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Fastback68
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posted 11-09-2002 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This sounds like a daft question to me, but in my books, on e-bay etc. I sometimes come across a car that Ford used to build called a "Ford". For example some Mustang years were numbered on the production line along with Fairlanes, Falcons and Fords ... that kind of thing.
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mustangs68
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posted 11-09-2002 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simon,
I understand
and for an o'pin I feel any product/auto built by Ford Motor Company is rightly called a FORD.
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cobravenom71
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posted 11-09-2002 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure, but I think that when people refer to a 'Ford', as you describe it, they are probably referring to an early-to-mid sixties Ford 4-door sedan.
They had Fairlanes and Galaxies then, and I think the very cheapest one, maybe in the Fairlane line, was simply labled as a 'Ford', wiith no other lables. Maybe.
On those lines, does anyone remember the Cadillac 'Calais' from the seventies?
It was basically a stripped down Coupe DeVille(no vinyl roof,plastic seats, cheap hubcaps, etc...)with no Cadillac emblems, just 'Calais' emblems. Not too popular, as I remember.

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dark7068
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posted 11-09-2002 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought it would be an LTD or something. A guy I know has a LTD but all it says on it is FORD.

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cobravenom71
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posted 11-09-2002 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If all it says on it is 'Ford', how do you know its an LTD?
I think you are right-the 'stripper' LTD's were called simply 'Ford'.

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dark7068
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posted 11-09-2002 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It had a LTD insignia inside.

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cobravenom71
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posted 11-09-2002 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I think your'e right. Actually, I've been looking for a 73' 'Ford'. It would be the mate to the starsky & Hutch Torino I have. Problem is,any that I've found are usually in good enough shape to command more than a few bucks, and I can't see buying a somewhat decent car, and then 'beating it up'(including caving in the roof and drivers fender) just to make it look 'authentic'. Plus, if I actually bought a 'Hutch' replica, I know my wife would divorce me for sure.
Wait a minute..Geez, all I have to do is...

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