351CI V8, C6 TRANS, GREAT DROP TOP FOR CRUISIN, NICE 70'S BLUE ON BLUE COLORS
This 1971 Ford LTD convertible is close to the end of the line for Ford's full-sized luxury ragtops, but they certainly didn't hold back. This cool blue-on-blue droptop is the ideal size for grabbing some friends or family and heading out on a road trip. And with a burly rebuilt 351ci V8 under the hood, it'll go anywhere with effortless ease.
The appearance of these LTDs have sure gotten even better with age. Bumper laws would soon put an end to artful front ends like this one with chrome surrounding a full-feature grill and inset headlights. You don't see many of these around anymore, so painting it bright blue gives it even more distinction. The whole convertible was obviously very well maintained, as the sheetmetal is straight and the gaps are good. So we suspect it always had a nice parking spot all to its own. It seems this was more of a cherished convertible than a daily driver. Detailing is pure 1970s, including the large bright rockers that run the full length of the car, and then it rises to meet the well-integrated bumper. With this amount of shining trim, the upgrade to 70s-style Lincoln hubcaps look like a good choice.
While the white roof looks like a true class act, we quite like the look of the blue interior underneath. Against the bright blue paint, the slightly darker blue inside has a very European appearance. Like the rest of the car, it's nicely presented and preserved. So the blue benches look great and don't suffer from sun fading, and as a true full-sized convertible, this LTD will seat six people with ease. The wood paneling has been preserved on the doors and dash to the level that allows this LTD to retain its luxury image. Ford's two-tier instrument panel puts all the gauges up high and the secondary controls down low, but the effect is very clean and driver-oriented. This convertible retains some nice factory features like the AM/FM stereo and provisions for the air conditioning. But we know your favorite part will be the power windows. When combined with the power folding top, you are just the touch of a few buttons away from turning enclosed security into open air motoring.
Ford's torquey and smooth 351 cubic-inch V8 provides plenty of power for the big ragtop. Crisply detailed in Ford Blue, it appears quite stock, which means effortless torque at any speed and the kind of quiet power that defined luxury in the '70s. It floats down the road like a good 70s machine should, and with a C6 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes, Ford's top tier luxury droptop is a breeze to drive.
Exceptionally well presented and preserved, a rare gem like this is not often also this affordable. So you know you have to act quickly if you want this LTD to be yours. Call today!!!
- Power Convertible Top
- AM/FM Radio
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Transmission Spec
- Rear End
- Ford 9"
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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