End of the line: Ford’s Panther plant to close today
By Andrew Ganz
Thursday, Sep 15th, 2011
Ford Motor Company’s – and, perhaps, the industry’s – most venerable design will cease production later today in St. Thomas, Ontario, when the last vehicle to ride on the automaker’s...
Is Ford's venerable, in demand Panther platform about to ride off into the sunset a little too early?
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Panther platform..30 years!..a good, old friend !!!
This year the panther platform celebrate its 30 birthday.... The good old friend will be with us until 2012.
i have some pics of the very good cars building atop this platform.
My girlfriend spilled juice on this drawing; I photoshopped it out as much as I could in 5 minutes and posted it anyway.
(forgot the door handles!)
Ford Crown VIctoria
Lincoln Town Car
This is from a couple weeks ago. Ford should be retiring the Panther platform soon. Not sure if it'll...
Since the Town Car may be around till the new RWD platform, I thought a refresh of the current one might carry it over. I started with a early 90s TC, chopped in the MRT front end, redid the roof/windows to give it more of a Lehman-Peterson Limo look.
"Ford Motor says Grand Marquis and Crown Victoria will phase out in 2010-2012 time frame, thus finally retiring their vintage-1979 basic design. However, sources say the company is spending some $200 million for '09-model chassis upgrades and cosmetic tweaks--which seems odd for death-row models...