Anyone who grew up in Chicago in the 1970s will remember Linn Burton--for certain. Linn, the dapper old huckster, was Bert Weiman's TV Ford Man.
The cheap TV spots were never meant to last beyond the time it took Bert to clear out a 1978 Pinto (only $1,898 fully loaded). Filmed at Weiman's lot at 3535 NORTH! Ashland Avenue, Linn's commercials have become as precious as any baseball card or vintage wine poster.
So, return with me now to those thrilling days of yesteryear...It was Saturday morning and all you had to concern yourself with was a Little Rascals rerun on WGN and this message from your TV Ford Man.