Cars that don't fit into Fords lineup
Firstly, I was thinking in the engine thread, where the Hell does the LTD fit nower days.
FTE? Ford? Where is its engine gone (175Kw in the most expencive ford in OZ?)?
Will it be axed evenutally? Fairlane encroachment? I haven't seem many LTD's in Sydney, some in melbourne not many there either. I see Statemen everywhere, Granges are falling off trees in comparison.
When I was a kid, the dream was to own a black, LTD with black tinted windows, and have the biggest engine fitted to it. Back then it was those boxy mid 80's cars and the LTD fitted that so well. The name LTD still brings that to my mind, the car the stealthy CEO's drove.
I also heard the Fairmont was going to be exported/made to/in the USA as the LTD.
Export it, don't give it to the yanks. They won't get it right.
Ok, the LTD should be the flagship car for Ford. Forget the mustang.
If you want to grab criminal attention and desirability with the XR6/8 then the LTD should be the car of choice for well healed oraganised crime people.
Firstly colour range should be limited for the LTD. Black is a must maybe make a special black for the LTD (appears on a short wheel base falcon on say a GT or TS). Silver and white would be the other main options.
This car needs a engine, six cylinder should be redundant thats why the fairmont is for.
Anything on the t-series should be a option on the LTD. Maybe the V10 that was in the FTe mustang should be a option (after all its expencive and not a flat out sports car). Exports should help build its image, US, middle east, europe. It has to be americanish and euroish (like the grange/stateman is).
Also the cougar so doesn't fit in with FTe.. move it, maybe if it had some sort of turbo or something..
A true hypo six (with a man trans) would fit in FTe.. HSV doesn't have one (Xu-6 no man trans).