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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, April 28, 1973, Section B, Page 5B, Image 15

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I CAROLINA TIMES Sat., April 28, 1973 iriMWft Alarm System For Station Wagon Highlights Ford For 1973 A new Ford car, with booh front appearance, new sheet metal, and unique features in eluding an optional anti-theft alarm system and a standard spare tire extractor for station wagons, highlights Ford Divi sion offerings for 1973. "With our bread-and-butter car all new, and with the mar ket leadership we hope to con tinue wiht Pinto. Torino, Thun derbird and Mustang, we look forward to 1973 as another record-breaking year," said John Naughton, Ford vice president and Ford Division general manager. The Division's 39 car mo dels in six lines will make their debut at Ford dealerships Friday, September 22. Availa bility of ail vehicles is subject to Federal emissions certifica tion. Ford Division continues to expand the availability of radial-pry steel-belted tires which are standard again on the Thun derbird in 1973 and now op tional on all other car lines. These tires are offered with a 40,000-.nile wear guarantee from the manufacturer. The Ford car receives a new look, a more convenient instru ment panel, and a variety of new features. Thunderbird of fers a new front appearance and a new optional opera win dow. Torino, with two new lux ury models, eliminates tlie high back bench seat of 1972 and adds a new front grille. Mus tang's front bumper now is molded urethane. Maverick's interior, is sub stantially upgraded. Pinto adds to changes started during the "72 model year both steering and braking refinements be sides new paint and trim color selections. New impact-absorbing bum per systems that meet Federal safety standards are on all 1973 Ford Division cars as are new exhaust emission control de vices to help con trol oxides of nitrogen (NOx). FORD-The Ford features a new grille, and new sheet metal which give the car a long, formal look. All four door Fords have new "green houses" with increased head room over similar 1972 models. Other Ford standard equip ment improvements include a new instrument panel which places the radio, heaterair con ditioner and clock within easy sight and reach of both the driver and front passengers. The bin-type glove box is twice as large as in 1972. Improved window weather-stripping helps to provide an especially quiet ride. Windshield washers on the wiper arms provide precise a mounts of window cleaner ex actly where needed. Ail 1973 Fords also include power front disc brakes. New options with Ford in-dud- a right outside rear-view mirror with its control near the steering column, handy to the driver. Power mini-vent win dows are available with four door models. Other new options include a recreation table between the optional dual facing rear seats in station wagons, an AMFM stereo radio with tape player option and an automatic park ing brake release. The anti-theft alarm system also is optional. When the sys tem is armed, forced entry into the passenger or luggage com partments cause the car's horn to sound intermittently for five to seven minutes. The 460-cubic-inch 4V eight cylinder engine is an added option with Ford cars. Stan dard engine for 1973 is Ford's 3B1-2V, a V-8 accompanied by a standard automatic trans mission. THUNDERBIRD The 1973 Thunderbird offers a new front appearance produced by a new grille, standup hood ornament and larger, impact- absorbing bumper. Front and rear head room is increased. '"; Hadia 1 -ply steei-bleted white sidewall tires are standard, as are a refined rear suspension, larger rear brakes, and bright bodyside protection molding with a black vinyl insert. TORINO-An all-new car in 1972, the Ford Torino has a new front appearance in 1973. Low-back front bench seats are standard, and an electric rear window defroster is now optional for station wagons. A new Torino series is added. It includes the Gran Torino Brougham two-door hardtop and four-door pilard hardtop. They replace the Brougham Interior Trim Group option of 1972. MUSTANG-Ford Mustang's five models still the widest choice in the small speciality segment include Ford Divi sion's only convertible for 1973. All Mustangs carry a new grille, and molded urethane front bumpers which match the body color. Five new paint colors and two new trim colors are of fered. New options include forged aluminum wheels and a two-tone hood with twist-type hood locks. Other new options inlcude 'v'sMB 'QEgH wKm v9R5fcnam gg HSHHHBV S "afvjlialillMaaiaiftirth'ii mwnw fn gfgk8 Enfll Luxury Le Mans a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a revised protection package and rear bumper guards. MAVERICK Ford Maverick, Ford Division's newest million unit seller, recieves a substan tially upgrade d interior with more comfortable seats and richer looking door trim. A refined front and rear suspension and an improved sound insulation package high light Maverick's technical im provements. Sporty forged alu minum wheels and an MAFM radio are new Maverick op tions, PINTO-Ford Plnto-which received many "running chan ges" in mid-1972, including thicker seats on all models and an improved suspension for 1973 adds steering and brake refinements and an optional handling suspension package. Such 1972 additions as the station wagon, sun roof and Sports Accent Group will con tinue in 1973. HUSH, HUSH, DODGE Silence is golden, indeed, in the '73 Dodge Dart with its new optional Deluxe Insulation Package. WATCH YOUR TOWS Three towing packages are available in the 1973 Dodge Dart line: wiring, heavy duty, and trailer towing. Each must be balanced with proper engine size and other needed vehicle adjustments for safe, efficient use, however. i a To Share the Greatest Savings Ever at j3EB8 Alexander's on the Best Selling Car in America . . economy, flie 1973 FORD! 'i '" -ii ' " i.....' .'r"'.ltn Tor oenor mance and ff KA LvWB BSaBaWJL1 'St! Ira zllwwm gj0gVgVH gH 3BwHy 4 . . 'VBgggfl LHfekl iHHftnHiu ttatfaf V' " i '" -.- : .v.. -'jjjftM 153 m m avavavan-aiR4W3BBVE- .mv aW" 1 mow 1973 LTD Country Squire ONLY Wagon, automatic transmission, power brakes, power steering, 3 way doorgate with power window, electric clock, wheel covers, light blue finish, 400 CID 8 cylinder engine, steel belted radial tires, convenience group, deluxe luggage rack, factory -air conditioning, AM radio, tinted glass, bumper guards, body side moulding. List Price $5457.09 4588 far 1973 Galaxie 500 4-door pillared hardtop, auto matic transmission, power brakes, power steering, me dium brown metallic finish, tu tone roof paint, 351 V8, engine, whitewall tires, bumper 3 guards, factory conditioning, AM radio, tinted glass, wheel covers. List $4562.82. 373? 2-door, front disc brakes, bumper guards, carpeting, fold down rear seat, all vinyl bucket seats, bright red finish, 2000 cc engine, 4 speed transmission, steel belted radial tires, luggage rack, AM ra dio, wheel covers. See Ford's ad on Car Buying Made Easier in the Sunday, April 22nd FAMILY WEEKLY NOW BaBBBYjvnvji I 2 13 all Maverick 2-Door Sedan P Color keyed carpeting, bright green M Wil-''" 'Ml gold metallic, steel belted r adial P M loa " mm fThgrg tR? tires, bumper guards, AM radio, ex- M ligH terior decor group. m logrgv I . V'4 M't 49 mm oniy ?3088 TT Torino 4-Door Pillared HT Front disc brakes, all vinyl seats, 302 V8, engine, automatic transmission, power steering, bumper guards, AM radio, wheel covers. See til Deal Kings" for the Best Ford Buy! FINANCING ARRANGED with approved credit now jnobV Bl 1 3nH' aaB NKgflfc fer -'i!BBBKggRiitagg BM bnobI bbLB ' PKi" NaBPPMWtSKrffn5NBK!3B ggaB JgH B NaWflgfl NBSk'NBH LNbNObIb ,.P?-v;;vX':'-', JB gH HggH iH HNB9lHttM7VaiH nobSAB HHBgi- gal g3gjggHHk 'aWBttB-BlNBT bH Mk-:'' ' l-BfflMiilliiiZi IP-- Vk; flsW:V'''- Wnib -0 gggggBiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ' SMflH ' 1973 Ford Gaxalie 500 Introduces Auto. Trans, on iiMXNK Availability of OB auto matic transmission heads the of new options and me chanical improvements this year on Volkswagen's bus-like Station Wogen and the popu lar Campm obile. Sometimes referred to as "the box the Beetle came in, "the shoebox-shaped bat baa offered exceptionally large carrying capacity and easy adaptability for ol kinds of hauling chorea. Addition of Chevrolet Continues Lead In Sales Chevrolet, which sells more can and trucks than any other manufacturer in the world, offered three product lines that are completely new from the ground up ... the Monte Carlo, the division's personal luxury cor; an all-new Che veUe; and a completely re styled line of pickup trucks, Chevrolet's first new pickup truck in six years. The 1973 Chevrolets, fea turing seven car series ... from the top-of-the line Caprice to the versatile Vega ... give America's automobile buyer the greatest choice of styling features and safety innovations ever offered in the division's 62-year history. In the model year that just ended, Chevrolet broke its all time past sales record. Along the way new sales records were established for the Corvette, the Monte Car lo, the Caprice, the Nova, and the Vega ... which gives some idea of 4b breadth-of Chev rolet's current sale strength "The addition of an im proved product and improved service to the momentum built hi 1572 guaranteed a super year for Chevrolet in 1973," says tales manager. The new Monte Carlo ... one of the industry's strongest candidates for Car-of-the-Year honors ... has outstanding handling and readability characteristics. Prom its new impace re sistant bumper and new roof line to its sculptured tail lights, the Monet Carlo has redesigned interiors, instru ment panel and steering wheel. Aho new is an acoustically engineered double-panel roof while a power-operated all metal sliding roof is optional. Another customer-plus is a new 22-gallon fuel tank. The full-size standard Chev rolet ... the industry's top selling car ... offers a new luxury series ... the top-of-the-line Caprice Classic. The Classic sports a con vertible model for the first time along with two and four door hardtops and a four-door sedan. Also offered are two and three-seat Caprice Estate wa gons which have a 125-inch wheelbase and the popular Blide-Away tailgate. New station wagon names in 1973 are keyed to com parable Chevrolet series. Thus the former Kingswood be comes the Impala wagon and the Bel Air replaces the former Brookwood station wagon In the Chevrolet lineup. Both Nova and Camaro have new model entries this year. The Nova hatchback coupe features a lift-away deck and six-feet of flat floor when the rear seat is In a downward position. Utility is the hall mark of this remarkably-handling small-family car either for fn-town slumping or for coun try cruising or camping. The newest member of the Camaro family Is the Camaro Type LT coupe, a luxury tour ing model which has a 145 horsepower, Turbo-Fire 350 cubic inch engine. New styling and handling highlight, too, Chevelle for 1973 along with the intro duction into the line of the Colonnade hardtop design. The Chevelle is offered in three series top-of-the-line luxury Laguana, popular Malibu and a new base deluxe model. In addition, the SS option is available on Malibu Colon nade hardtop coupes and malibu station wagons. Whejlbases for the Chevelle include 112-inch for coupes, and 116-inch for sedans. At the same time, new names adorn Chevelle's wagon line-up including the Laguna Estate and Laguna; Malibu Estate and Malibu; and De luxe. Two and three-seat wagons are offered in all Chevelle series. A new, improved Vega of fers eight new exterior colors... four exclusive to this car line. Four Vega models are the hatchback coupe, notch back coupe, Kammback wagon and panel express truck. America's only production sports car. ..the Corvette.. .fea tures evolutionary changes which include an impact-resis tant front bumper, side guard beams, hide-a-way windshield wipers, a new air induction system for the engine, steel belted radial ply tires and a new Turbo-Jet 454-cubic-inch V8 power plant. Chrovelet in 1973 offers a wide ' Jiety of new colors Availability includes 16 paints and seven extra-cost vinyl tops. All paint and top colon ex cept black (new for the Che velle) nad white are new. Fifty three color combinations are obtainable with the new paint and vinyl top offerings. Highlights by car line are as follows: The popular Impala offers four models including a custom coupe, a spon coupe, a spon. sedan and a four-door sedan while the Bel Air series offen a single four-door sedan only Both Caprice and Impala mo dels offer standard V8 and six cylinder is not available on tne Bel Air Station wagon. Styling features on the new Caprice are wider front grille with prominent certical bars and bright accents, new header panel and reader cops, and a new impact resistant bumper with built-in parking lamps and center license plate mounting. Inside, the Caprice offen four knit-clot h and vinyl phis one brocade doth and vinyl choice for coupe and sedan. Three all-vinyl interiors available on the convertible while a new soft-rim steering wheel has cushioned center for all full-sized Chevy models MONTE CARLO-Sculpiur- 'd side and rear-quarter panels. distinctive Landau top, a- kng with revolutionary hand ling and readability make the Monte Carlo a top candidate for Car-of-the-Year honor. The Monte Carlo London is de signed to achieve the ulti mate in personal luxury vehicle comfort offering a sturdier frame, a new highly-refined and tuned suspension, system wi der wheel treads, new body mounts, new suspension geo metry concept. The power steering ratio is from 16:1 of the previous year. At the some time, steering ef fort is increased from 14.5 inch-pound to 17 inc b-poundrl These latter two revisions in crease steering sensitivity and rood feel through steering wheel and contribute impor tantly to tiw on-center steering feel improvement. The confident road feel of the 73 Monte Carlo results from an increase in the caster angle of the front wheels. This increased caster angle of five degrees over last year's model gives Monte Carlo greater self- aligning torque. Available on the Monte Car lo S and Landau models is an individualized body acoustical package, rear suspension stabi lizer bar and new GR70x 15 radial pry tires. The 1973 Monte Carlo of fers American motorists for the first time roadihi lit . handling and quietness never before experienced by the dri ver of a standard-sized Ameri can automobile. NOVA The Nova model line-up in 1973 is increased from two to six models con- sistmg of a new hatchback coupe, a regular coupe and four-door sedan in two series, including a new personal lux ury Nova Custom. A new counter- balanced swing -up rear door exposing a fully-carpeted six feet of flat floor (27.3 cubic feet) with rear seat in downward position highlights the new custom hatchback coupe. The totally flat floor was achieved through redesign of fuel tank (new 21 gallon capacity) and addition of space-saver spare the. A choice of three Turbo- Fire V8 engines is av; The 175 hp four-barreU V-8 with dual exhaust is available for the first time hi the sedan and hatchback. This power plant wo formerly restricted to the coupe model as port of the optional Super Sport A trailering axle ratio is also available with this engine when Turbo Hydra-matic brans- mission is ordered. The Z28 model features a new 245 hp Turbo-Fire 850, V8 engine with hydraulic valve lifters and a new opett-eteme air cleaner for "power-on-de- mandn sound. Optional ah con ditioning is available for the fitst time with Una engine VEGA AND CORVETTE- Evolutionary changes highlight changes for 1973 for both these models. Vega again offen four body styles including hatchback coupe, notchback coupe, Kanv the automatic transmission as option to the four-speed manual gearbox broadened the appeal to those who want the of handling of a non- shift passenger ear. Sporting a redesigned front end, the turn signals are now mounted high next to the fresh air intake grill. The restyled front includes 5-mile per hour bumpers and an energy absorbing deformation element behind the bumper. fresh air and heater hove been relocated and enlarged for more com fort and better defrosting, back wag on and panel express truck. Vega also offen new front bumper with stronger mounting for improved portec- tion, new Chevy-built three and four-speed manual transmis sions with improved shift link age desig n and Improved emis sion control system. Quieter ride and even great er handling abilities chancier- ize the 197S Corvette as one of tiw most sought after true production sports can in the In addition, two Stingray versions are offered. ..a two- passenger coupe and conver tible. The convertible comes equipped with standard folding top, while its hardtop la the removable version option-type, A new Turbo-Fire 350-cubic inch V8 with hydraulic often is offered along with the n 454 V8 and automatic Turbo Hydra-matte transmission avail able on all engine options. Sot., April ?, 1971 THE i -M- KlfttBajgj m&JiSifaiiP " gggP""'-- apBB LPBfca.8BB BbqwSp LHRIB'' m Tirria ' Ford Dfrisiaa ear for 1973 the fulUiaerf Font. Shorn km k she LTD door hardtop. All-new -hen racial below the window Eoe and a 1973 Ford a more formal look. AO 1973 Ford have a an bmm Baorhii although ike overall leagtk of the ear is inereaaed only about brake, power steering, SeJeefShift Craise-O-Matie tra re standard in all aew Ford. and a 35 1 -2V ejgfcl-tjEwaV.1 while heater controls are sim- pfifietL Other changes in to the driver's compartment. But the big changes ore hidden - the mechanical kind most people dont notice. They include thicker dis brake pads, a new steering damper, worm and roller steering gears, and a nkkkvpUted muffler. Like aH other VW the bus and Campmobiie with 0 liberal warranty - months or 24.000 whichever occur first. UZZLE OFFERS ANOTHER NEW OLDS VALUE OtDS DHTA 88 COUPE OR SEDAN Tinted windows, factory air conditioning, white sidewall tires, protective bumper strips, turbo h ydrama tic transmission, power steering and pow er disc braKes, wneei discs. $3988 489-3331 Vpenro9hts,tg9:0O UMH lllllllllE-lit. Dealer fee.lSS3 DurhimChip.l Hill Blvd. r (59)yeirs 111 UUOUlVoJO savs more than were years old. It says we must be doing something right. With other car dealers coming and going, we've had to be more than merely lucky. W& started with quality automobiles, Buicks and Opels. Their traditions of fine craftsmanship and mechanical inventiveness keeps people coming back to them, year after year. But we didn't stop there We added service people whose experience means our wprk is done right the first time. And when we hired salesmen, we made sure they were the kind of men who'd rather make a friend than make a sale. We're proud of our success. But we're also thankful to all of you who have counted on us over the years. fWe pledge to continue to offer you the service, sales, and automobiles that have kept you coming back. JOHNSON BUICK-OM "The Triangle Area's Most Progressive Bvick-Opei Dealer!" 24 East-West Expressway Dealer 1659 682-9171 328 East Main St. Phone 61441 Down Town Durham bh m. -M 11 ' - H V M 1

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