty impressive for a 4300 pound car on bias ply tires

...and the braking tests...interesting with the amount of tire smoke.

Watch the body roll in the cornering, esp. the high speed cornering...neat!

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Love the executive attitude of this car... and I can see it in the new Tore Ass. Cool.

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The LTD was once as common as Camrys are today. I can't help but think of cop shows from the 70s when I look at one - Ford seemed to provide the vehicles for every show.

What amazes me is how few of these (and even fewer Torinos) seem to have survived when they once were ubiquitous on American roads.

Edited by Camino LS6

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The LTD was once as common as Camrys are today. I can't help but think of cop shows from the 70s when I look at one - Ford seemed to provide the vehicles for every show.

What amazes me is how few of these (and even fewer Torinos) seem to have survived when they once were ubiquitous on Amertican roads.

Yeah...and the 1970 ford Torino was a good looking car..same kind of hide a way head light thing going...always kind of liked the Ranchero version of that as well...

It's a testimony to GM that so much of their stuff has survived to this day...

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I love those cars, esp. the '69-72 LTDs, Galaxies and Customs. Having grown up watching a lot of '70s cop movies and tv shows, I saw these on TV all the time...and remember when there were still plenty on the road. Fascinating to look back 40 years when your typical family sedan was so huge. I love the big Ford styling of that period, even the later '73-78 models w/ the park bench bumpers.

The LTD was once as common as Camrys are today. I can't help but think of cop shows from the 70s when I look at one - Ford seemed to provide the vehicles for every show.

What amazes me is how few of these (and even fewer Torinos) seem to have survived when they once were ubiquitous on American roads.

So many succoumbed to rust and demo derbys, no doubt. I remember the big Fords in particular were serious rusters in Ohio..esp. the '73-78 models.

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The '69 with the hidden lamps is pretty slick for a period FoMoCo, but their big stuff gets to be a real downer when those 'park bench' :D bumpers showed up.

The '69 is among the last truly aspirational Big Fords... ever since.

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The '69 with the hidden lamps is pretty slick for a period FoMoCo, but their big stuff gets to be a real downer when those 'park bench' :D bumpers showed up.

The '69 is among the last truly aspirational Big Fords... ever since.

True...but I like the styling of even the 70's LTD's better than today's Camries.

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True...but I like the styling of even the 70's LTD's better than today's Camries.

I like the styling of any '70s full size more than today's generics..

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I like the styling of any '70s full size more than today's generics..

AMEN!!!!!

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