I hope you all enjoyed the Hooniverse Malaise Era Low Mileage Weekend, and as the last post for Saturday I thought I would go deep into the Malaise with two large Fords, each with 2-Doors, acres of Plastiwood, wide bench seating, multiple opera windows, stand-up hood ornaments, and more vinyl than a Tupperware factory. Yes, here is a 1973 Ford Thunderbird with only 4,800 miles, and a 1976 Ford LTD Landau with only 12,300 Miles. Both are big, look imposing, and offer none of the efficiency of todays cars…
Let’s start with this 1973 Ford Thunderbird. This car is advertised as having only covered 4,800 miles during its entire life. The condition of the interior might just validate that claim, and when was the last time you saw an interior in green? The Documentation is all there, and it might just be the finest Thunderbird of this era available.
The Buy-it-Now price for this rather large personal luxury coupe is $15,500, which might just be a little too rich for most people. There will be a lot of work fixing all the soft bits here and there, but I think this car will be worth it in the end. See the listing (Turn off your speakers if you are not an Elvis Presley fan though) and tell me if you think the car is worth the asking price.
Now let’s go onto this 1976 Ford LTD Landau. This was not suppose to be a competitor to the Thunderbird or the Lincoln Mark IV, but Ford could not resist adding all the kitschy disco era touches to your average large 2-door sedan. Take a look at the windows; They slotted an “Opera Window” between the two other windows. It comes with rear wheel skirts, vinyl roof, coordinating body-side molding, hidden headlamps that are not that well hidden, stand-up hood ornament, and miles of vinyl in the most pimpalicious shade of blue this side of a disco ball.
The car has only been driven a total of 12,300 miles, and the current bid stands at $6,701, with no reserve. This is a great price for a rather large 2-door, but why not take a look at the listing here, and tell me what you think.
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