Super original LTD in not perfect condition but certainly excellent all round!!
- Make: Ford
- Model: LTD
- SubModel: - 4 door hardtop sedan
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: - 4 door hardtop sedan
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 87,700
- VIN: 2G63S149588
- Color: Medium Gold metallic
- Engine size: 400 cu in V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Brown cloth and vinyl
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1972 Ford LTD - 4 door hardtop sedan
A bit of a time-warp find!
This is a really authentic, great condition Ford LTD 4 door sedan. The car is very original in most aspects and is a rare and wonderful find. Although not necessarily considered a "collectable" by purist standards, its sheer condition makes her so.
This is a genuine 2 owner car that spent most of its life in Florida before coming to Illinois some 5 years ago. The mileage shows 86,000 and we understand this car was driven like any normal car up to 1980 and then just parked and tucked-away for the whole time since. This is evidenced by the 1980 Florida registration sticker still on the windshield. We do not know whether this is true mileage but every indication says no. In fact, with the interior being so "perfect", you would think a lot less miles. It still sports its original spare tyre that has NEVER been used. These tyres have not been in production for more than 30 years now.
Finished in Medium Gold (metallic) it comes with a perfect 70's combination medium brown interior. The fabric on the seats ate simply perfect with a single tear or pulledthread.
This LTD has been recently gone over by a local work-shop and everything is in good operating condition. A new system was fitted ($800) as the original one was completely "thin". This was done by the archaelogists who discovered her in the barn. Having said that, as a result, the engine runs smooth and powerful. Brakes are good and the car stops sure. All features and functions work well.
The paint on the entire car is about 75% original with only the front right fender showing some repair. The body is mostly rust free but for some light scale in some areas. This is strictly "paint-deep" surface rust from barn sitting. The underside is clean. The whole car is very straight,accident free and has never had any body repair. This is evidenced by the original factory stickers and markings on the inside edges and under the hood. For original paint, it is stunning with a good luster and shine. There are nicks, little dents and minor chips but nothing major and certainly nothing that needs repairing. It simply looks great from close and afar. Although not perfect, VERY impressive for a 50 year old car!
The vinyl roof is original and does show some signs of "breaking down", but unless you are completely anal retentive, it needs not any attention.
All rubber, glass and trim fixtures are in wonderful condition without any signs of fading, marks or scratches. The hubcaps are without any scuffs or rashes and look good. The bumpers and wheel archmouldings are virtually prefect.
The interior is absolutely fantastic! Finished in brown vinyl with brocade cloth seat-facings, she looks incredibly sharp. The dash is perfect without any sun-fading or cracking. All the vinyl, faux woodand carpets are great. The dash cluster is clean and straight. The steering wheel does have one crack. The seats are in simply amazing presentation and condition, totally original and tidy. Even at the rear parcel shelf and seat top. The interior condition is surely the best testament for a low mileage example. Carpets, door panels, handles, switches, knobs and every little item is excellent. The headliner is good without any tears or marks. Otherwise perfect. The interior is without doubt a 9.5 out of 10. Just stunning.
The car all round is very original in all respects. Sporting original hubcaps on original rims.
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This Ford is part of a private collection. I am not a broker or retail-style car dealer; although licensed, I am a professional car collector of some35 years with considerable experience and knowledge of British and European Cars. I have a long standing reputation being associated with Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor cars which I take seriously.I take a lot of pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them.However, auctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer, and you are the winning bidder, please understand you have entered a binding contract.You cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning does not mean you are expecting me to â€œholdâ€ the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated should be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. Once you bid ormake an offer, you are doing so to buy WITHOUT conditions. A $1500.00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal.The balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashierâ€™s check or bank wire.I cannot accept PayPal for the balance unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees. Full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. All payments are non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so, if all the funds are not received as outlined above, I reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has been any deposit or other part payments received and I elect to terminate the contract, I reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. I am happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his cost.
As a collector and experienced restorer of classic cars, I make every effort to bring my cars to a very high standard. Unless specifically stated, the car is not of show standard but of good quality "driver" condition. Please understand, the very nature of these classics is such that it is not always possible to attend to every single item, or perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked an item. Please note, fitted radio/stereo systems are usually subject to upgrade by purchasers so I do not ensure operation of these. Further, a feature or function that is working perfectly one moment, may decide to play-up the next. After all, it is some 46 years old. For this reason it is necessary for the following condition:
The vehicle is being sold "as-is/where-is"with no warranty expressed, written or implied.Any descriptions or representations are made with reasonable judgment and all efforts are made to ensure fair assessment andaccuracy but they are for descriptive and identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller shall not be responsible forerrors in description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, unforeseen imperfection, defect or damage.It is the responsibility of the buyer to have satisfied himself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely.The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects at the buyerâ€™s request prior to the close of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age, in most US states, the mileage may be recorded as â€œexemptâ€. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown. I can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage, transportation, or repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end, a cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30 days of auction end. Also, you must remember that this is a classic +/-46 year old vehicle, and while it is up to you, I do not recommend that you just â€œhop in and drive it across the countryâ€. At least, I have never done that. I have always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I bought them to my home.
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