I thought this ’73 LTD coupe would make a bit of a counterpoint to Jason’s remarkable find of a 1953 British Ford Consul in the US. If this big Ford had been built in the US and exported to Mexico, the point would be a lot more counter. But since these were built locally there, the point isn’t very pointy at all.
But then these cars in beater condition are getting mighty scarce in the US, so if it takes Eric Clem to go to Guadalajara in order to find one, we’ll celebrate the find here on the pages of CC.
I tend to think of the 1975-up version of these, with the silly “Pillared Hardtop” name. I’d almost forgotten how much this coupe roof looks like its 1971-1972 predecessor. To the point where I wonder if it shares some of its roof structure with them.
This LTD is sharing the curb with another Blue Oval relative, a Maverick that’s seen better days.
Looks like it’s got a Grabber hood. I assume these were made in Mexico too.
And bringing up the rear is a Duster riding mighty high. No engine? Or is that a look, like it was in the late 50s and early 60s?
Having lived in Mexico for almost ten years now, I see a lot of older cars here. Not just American cars either I see numerous Renault 12’s also Renault 4’s and 5’s. Many Peugeots and Citroens as well as Suzukis and Seats. There is even a Borgward near where I live. I live in a small town in the mountains right on the shore of the largest natural lake in Mexico. This is a tourist area 30 miles south of Guadalajara.
Reminds me of the old neighborhood.
Well, at least the interior of that Maverick is being protected by the sunshade. Like it needs it.
Is that a “C” Pillar on the back of the LTD?? I think the word pillar does it a disservice. Perhaps slab would be more apt. Chunk? The sheer size of it must have required its own stamping table.
It’s interesting that there was such a market in Mexico for big 2-door cars. Usually in small, protected markets penetrated by big (relatively or otherwise) American cars only the 4-door versions were ever even offered.