Car was purchased with the intention of swapping out the original 351 engine and replacing it with a 429 from my previous car.
The car had vinyl seats which were uncomfortable in extreme weather. Very nicely styled, comfortable easy to drive car. Plenty of room for 2 adults in the front, but back seat was lacking any real leg room. The interior was easy to keep clean and did not show its age, the seats and door panels did not crack.
Windshield wipers had a chronic chatter that would return after a few months after replacing the wiper arms and blades.
Original 351 engine was a poor performer and delivered terrible gas mileage. The swapped in 429 solved the performance problems, but gas mileage never rose above 15 mpg.
Other repairs to the car were normal considering the age and mileage of the vehicle.
The heaviest possible springs were installed and the handling and ride of the car improved greatly. It would corner and brake very well for a car of its weight.
Trunk was large, but location of fuel filler pipe seriously limited the size of large items that could be placed in it.
Comfort, ride and noise levels were not up to that of larger luxury cars, but was acceptable.
Styling was classic, it had the same lines as the Lincoln MK IV and opera windows. Badly pitted trim around headlights and tail lights made the car look rough, but its light green paint and darker green 1/2 vinyl top made it a real head turner.
It was a real head turner and could give any of the "performance" cars a good run with its bigger engine. Handled exceptionally well, but was very prone to fish tail on slippery roads. Once 'modified' the car was as much of a performance car as it looked.
It was a true "sleeper". Would like to build another one some day.