As many of you know I have really become interested
in Thunderbirds. I have always liked the 1972-76 Luxury T-Birds, but now have a Special
Interest in the much Sportier and trimmer 1977-79 T-Birds. The 1987-88 Turbo and
Sport Coupes also hold my interests as well as the 1989-97 MN12 T-Birds that Ford
so abruptly abandoned.
Closely related to and being the base chassis for
the 1977-79 T-Birds are the 1972-73 Torinos.
Besides having an interest in Thunderbirds and Torinos,
I was infected at a very young age by my parents with my love for convertibles! When
I was growing up we had a new Sunliner or Galaxie 500 XL convertible every couple
of years and boy was I spoiled! I wish that I could track down a few that we used
Last but by far not least, is the labor of my love!
The Marquette was built by Buick for starting in
June of 1929 for the 1930 Model year but by years end it became an orphaned make
along with Viking (Oldsmobiles Companion cars) and Oakland (that was replaced by
its own companion car Pontiac!)