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Rolls RoyCe or Caddy front end kit
« on: November 18, 2014, 12:34:31 AM »
What was the name of that hideous front end and rear kit that made the pinto look like a Rolls or Caddy. Anyone have a pic of one or have a car with the kit for sale. (Nooooo not for my pinturbo)

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Re: Rolls RoyCe or Caddy front end kit
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2014, 02:00:54 PM »
I do remember it,  It was a copy of a Lincoln Continental , even had a rear trunk lid that looked like the Mark 3 continental , I have to look through my old photos , I know I have a picture of one , girl I dated back then brought it from the dealer ( I was a dealer installed kit) and I have the old photo when it was still in the showroom, will look and see if I can find it, Later Blaine in Mississippi
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Re: Rolls RoyCe or Caddy front end kit
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 04:22:03 AM »
Here is one found by searching images.  Not sure if this is the original kit or somebody's copy.  It also looks to be on a earlier model Pinto than the indicated 1979.
http://www.cardomain.com/ridepost/4764746/14079099/1979-ford-pinto/
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Re: Rolls RoyCe or Caddy front end kit
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 08:48:36 AM »
Yep, that is the one , they made that kit for years, found the photo I was looking for last night , it was on a 73 pinto , it was still in the show room , will scan and post it on my Gallery photos tonight , for what I remember about the kit it was suppose to mimic  a Lincoln mark three, good find oldkayaker
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Re: Rolls RoyCe or Caddy front end kit
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 02:17:04 PM »
For whatever it is worth, the car in the photo is a 1974, or at least has a '74 body.  The lettering on the trunk lid identifies it as a MINIMARKV.  Production of the Mark V was 1977-79 so it seems reasonable to assume that the kit was manufactured around that era, if it's an original kit; which it appears to be. 


There was a Rolls-Royce kit made to fit VW Beetles around the same time which, when combined with a nice two-tone paint scheme, looked much better than this pseudo-Lincoln Pinto.  It was designed to mimic the style of the RR Silver Cloud series.


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