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RealRides of WNY - 1977 Ford LTD

July 16, 2019

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Ford LTD


The For Sale sign on this 1977 Ford LTD, seen last week in Lewiston, seems to indicate it might be all original. This one was in the middle of Ford’s big-car lineup for 1977 — a lineup which was doing battle with Chevy’s new downsized cars. In the brochure they reminded us that “Ford hasn’t forgotten the big-car family,” and they hadn’t “…reduced the 1977 Ford LTD by a single inch.” And how’d that turn out? Ford sold over 445,000 Custom 500s and LTDs, while Chevy pushed over 661,000 Impalas and Caprices out the door. The other Ford models were the base Custom 500 — think police car/taxi/cheap Dad — and the more upscale LTD Landau. Wagons were the Custom 500 Ranch Wagon, base LTD, and the LTD Country Squire.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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