1973 Ford LTD 351 Clevland from North America
Rebuilt the engine at 167,000 miles because it seemed like a good idea.
Rebuilt the trans at 96,000 when it failed. Rebuilt again at 275,000 because it was a good idea - Didn't want to tempt fate.
Reupholstered twice due to sun damage.
Miscellaneous engine accessories over the years - Alternators, Water Pumps, etc.
Repainted 7 years ago due to oxidation.
All systems functional thanks to self service wrecking yards, factory shop manuals and wiring diagrams plus Yankee ingenuity and mechanical aptitude.
The car is comfortable on long trips.
Mileage on the road is around 16 to 18 MPG (It is a two barrel).
Handles well due to gas shocks and tight suspension. If you treat it right it will take care of you.
It always starts at the first turn of the key, but hey, I maintain it personally.
It can do Zero to 60 in about 8.8 Seconds so long as there is no junk in the trunk.
It has eaten many Hondas at the stop light and on freeway on ramps. Not bad for an old (Stock) girl.
Insurance is cheap. Registration is cheap. Maintenance/parts cheap.
I will drive it until they out law old cars.
Who cares if gas is $3 a gallon. My LTD will roll on.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th November, 2005