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Old 03-10-2010, 04:15 PM
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Default Vehicles least deserving of collectors plates

Spotted this in the Walmart parking lot today. Collectors plates... really? on a Ford LTD wagon?
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:17 PM
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looks like the fella likes to collect poop.
very fitting to have the crow sniffin it out.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:27 PM
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hey,
its got mudflaps and wagon wheels
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:30 PM
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Agree with you there Corbet, but I must say, if I could get collector plates on my car, and have that much less emissions to pass, I'd probably go for it too.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:50 PM
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Nope, sorry, that thing is totally bitchin'. I had a '78 LTD and the thing was next to indestructible. Second gear on the interstate, the 302 would not throw a rod for all the abuse I could give it. Aircraft carrier length hood, good for surfing. Thick sheetmetal in the roof, ideal for directly bolting bike carrying devices on. Pass thru into the voluminous trunk, good for beer runs and road trips.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:10 PM
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I too had a LTD, 77 Gold with wood side stickers. Bought it from my parents for $1000 as my first car, they put a $1000 into tires, tune up, new windshield and some other stuff. It had the 400 in it and it moved pretty darn well for a big car full of partying teen agers on a Friday night. We counted once, 14 people in the car with a Keg on the way to Chatfield.

First two accidents were in that car, a Mercedes and a corvette. Guess who had the damage??? All I damaged on my car was one of the trim bars on the right turn signal.

I had some "GREAT" memories in that car.....................did I mention it was a station wagon
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:25 AM
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Default 1978 Ford LTD.

I used to crew on a full fixed keel 22' sailboat. We towed it with a Ford LTD wagon with the 400. We had a 15' Trailer hitch extension to get the boat into deep enough water to float it off the trailer. Usually the LTD was backed in up to the taillights too.

I cannot think of a single time the LTD didn't get us to a race.

One night, the owner knocked over a gas pump in Oklahoma with the end of the very long mast. He just kept goin'! *laughs* Ah good times.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:28 AM
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My best friend had a 78 LTD sedan in highschool. It was a fun car to pile people into. But I still would not make the effort to keep one on the road today.
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Everything's cool to someone...
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:41 AM
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I had my grandma get collectors plates for her early 80's buick station wagon just so she wouldnt have to wait in line twice each year; once for emissions and once for tags. Not exactly a collectors item...but hey, its a time saver!
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