ford ranchero


What is the connection between these things:

1973 Dodge Dart

1976 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

1976 Cadillac Coupe de Ville: Cruella de Ville had a red roof, IIRC

1976 Buick Skyhawk

Should be green like Kermit the frog

Ford 1977 Ford Ranchero

Ford 1977 Ford Ranchero (yeah, that one)

1978 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe

1979 Lincoln Continental Town Coupé

Red Leather

Red Leather is a deal closer

1979 Ford LTD wagon

1979 Ford LTD wagon: A Wagon Train, except with no sexual connotation whatsoever

1979 Ford LTD wagon: A Wagon Train, except with no sexual connotation whatsoever

LTD dash

Mmm… plastic


a.  Cliff  Clavin:  What are 6 cars that have never been in my driveway? b.  They’re all giant pieces of shit?

Seriously. What other possible connection could there be? Am I missing any?


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