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Steve Lichtman
07-12-2014, 02:54 PM
http://www.professionalcarsociety.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=24966&stc=1&d=1405209969

And now for something completely different...

A '71 Ford LTD limo (https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/4492283777.html), interesting.

Any ideas on the coachbuilder?

http://images.craigslist.org/01010_h2XYzgEHR1K_600x450.jpg

Patrick J. Martin
07-12-2014, 03:22 PM
AHA. This car was on Craigslist 1-2 years ago under a previous owner.

Bill Marcy
07-12-2014, 04:39 PM
I have always been a huge fan of this era Ford LTD and this limo is very attractive!

Peter Grave
07-12-2014, 06:15 PM
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.

Mark Novak
07-12-2014, 09:02 PM
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/

Mike McGeehan
07-12-2014, 09:06 PM
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.
http://my.net-link.net/~dcline/l_hotton.htm

Mike McGeehan
07-12-2014, 09:45 PM
....one criticism: I think the vinyl treatment on the divider has a less than finished look.

Mike McGeehan
07-12-2014, 10:16 PM
More on Hotton:
http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/a/aha/aha.htm

Bill Marcy
07-12-2014, 10:31 PM
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!

Mike McGeehan
08-01-2014, 05:22 PM
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.

Mike McGeehan
08-01-2014, 05:26 PM
Here's pics of the car in the 70's. Anyone know the year of the wagon behind it for a reference ?

Rick Franklin
08-01-2014, 05:38 PM
So glad someone bought it that will respect it!

Mike McGeehan
08-01-2014, 05:44 PM
So glad someone bought it that will respect it!

Thanks, Rick. Yeah, she's gonna get some lovin" ! I'll post some pics as I clean her up.

Bill Marcy
08-01-2014, 07:21 PM
Here's pics of the car in the 70's. Anyone know the year of the wagon behind it for a reference ?

The wagon is a 1971 Pontiac Grand Safari.

Mike McGeehan
08-01-2014, 08:12 PM
Certainly it's a work in progress but she cleans up nice:

Mike McGeehan
08-01-2014, 08:15 PM
More post cleanup:

Peter Grave
08-01-2014, 10:54 PM
Looks GREAT!!! Hope to see it on the street. Get rid of the steering wheel cover (no class). Have a 71 Ford LTD convertible in yard real bad but here for picking.

Mike McGeehan
08-01-2014, 11:17 PM
Looks GREAT!!! Hope to see it on the street. Get rid of the steering wheel cover (no class). Have a 71 Ford LTD convertible in yard real bad but here for picking.

The steering wheel cover was the former owners contribution. It seemed simple to remove it but it had formed/hardened around steering wheel and I'll have to cut it off.

Bill Marcy
08-01-2014, 11:44 PM
I am very happy that you bought this car, Mike. To me, she is a beauty! I would like to have bought it myself. It is great that such a rare car will be saved.

John Royark JR
08-02-2014, 05:03 AM
So glad this AHA ended up in a PCS members hands, I was wondering where it went.

Gus Boucher
08-02-2014, 10:39 AM
GREAT LOOKING CAR!!! I love the specials and the slightly custom limos. ENJOY IT !!! :applause:
P.S. The wagon in the early photo looks to be a 1971 Pontiac.

Steve Lichtman
08-04-2014, 04:55 PM
Oh good, I'm glad you got it. Looks great! Glad it's getting the care it deserves.