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What does the LTD stand for in a Ford?

Meaning of “LTD” in a Ford Context
The meaning of “LTD” in the context of Ford has been a subject of speculation and debate. While it is commonly assumed to stand for “Limited,” there is no definitive answer from Ford regarding its meaning. Some theories and explanations have been proposed over the years:
– Most people naturally assumed LTD was shorthand for limited edition, but Ford chose to deny this intention when they dreamed up the three-letter abbreviation, no doubt with the sturdy advice of their lawyers and marketing people.
– In Australia, popular opinion points to Lincoln Type Design – which is what Ford Australia PR told the local motoring press. Its widely believed the local Ford PR people simply made that up in the hope that Lincoln prestige would rub off on the local product (Lincolns were never sold downunder).
– A recent post on a Ford forum claimed to see a Ford hubcap in the 1960s with the words Lincoln Thunderbird Design. Another theory has it representing Limited Tr.
It’s worth noting that Ford has never produced a definitive statement on the matter, or if they have, it has not been widely circulated. Therefore, the exact meaning of “LTD” in the Ford context remains ambiguous and open to interpretation.

How many years did Ford make the LTD?

So when you think of a Ford LTD you can make up anything you like – Luxurious Two Door, or Love To Death, but my favorite is Living The Dream. The LTD nameplate lasted from 1965 to 1986 in the USA, while in Australia it soldiered on until 2007 as Ford’s flagship model.

Why was the GT40 banned?

The Mk II and IV were both obsolete after the FIA had changed the rules to ban unlimited capacity engines, ruling out the 427 cu in (7 L) Ford V8. However, the Mk I, with its smaller engine, was legally able to race as a homologated sports car because of its production numbers.

Why was the Ford LTD discontinued?

In addition to slow sales, potential model overlap with the Fairmont (and LTD) led to the discontinuation of the LTD II station wagon after 1977. For 1979, the LTD II effectively became obsolete upon the introduction of the downsized Ford LTD.

How much did a Ford LTD cost in 1972?

The 1972 LTD four-door hardtop sedan listed at $3,941, which is about $22,600 when calculated in inflation-adjusted 2017 dollars. This is a lot of car for that kind of money, especially when you consider that $8,640 was needed to buy a Lincoln Continental Mark IV that year.

What is Ford LTD?

Introduced as the highest trim level of the full-size Ford model range (then the Ford Galaxie 500), the LTD moved the Ford range upmarket, offering options and features previously reserved for Mercury and Lincoln vehicles.

What is the gas mileage on a 1972 Ford LTD?

Based on data from 2 vehicles, 11 fuel-ups and 2,263 miles of driving, the 1972 Ford LTD gets a combined Avg MPG of 12.69 with a 2.47 MPG margin of error.

What truck is Ford discontinuing?

Ford F-150 Lightning
A Ford F-150 Lightning on a production line of the Ford Motor Co. Rouge Electric Vehicle Center (REVC) in Dearborn, Michigan, US, on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. Ford will shut down one of two production shifts in April at the Dearborn, Michigan, factory that builds the F-150 Lightning electric pickup.

What replaced the Ford LTD?

But then a funny thing happened: Around 1983–84, big-car sales started picking up again, so the Panther chassis LTDs were kept and actually outlived the midsize LTD, which disappeared after 1986, replaced by the all-new Taurus.

When did Ford stop making LTD?

Ford LTD (Americas), an automobile produced by the Ford Motor Company in North America from 1965 through 1986.

How much horsepower did a 1972 Ford Ltd have?

The LTD’s standard engine was the latest generation of 302 Windsor small-block, generating 220 hp, with the 351 Cleveland small block, 390-cid V-8, and 429 big-block engines also available.

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