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1972 Ford LTD

There is Bill’s Burger Bar, and Bill’s Gay Nineties, and then there is Bill’s Van & 4x4 Center on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn, where you can often find relics of The French Connection-era New York, like this ‘72 LTD.

It is said Bunkie Knudsen brought the beak-like front-end with him from Pontiac when we left there for Ford in 1968. Mr. Knudsen was not with Ford long. Lee Iacoccoa fired him in 1969, but this dramatic look was applied to the Thunderbirds and LTDs of the early seventies.