This Not-A-Ford first hit the streets in 1975. It was this car companies answer to the OPEC Gas Crisis of 1973. Meant to be a mid size car with full size luxury it was a sales hit. Over 560,000 were sold between 1975-1979. Trying to go European in theme and styling it had a very Mercedes Benz look. TV ads of the day joked how the parking attendant couldn’t tell this car from a Benz. Sounds like the parking dude was sipping some Boone’s Farm during his break. You could order the very Euro sounding Ghia model. With the Ghia you got leather seats with very tacky fake wood dash, leather
wrapped steering wheel, vinyl roof and an LED clock. The Ghia also got rear disc brakes. This rear disc set up would become a favorite of street rodders for decades. If you kept checking the option boxes you could get a fancy moonroof or 14 inch alloy wheels. Engines ranged from a 200 cubic inch six cylinder up to a smogafied 351 V8. According to Car and Driver magazine three of the five top execs of this company used the Ghia model as their personal transportation. What Auto is This??