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  • FordBerline@1972Web22.jpg
    The Berline, designed as a one-of-a-kind Ford LTD for the 1971 auto shows, was also renamed Berline II and featured again during 1972. Basically the same car was used, with different wheels and tire designs. Both had the unique grille and body-colored bumpers in front. The landau-style roof carried vinyl material on the forward half with the vinyl continuing down the belt line just behind the door. The body was finished in a special two-tone treatment of deep Tangier Blue and a silver-flecked white paint. Broader roof pillars with the absence of a rear quarter window gave the SportsRoof an even sleeker appearance. It also gave more privacy to the rear seating, but did nothing for the driver’s rear visibility. Taillight configuration incorporated a new optical principal, whereby abundant light was funneled through tiny slits in the lenses.