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    Cool Elan? Fila?

    I've had my 84' T-Bird Elan for about 4 years now and I've always wanted to know the story with the Elan option, if there is one.
    Does anyone know what Elan means, or is it just FoMoCo's way of saying "The Power Everything Option".
    If anyone knows anything about the Elan story, maybe someone will also know why "Fila" teamed with Ford on our Fox T-Bird's.
    Just Curious.

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    Elan was just the base 'Bird, it was called LX in 87/88. You could get a non-Elan one, but hardly anybody did. Same thing with the fox Mustang, they had the Ghia that became the LX.

    Fila contracted into a special run, which is not unusual. AMC had Pierre Cardin Javelin's in 71-74, and Levi Gremlin's from 70-76. Ford had (and still has) Eddie Bauer on it's Exploders/etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerobird Motorsports
    Levi Gremlin's from 70-76.
    Thats one of the cars I want to own some day (but probabally wont) just think its cool.
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    The Fila bird was something Ive never, and still dont quite understand. You slap a tennis shoe logo on the car and now you have a Fila bird, was Fila ever a top player in the shoe market anyway? I just picture cheap shoes when I hear Fila, if they are even still in business.
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    Elan--spirited selfassurance; verve; dash; ardor

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    Bottom to top of the line for '84:

    Base; Fila; Elan; Turbo Coupe

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    No clue, I always thought E'lan was a power everything and Fila was a "rare" package. Not quite sure of what is is or why they did either of them really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbirdscott
    Thats one of the cars I want to own some day (but probabally wont) just think its cool.
    My mom used to have a 77 Levi Gremlin with the big six (200 ci I think). Two years after I was born my parents got rid of it and bought a Plymouth Voyager.
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    so how many colors of elans are there? so far I have seen 3 and just till recently I thought they were all blue I saw a red one that some old lady drives.
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    My '84 E'lan was silver.
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