My Ford LTD Brougham.
My name is Will. I recently got my grandpa's Ford LTD 72 that he had kept in his garage. I'm looking for some good ideas to do to this car "project car". I also was wanting to know some feedback on the vechicle's price? So anyone out there that's a fan like me of these Tuna boats on wheels, please let me know.
I just became a part owner of a 1972 LTD 4-Door Sedan with 32,000 original miles. It has been garaged for its entire lifetime. It has the original vinyl top and all orginal interior as if it just came off the showroom floor. Dark brown. We just converted the A/C to current specs and it freezes you out! Weighs in at 5600 lbs. 400 CID with 2-Barrel carb. One small ding in the trunk and one small dent in front right fender. We will be the third owners in its 34 year history. Some kind of fun! Certainly get the looks around town. Drives like a dream instead of these new car nightmares. ;-)
Had 71 LTD that we bought new, 2 dr, 351W. The body has long since rusted away, but the 351 is still going strong in my 79 F150 after 250,000 miles. Great car, had the biggest 2 ashtrays I have ever seen in the front. You could put a carton of cigarettes in each.
Got a 72 ford LTD Brougham for my first project car. Haven't had time to fix it and now I need to sell it :P Sux letting it go, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
Have you sold your 72 Brougham yet? If not, I'm interested. Sold mine for a measly $300 about 15 years ago and I've been ruing the day ever since. It was the BEST car I've ever had, hands down.
I have had many Ford LTD'S that I wish I still had. Too bad this has always been my choice for the Demo's that I've been in and have won. Several times I have ran in the features with no radiator for 20 minutes and it ran strong. I just picked up a 72 2door Brougham with 52,000 351W MOTOR that is rust free and perfect condition that I am not sure I want to smash. Talk me out of it.. Maybe I will get rid of my S.U.V. and drive the L.T.D.
You just talked yourself out of it. And why not take that SUV to the demolition derby?
I've owned my 1972 LTD Brougham since August of 1986.
It's a 400 with A/C (still works), PS, PB, and tilt wheel.
It has 124,000 miles and uses no oil between changes.
It's amazingly fast for such a big heavy car.
Restoration has been on hold for the last six years but is 95 per cent complete.
New paint, vinyl roof, upholstery, carpeting, steering and suspension, exhaust and brakes.
Fun to drive and really turns heads on the street.
It's an Arizona car and has only been driven in the rain twice in the last 23 years.
I had a 1972 2 door LTD when I was in college and for about 10 years afterward. That was the best car I have ever owned hands down. The only problem I ever had with it was a water pump and the back bumper hung down a little on the passenger side due to rust.
My ex caused me to sell it, wish I would have gotten rid of her instead. I still miss that car.
My second car was a 1972 LTD Brougham. I worked at a Cadillac dealer, it was traded in, one owner. It was Burgundy, with a white vinyl top, it had the high back seats.
I then joined the marines in 1980. When I was stationed in North Carolina, I would drive back and forth to Pennsylvania on RT 95. I loved it on weekends. I would make extra money taking guys from the base to town, one dollar a head. I could get 4 in the front, 6 in the back and 4 in the trunk. Boy I miss that car, and now I have room in my garage, for another one.
I just picked up a 1972 Ford LTD 2-Door Coupe 400 last night for $200. It's been sitting in a guy's backyard since his dad died 8 years ago, so I'm the third owner. Black vinyl top on black body, think it was green originally. New points, replaced the carb mounted fuel filter with an after market over sized in-line, fresh gas in the empty tank, and a fresh battery. Fired right up. Drove it off the trailer. All electrical works, lights, fuel sending unit, etc. Great car. Will probably clean up the paint and interior and sell it, but it sure looks good driving down the street. If you want pictures, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I bought a 1972 Ford Galaxie 2 dr in 1975 with 35,000 miles for $2,300 and loved the car. After I traded it I had wished many times that I had kept it.
About 5 yrsrs ago in 2005, I purchased a 1972 Ford LTD with 34,000 original miles for $2,300. This was owned by an elderly gentleman all its life until 8 months before I bought it from the second owner.
The car is in exceptional condition as it must have been garage kept. It has air and the standard AM radio too, which I have thought about changing. I have purchased an original AM/FM factory stereo, and the factory speakers and grilles, but have yet to change it. Though it would look factory installed, the original owner left the car original all those years as it was built, so I kind of feel a sense of respect for someone I never met to leave it as he kept it.
The car was appraised at between $4000 to $5000 range, but it's a keeper.
I just bought a 1972 Ford Ltd Brougham 2 door coupe with 41,000 miles on it. Bronze metallic, power windows, locks and 6 way seats. With passenger recliner, automatic air and auto. seat back releases, and cornering lamps. Under the hood is a 429/4bbl. The interior is like new. You could shoot a 1972 Ford Ltd commercial with this car right now.
Lucky find! In the '80s or maybe early '90s, I had a triple-black '69 Thunderbird with that 429 - fantastic engine, 'pulled like a train' as they say. Ran bulletproof up to around 200,000 miles or so, then I sold it, probably went strong for years after that.
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