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#280 of 281 Re: 3 on the tree to three on the floor [lemko]
Jan 02, 2009 (5:50 pm)
Shoot, I thought those 1965-66 full-size Fords were supposed to be "Quieter than a Rolls-Royce!"
I think Ford only made that claim for the LTD. Part of positioning that model as a 'premium' car.
#281 of 281 Re: 3 on the tree to three on the floor [bhill2]
Jan 02, 2009 (6:50 pm)
About 1970 my dad started buying these company cars from State Farm where my uncle worked. They'd be a couple of years old and have about 50K on them. The first one was a 66 Fairlane. The one real memory of that was that there was no play in the wheel at all. If you sneezed you'd probably drive off the road. So just to show me I suppose the next one was a Ford Custom with no power steering. My goodness that took some real effort to turn!
After that he got a 71 Galaxie 500 that was a nice car for what it was though you still had to steer it like that Fairlane.
His next car was the best of that crop - a 72 Impala with a 350 in it. It was a god awful brown but a nice car to drive. Got my first speeding ticket in it.