Ford LTD
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Make: Ford
Model: LTD
Ford LTD

The Ford LTD was a car model name that has been used by the Ford Motor Company both in North America and Australia. The 'LTD' designation is considered by some an abbreviation of "Luxury Trim Decor". If this is the case then Ford did not look at the car before coming up with this name. Someone cannot look at this car and honestly say it elicits thought of luxury. Others argue that it originally stood for "Lincoln Type Design". And yet say that it stood for nothing and was just three meaningless letters, which is hopefully the case. Nevertheless, the LTD was released supposedly as a luxury model. The standard upgrades were power windows, a power driver seat, power brakes, power steering, air conditioning and a full or half-vinyl top. Drivers also had the option of upgrading the interior with better materials and more powerful engines. A luxury range of large cars wore the LTD badge from 1965 to 1986 in the United States. The LTD name debuted as the highest trim level package on the Ford Galaxie 500. It shortly thereafter became its own model in 1967. The Ford Galaxie name continued for the lower levels until 1974. From 1968 to 1970, the LTD shared its grille, trim pieces, and hidden headlights with the Galaxie XL sport coupe and the Country Squire station wagon. It is too bad but the hidden headlights were removed in 1971, making the grille, trim pieces and the tail lamp treatment the only differences in the body. Later, in 1975, the LTD name took over completely. From 1975 to 1978, an even more up market model with Lincoln-like hidden headlights and fender skirts was marketed as the LTD Landau. During this period, the model was also sold in Mexico. But really, the most amazing part about this model is that it was a luxury model. One glance in its direction and anyone would argue otherwise.

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