1980 Ford LTD is as good as a Rolls Royce at something

In 1965 Ford tried to sell potential LTD buyers on the fact it was quieter than a Rolls Royce because, as well all know, interior noise is a huge factor in car buying. 15 years later, even though the LTD's low decibel advantage had turned into a barely audible tie, Ford was still proud of that fact the LTD was as good … » 4/02/11 9:00am 4/02/11 9:00am

1984 Ford LTD: The Family Car Bob Bondurant Likes To Hoon

The Fox-based '84 Ford LTD really did » 10/28/08 3:00pm 10/28/08 3:00pm handle pretty well… if you checked the boxes for all the suspension options that came on the cop version when you bought one, that is, and for some reason that bit of info doesn't get much play in this ad. This ad would have been far more entertaining had Mr. Bondurant taken the…

Google Street View Dishes Up Another Fascinating Slice-O-Life


Now, we can't say for sure what sort of transaction was captured on film by the Google Street View photography vehicle; perhaps the Illinois gentleman with the roll of bills is negotiating for the purchase of an 80s Ford LTD. Whatever it is, we're seeing free enterprise in glorious effect here. Take that, Commies!… » 3/25/08 10:00am 3/25/08 10:00am

1970 Ford LTD

You see how obsessed dedicated I am to shooting Alameda street-parked cars for this series? Even in the midst of a rainstorm howling in off the Pacific, I'm busting out the camera when I spot a cool car parked on Alameda's busy main drag! And it was worth it in this case, because nothing makes a beater LTD look tougher … » 2/14/08 9:00am 2/14/08 9:00am

Project Car Hell: Rotary Minx or Dearborn Barge?

Friday's Choose Your Eternity poll was won by the '71 Datsun 510 wagon, which beat the Gremlin (though not by an ass-whooping margin). Today we're going to go seriously low-buck, with a pair of projects available for a mere five Benjamins... or maybe even less, depending on the ruthlessness of your dealmaking chops...

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1970 Ford LTD

Today's Down On The Street car could be looked at two different ways. You could see it as a beat-up heap, suitable for nothing but lowering property values and no doubt owned by the evil silhouetted guy on the Neighborhood Watch signs, or you could look at it the way you'd look at a once-glorious mansion now fallen on… » 7/09/07 8:30am 7/09/07 8:30am

'65 Ford LTD: Just Like a Rolls, Really!

Car buyers in 1965 faced quite the dilemma. It goes without saying that the reading on a decibel meter inside the passenger cabin is the number one priority when making a car-purchase decision- everyone knows that- but say you're geared up to buy a Rolls-Royce and now you find that the new LTD registers a quieter…

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