On this day in 1977, the 100,000,000 U.S. built Ford rolled off the assembly line in Mahwah, New Jersey. The special 1978 Ford Fairmont Futura spent its early life on a coast to coast marketing tour before being preserved.
The compact Ford Fairmont was all new for 1978, succeeding the Maverick. The model was sold as a coupe, sedan or station wagon and could be had with a variety of engines. Buyers could select from options such as the standard inline 4, a turbo inline 4, an inline 6, or a 302 V8. The last Fairmont left the line in 1983. (Image courtesy UAW Ford Department Facebook.)