Engine Type: 351 V8
Engine Number: JG71SA84712K
Build Date: 03/1976
Odometer Reading: 63904 Kms Showing
Examples like this are getting very hard to find…
Matching Number Car running the big 351V8, T Bar Auto and is very much original throughout.
Recently reconditioned air conditioning, lifters, top end, new vinyl roof and shockers.
Comes with near new show wheels and some spare parts (see photos)
Currently on Vic Club Reg (sold unregistered). Turn key car.
Great investment as recent sales results proves values are going North at a rate of knots.
Further extending Ford’s reach into the upper echelons of the luxury car market, the new LTD was introduced ahead of the forthcoming XB Falcon and ZG Fairlane models in August 1973. With the Fairlane already comfortably outselling its rivals from Holden and Chrysler and local assembly of the imported Galaxie proving increasingly unprofitable, Ford rightly felt there was a niche for an even more exclusive Fairlane, adopting the acronym LTD (which stood for Lincoln Type Design rather than limited edition). Initially sold in both sedan and hardtop versions (the latter dubbed the Landau), the new LTD boasted distinctive front sheet metal with concealed headlamps, was available in a choice of 13 exterior colours and could be ordered with optional leather upholstery. Billed as “The first real alternative to the imported luxury motorcar?, both LTD variants featured vinyl roofs, unique wheel covers and whitewall radial tyres. Mechanically, all LTDs were equipped with Ford’s powerful 351-cid V8 engine and automatic transmission, becoming the first Australian car to come with four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes as standard. The Landau utilised the same 2820mm wheelbase platform as the Falcon and GT hardtops but the sedan saw the Fairlane’s already stretched wheelbase further extended to a massive 3085mm, providing rear passenger’s with unprecedented legroom for an Australian luxury car. The impressive list of standard features ran to power steering, air conditioning, power windows and stereo, while safety equipment included a collapsible steering column and inertia reel seat belts. Interior appointments saw a burr walnut dash, wood-grain deep-dish steering wheel and cut-pile carpeting. With a list price of $7750 in 1973, the LTD was aimed squarely at captains of industry and also served as transport for senior government officials. Production was limited by the high price, with only 7,003 built before a facelifted version arrived in 1976. Today the LTD enjoys a strong following amongst Ford enthusiasts, prized for its rarity and exclusivity, while the excellent road manners and effortless performance make it the perfect classic for country driving.
To protect your investment vehicle bidders should consider at a minimum replacement of fuel, oil, fluids, filters and thorough brake inspection as vehicles may have been stationary for some time. Vehicles are sold as is off the floor – unregistered. No warranty expressed or implied, sold with all or any faults, and where applicable sold with Australian Government Import Approval.