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1984 Ford LTD promotional video( not Crown Victoria)

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I love how they always show these cars outside of a large house.  As if someone living in a mansion is looking at a Ford or Chevy or Dodge, because they all did it in these 80s videos.

 

I love the advanced technology like door map pockets and column mounted turn signal and windshield wiper controls, wow!

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I love how they always show these cars outside of a large house.  As if someone living in a mansion is looking at a Ford or Chevy or Dodge, because they all did it in these 80s videos.

 

I love the advanced technology like door map pockets and column mounted turn signal and windshield wiper controls, wow!

Actually a lot of those people in Big houses are buying Fords, Chevies, and Dodges..............

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Were they in the 80s?  A common theme of the 80s promotional vehicle films is showing the luxury lifestyle, big houses, fancy clothes, 80s excess at its finest, and then a Chevy Celebrity Eurosport or something like that parked on the governor's driveway. 

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Were they in the 80s?  A common theme of the 80s promotional vehicle films is showing the luxury lifestyle, big houses, fancy clothes, 80s excess at its finest, and then a Chevy Celebrity Eurosport or something like that parked on the governor's driveway. 

 

"Come on kids! Pile into the Chevette! We're going yachting!"

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Were they in the 80s?  A common theme of the 80s promotional vehicle films is showing the luxury lifestyle, big houses, fancy clothes, 80s excess at its finest, and then a Chevy Celebrity Eurosport or something like that parked on the governor's driveway. 

 

"Come on kids! Pile into the Reliant! We're meeting Muffy for Polo"

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Were they in the 80s?  A common theme of the 80s promotional vehicle films is showing the luxury lifestyle, big houses, fancy clothes, 80s excess at its finest, and then a Chevy Celebrity Eurosport or something like that parked on the governor's driveway. 

 

"Billy! Did you get your Fencing gear out of the back of the Eagle?"

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As you can see here, Monte Carlo drivers have large yachts to tow.  While Celebrity drivers have boat trailers with two axles, and whatever that Ford/Mercury coupe is for lower class rich people that only have single axle boat trailers.

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These were interesting derivatives of the Fairmont, although they were only about as roomy as a new Dodge Dart. A good placeholder until the Taurus was ready, and there was a V8 version - LTD LX. Had Panther sales not started to increase around 1982, these would have replaced the Panthers. 

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As you can see here, Monte Carlo drivers have large yachts to tow. While Celebrity drivers have boat trailers with two axles, and whatever that Ford/Mercury coupe is for lower class rich people that only have single axle boat trailers.

1984-chevrolet-celebrity5.jpg

Lol @ any of those cars getting the boat up the ramp.

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I wonder if the front wheel drive traction that manufacturers bragged about in the 80s is compromised when a 5,000 lb boat is pushing the rear end down.

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I wonder if the front wheel drive traction that manufacturers bragged about in the 80s is compromised when a 5,000 lb boat is pushing the rear end down.

 

Just a smidgen. 

 

But I can't imagine pulling all of that boat with a 2.8 liter V6 with 170 lb-ft of torque.

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Clearly yacht towing is high on the priority list of compact and family sedan buyers of the 80s.   This looks like a promising operation. 

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I wonder if the front wheel drive traction that manufacturers bragged about in the 80s is compromised when a 5,000 lb boat is pushing the rear end down.

 

Just a smidgen. 

 

But I can't imagine pulling all of that boat with a 2.8 liter V6 with 170 lb-ft of torque.

 

The traction of front wheel drive makes it possible, this proves it:

citation8145.jpg

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I wonder if the front wheel drive traction that manufacturers bragged about in the 80s is compromised when a 5,000 lb boat is pushing the rear end down.

Just a smidgen.

But I can't imagine pulling all of that boat with a 2.8 liter V6 with 170 lb-ft of torque.

The traction of front wheel drive makes it possible, this proves it:

citation8145.jpg

Actually, in that situation FWD may help because the wheels won't be under water. The key is to have a low tongue weight and there are trailer designs that can achieve that.

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If that Citation tried to pull a boat out of the water, either the chassis will split in half or the engine will overheat and explode.  The question is just which one happens first.

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