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Old 02-11-2004, 01:07   #1 (permalink)
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GT, GTHO, GL, S, what do they all stand for?

I was wondering what all the abbreviations stand for on cars (Ford's in particular). I remember that GT or GTHO stood for one thing before the great media frenzie that stopped the Phase IV's ever hitting the production lines in the mid 70's, but I can't remember exactly what. They did change it to tone down the image and reputation of the vehicles being very powerfull.

That got me thinking about what all of the others ment. A quick google found alot of information on VIN Numbers and their history but nothing on the abreviations.

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GT = Grand Touring
GTHO = Grand Touring Handling Option
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PS - Do a thread mine, this has been asked, and answered before from memory - try the falcon or fpv forum history.
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Some people will say HO is High Output, that's for Mustangs, NOT Aussie GT's
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yeh.... that was to keep the pollies quiet by naming it handling option
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Yeah that worked hey, damn phase 4 :(
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I was wondering what all the abbreviations stand for on cars (Ford's in particular). I remember that GT or GTHO stood for one thing before the great media frenzie that stopped the Phase IV's ever hitting the production lines in the mid 70's, but I can't remember exactly what. They did change it to tone down the image and reputation of the vehicles being very powerfull.

That got me thinking about what all of the others ment. A quick google found alot of information on VIN Numbers and their history but nothing on the abreviations.

Drop a post if you have any info on this topic.
GT = Grand Touring
GT-HO = Grand Touring Handling Option
GT-A = Grand Touring Automatic
GT-P = Grand Touring Premium
GS = Grand Sport
L = Luxury
GL = Grand Luxury (strange for a base model though)
S= Sport
XR (2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8) = Experimental Racing

Hope this helps.
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I have heard HO = High Octane

Phase IV's.... That whole saga was a great shame... Although they weren't a total loss I suppose. We can still appreciate them, just not drive them.

How good would it be to have them on the road?
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GT = Grand Touring
GT-HO = Grand Touring Handling Option
GT-A = Grand Touring Automatic
GT-P = Grand Touring Premium
GS = Grand Sport
L = Luxury
GL = Grand Luxury (strange for a base model though)
S= Sport
XR (2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8) = Experimental Racing

Hope this helps.
Thanks that is a great help... Your right GL is a bit hard to understand.
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Ah didn't know that about XR.

What's XT? Anything at all? I'd call it the PP if I was incharge.

No not poo poo
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