For 1969, the new LTDs arrived, and they were massive. For 1973, they became even bigger, adding on more weight to an already heavy car. In addition, the styling was uglier, and the LTD name became lower in the Ford hierarchy--it was no longer special. You had to move up to the Brougham to get the cursive badges and vinyl. Of course, the wagon was better looking than the sedans or coupes, the fatter styling seemed to suit it better. This top of the line wagon still has all of its wood paneling, exclusive to the Country Squire.