Opened in 1924, the Chicago plant's assembly history includes the Model T, Model A, T-Bird, Granada, LTD, Galaxie 500, Cougar, Marquis, and armored and reconnaissance vehicles. Currently, the Ford Five Hundred, Freestyle, and Mercury Montego are assembled there. 37 years after production, according to StarskyTorino.com less than 100 Limited Production models are accounted for out of the original 1,000 units. 1973-76 replicas far out number the ultra-rare factory built units. According to Anthony Whittaker, Research Unit Rep. from Ford's Customer Assistance Center, this car's original production date was March 30, 1976 and the factory installed options were: 351W/2bbl. 8 cylinder, Bright Red exterior, cloth & vinyl black bench interior, automatic C-4 transmission, standard ratio 2.75 non-locking rear axle, HR78x14 tires, bumper protection group, manual air conditioning, tinted glass, right and left remote racing mirrors, Magnum 500 styled steel wheels .