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October 2009 (Archived)

Image: 1970 Cadillac DeVille ConvertibleTHEY'RE HERE!
1969 and 1970 Cadillac

The Spirit of the Seventies


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- 09/2009

Friday, October 30, 2009 8:05:36 AM

For sale in The Showroom: 1977 Ford Thunderbird Town Landau. Black with Dark Red Media Velour interior. Original owner, just 25,000 miles. This particular car doesn't have the optional vinyl roof, which accentuates the clean, beautiful lines and brushed Tiara roof molding, and eliminates all the troublesome rust issues that factory vinyl roofs can hide. If you've been looking for a classic mid-sized Thunderbird, this is a beautiful car and could just be the one you need in your garage!

As you probably know if you read AM, this model was the best equipped Thunderbird to date, and included virtually everything a luxury car buyer could want. A few options were available, but certainly not necessary on Ford's top of the line offering for 1977. This model set a new all-time sales record for the Thunderbird as well, and even to this day, the three years this body style was built rank at the top of production and sales figures.

These cars are easy to restore, as they shared many parts with other Ford models, and parts cars are still plentiful at salvages due to the high production numbers.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:15:25 PM

We've removed the Top News and Auto Industry News feeds from our Announcements/Recent Site Updates page. While the news stories were current, the links didn't always work and when we updated the feed the links didn't work at all with the Foxfire browser. We're working on it, and hope to have a solution in place in the next few days. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Friday, October 23, 2009 4:48:56 PM

(Image and link removed, this auction has ended.)
New in The Showroom is a gorgeous 1970 Cadillac Coupe deVille in the classic color combination of Byzantine Gold Metallic with Black vinyl roof and Medium Gold Dynasty Cloth and Leather interior. In mostly original condition, this Cadillac runs and drives great, and has factory climate control air conditioning that works, as do the power windows, locks, seat, and Cruise Control.

There's also an AM/FM stereo signal seeking radio with four speakers.

Trust us, you don't need to be handsome or pretty to get attention in this car! There's a reserve on it, and it's ready to drive today. Check it out and bid to win!

Have a great weekend, everyone! (We're still working on the 1970 Lincoln Continental section, and it's coming along nicely.)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 8:28:20 AM

AM takes a look at Sequential Rear Turn Signals in AUTO BREVITY. Introduced on the 1965 Thunderbird, sequential signals were exclusive to the Bird for just two years before being included on the new 1967 Mercury Cougar. Chrysler's Imperial included them for 1969, which was the top year for them in the number of cars equipped with the rippling light feature. Last seen on the 1973 Cougar, Ford has brought them back for 2010 on the Mustang.

Saturday, October 17, 2009 9:57:54 AM

Good Saturday morning, everyone! We updated the 1970 Continental Mark III Paint Codes page to clarify accent stripe availability, as well as to correct a couple of paint code numbers. Work continues on the 1970 Lincoln Continental section, which is scheduled next to come online. After that, the 1971 Lincoln Continental and 1967 and 1968 Cadillac sections are to be published. Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, October 16, 2009 7:04:32 AM

Hi everyone, we're back. Software issues appear to be resolved. It seems they were unrelated to one another, but when several different programs start acting up at the same time it would seem they should somehow be connected. At any rate, we've been updating the Thunderbird Sunroof Registry this week, as well as continuing to work on our product pages, which we plan on spending time on today as well. Should be more updates later today, have a good Friday everyone!

Saturday, October 10, 2009 9:31:26 AM

Happy Saturday, everyone. Three things for today:

1. We are having software issues not related to the site, but it is impacting our ability to provide updates. We hope to have this straightened out soon, but it will likely be next week before we do. (We'll keep you advised.)

2. New online today is a page dedicated to the 1977 Lincoln Continental Fixed Glass Moonroof Option, a seldom seen option for the 1977-1979 Lincoln Continentals. It was installed for Lincoln by American Sunroof Corporation (ASC), and came in two sizes depending on the model it was being installed on. It was inspired by the 1954 Ford and Mercury models that had a green tinted Plexiglas roof panel. Really pretty fascinating.

3. We've had a few people ask us to change our format here on the blog to include a headline instead of the prominent date. They've asked for the date to be smaller, and included at the top of each post. This shouldn't be too difficult to do, and we're considering it. We just wanted everyone to know that we did get your messages, and thanks for the suggestions!

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 9:16:25 AM

The 1952-1979 Lincoln Contents page has been published today. It is our gateway to the Continental Life. Published in preparation for the forthcoming 1970-1971 Lincoln Continental sections, it serves as the main navigation page for Lincoln. Access to the Mark series sections is also provided on this page, and the Mark pages have been updated as well to link to this new page.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 11:36:03 AM

We've updated the 1971 Thunderbird Paint Codes page with color samples and the Ditzler code to match the original color. We've also added a new photo to demonstrate the difference between the two roof lines on the two door models for 1971.

Monday, October 05, 2009 7:22:48 AM

Good Monday morning, everyone! There's a new car for sale in The Showroom. It's a Sable Black 1969 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham! Overall, it's in great condition and is certainly an impressive automobile to see. Check it out, it needs a new home and if you don't think it would be fun to own, you're wrong! Arriving in this baby would be the best part of going somewhere!

We're doing prep work for the first of the Lincoln cars (1970-1971) as well as working on the 1967-1968 Cadillacs, which are next to go online. We're also still reworking our Automotive Books and Movie and TV-Birds pages, but those are both big jobs so it will be a while before those are completed. Have a good day.

Saturday, October 03, 2009 6:15:15 PM

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. The only thing to report today is a new article at AUTO BREVITY on Anti-Lock Brake Systems. These were in testing for over a decade before being introduced by the car makers. Pretty interesting if we do say so ourselves. Hope you enjoy and take care!

Friday, October 02, 2009 9:05:26 AM

Our goal today is to wrap up the 1970 Cadillac section and get it published along with the 1969 Cadillac section. All of the 1969 pages are completed and most of the 1970 pages are done as well, so this should be achievable. Check back later this afternoon for an update.

Post 2: Friday, October 02, 2009 4:09:23 PM

Image: 1969 Cadillac Coupe deVilleThe 1969-1970 Cadillacs are online! Click 1969 Cadillac Contents or 1970 Cadillac Contents to see all the pertinent information. We'll be adding final touches over the weekend and giving everything another look. (You always spot things once they're online that you didn't see before exposing it to the rest of the world!) Enjoy all you Cadillac lovers out there, and have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 01, 2009 5:14:04 PM

We welcome in the month of October with a fresh start to the blog. The former blogs will be linked at the left if you want to take a trip down Memory Lane. We are publishing the 1970 Cadillac Contents page today with an article on the (you guessed it!) 1970 Cadillac! We expect to have both the 1969 and 1970 Cadillac sections online soon.

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