By on February 6, 2015

08 - 1977 Ford LTD wagon Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinIn one of those confusing branding moves that’s up there with the baffling Toyota Corolla Tercel, Ford decided to name a Torino-based midsize car the LTD II while keeping the regular full-sized LTD. This went on for the 1977 and 1978 model years, and then for 1979 the “big” LTD went to the Panther platform and sold alongside LTD IIs for that year. Why? Well, that’s like asking why Henry Ford II refused Soichiro Honda’s offer of cheap CVCC engines for the Fiesta a few years before! Anyway, here’s an extremely green first-year LTD II wagon (not a Country Squire, which was based on the larger “regular” LTD) that I spotted in Northern California a couple weeks back. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • EBFlex: “My current vehicles have 77K, 72K, and 55K and average 9 years old and no issues. I bought them new...
  • CrystalEyes: If people think eliminating dealers will mean lower prices I expect they will be dissapointed.
  • revjasper: Between Youtube and inexpensive diagnostic tools, the DIY has gotten easier in the past few years. Picked...
  • Jeff S: I clicked on the link to the Dodge A100. Did Murilee ever finish his A100 and if so that would make a good...
  • Inside Looking Out: Americans need to haggle with dealer or give tips to enjoy car buying experience in its full....

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Jo Borras
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber