My first car was a '70 LTD, in '75. I've owned all the domestic
manufacturers cars at one time or another. As we speak(Type)
I own a Ford for every day of the week, and even the wife owns
two Fords... My daily right now is a '78 Bronco, gotta get me and
the tools to work, my toys are Euro Fords, Capris and XR4Tis, and
the dump runner is an '86 F150. The only car I shouldn't have sold
is my old '67 Impala SS, 396/4speed/12 bolt, all stock, but I was a
22 year old know it all at the time... Do you know what those
Chevy guys would pay for one of those??
So for the last 33 years, I've had a Ford, even the European ones
First car was a 56 purchased in the mid to late '60s.... followed by a 61
Falcon... soon fitted with a 260 V-8 (something that didn't happen until 63
or 64). And then a 64.5 Mustang vert with the 289/225 horse... This also
went under the mechanical "knife" - when I was finally done, it sported dual
quads, a totally ignorant mechanical lifter cam and a top loader in place of
the recently destroyed C4... One missed 2 - 3 later and the motor fit real
loose in a five gallon buck... Many others followed... a 67 Fairlane two
door HT... a 72 XR7 vert (351C -4V in that puppy)...
If I had them today, I'd be a rich man... Sadly, back when they and I parted
company - they were just another old car...
1985 Escort L - purchased for $500 1993
1990 Escort GT - purchased for $3500 1995
2000 Taurus Wagon - dealer new
2004 F-150 XLT - dealer new
So I've got fifteen years of Ford, can't complain too much because I
like fixing cars and not too much goes wrong with the newer vehicles.
The used ones had problems that I would have expected from any used
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