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Old 07-12-2014, 01:54 PM
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And now for something completely different...

A '71 Ford LTD limo, interesting.

Any ideas on the coachbuilder?

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AHA. This car was on Craigslist 1-2 years ago under a previous owner.
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:39 PM
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I have always been a huge fan of this era Ford LTD and this limo is very attractive!
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A great deal of work went into this Limo. Its not just a cut and Make a rear door. The 1/4 panel has been stretched between the wheel opening and the door line and the rear door is fabricated it looks like from two doors. Roof is also stretched in the sail panel. Much more work than todays efforts. Can't say I like the interior color. One things for sure no ones going to pull up to you with one like it. You have to wonder who built it.
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Does anyone else think this should be pulling up next to it for the next scene in the movie?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60804502@N00/2774488055/
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I spoke to the owner about a year ago and if it was closer to me, I'd have bought it. I really, really like the pimpy velour interior.
I did some research back then and I believe it's an Andy Hotton creation, though that's only supposition. Whoever created it, it's fantastic.
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....one criticism: I think the vinyl treatment on the divider has a less than finished look.
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More on Hotton:
http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/a/aha/aha.htm
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Does anyone else think this should be pulling up next to it for the next scene in the movie?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60804502@N00/2774488055/
I think so!
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I drove in/out of Detroit and lived to tell about it. Oh yeah......and I bought the '71 LTD Limo. She's pimptastic. I rescued it from the fate of rotting away in a suburban Detroit trailer park. The custom work on this is amazing.

My buddy and I got the center dividing window to operate again, the moon roof now closes tight. The trunk was customized without a key lock on trunk....and the power release didn't work. We managed to unlock the trunk by removing the back seat and climbing thru. I thought I would find a nightmare since they removed the tv antenna from the trunk and left the hole open to the Michigan elements (!). To my relief, all was good with some dampness ( no rust) that will be cured.
Only the driver window goes up/down, power locks don't function, brake lights out and some other electrical problems that we'll take one-at-a-time. No key for the custom wheel locks.
Despite her imperfections, I'm diggin' this car.
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