I'm was wondering what the largest car (not truck) that FoMoCo ever mass
produced. I'm guessing the answer is the styling travesty that is the '58
Lincoln, but wouldn't rule out the 70's Mark IVs. And an honorable mention
probably goes to the those County Squire station wagons.
Gargoyles SETI@home group
I think the biggest Ford "car" was probably an early 70's
Country Squire Wagon - 121" wheelbase, 221.4" overall
lenght, 79.3" wide, 4560 lbs. By the way, except for the
weight and height, this is bigger than a current Expedition
(119" in wb, 205.8" overall, 78.7": wide). The mid 60's
Lincolns had a longer wheelbase (126") but weren't as long
overall (216"). A mid-70's Lincoln was bigger 120.4" wb,
228.1" overall lenght, so my guess would be that the biggest
"Fords" would be a mid-70's Lincoln.
This is an interesting question. I had a 1972 2 door LTD. It was long
enough for me to stretch my 6' frame out on the hood with a good 6" of room
remaining below my feet. It was about 1.5 feet longer than a 15 passenger
I sold the 1972 LTD Brougham convertible last year that I owned
from mew. I gave the buyer all the information I has on the car
and I can't recall the dimensions. If memory serves the WB was
122" and it WAS wide. My wife could not reach over on open the
passenger door from the driver sear without unhooking her belt
and she is 5'9"
I know when it was in my garage alongside the 1983 Continental
Mark VI Signature I own, it was both longer and wider.
My offhand vote would be the 1967 Ford wagon that my next door neighbors
bought. $4777.77. I always thought the window sticker had to be made up
to get that price.
I think I read that the ~58 Lincoln used as the basis for the 1967
Batmobile was the largest two door car that Ford had produced.
Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8-122.5
On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 02:05:42 -0500, "james_anatidae"
I thought the 1960ish Lincoln was the largest.
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"What, sir, is the use of militia? It is to prevent the
establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. . .
Whenever Government means to invade the rights and liberties of
the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order
to raise a standing army upon its ruins." -- Debate, U.S. House
of Representatives, August 17, 1789
The longest wheelbase of any production lincoln was 145 inches.
The last 145 inch lincoln produced was the 1940 Model K LWB. 133 Model
Ks were built in 1940, some of which were 136" wheelbase.. At least
one, the "sunshine special" used as a parade car for presidents
Roosevelt and truman had a 160 inch whealbase.
From1958 to 1960 Lincolns had 131 inch wheelbase.1960-63 wheelbase was
123 and total length was 213". 1964-67 had 126" wheelbase and the 67
was 221" long.
The largest Ford branded vehicles produced in quantity were the1969 to
1978 full size Fords at 121 inches. Bumper to bumper length was 225".
The Mercury that year was larger at 229" overall. The Ford was 79.5
inches wide, and the Mercury and lincoln were 80".
In 1965-67 the Merc had 123" wheelbase and overall length of 220.4"
for some '65-'66 models.
My dad had a '62 Ranch Wagon that sat 46 people and required its own zip
code. We had to buy a second car to use as a tug to get it in and out of
the garage. Dad sold it to a developer who turned it into condos.
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