Lincoln Versailles was Ford’s first salvo into “compact luxury” after the gas crisis changed everything. Now small was perceived as good and also being a good steward. So it was a mix of overstuffed, brocade, whorehouse interiors combined with thick padded tops and two-tone paint. The Versailles lasted through the 1980 model year when it quietly disappeared. In the end, Ford was lucky to have sold 50,000 Versailles during its four years trying to fool buyers.