My first car was a '77 LTD deluxe.
You could remove teh headrests on teh front seat and fold it down so it matched up with teh back seat and formed a good size "bed". It was perfect in every way.
You could also fit a good number of people in the trunk for the drive-in. that was nice too.
I once got it up to 120 MPH. The engine had really just started to have to work but I was too nervous to take it any faster.
On the down-side you could see the gas guage move when you drove it. but gas was cheap back then.
Thanks for the memories stormy! (Don't tell my wife!)