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 and drop-top is the ideal size for grabbing some
friends or family and heading out on a road trip. After all, you've
got plenty of room inside and proper V8 power under the hood.
The LTD convertibles were expensive. So they were rare when new and
an even more seldom sight today. That's a shame, because they had
style. Bumper laws would soon put an end to artful front ends like
this one with chrome surrounding a full-feature grille. It has
handsome details, like the sheetmetal lines the extend through the
long doors, and the stylish rocker trim running the full length of
the car. The Graphite Gray paint is a color that looks nice in
modern times while also looking appropriate for a classic. Still,
you may want to put your own personal touch on the color, and the
value price leave that kind of room on your budget. After all, when
you have a car that's this complete and clean, it provides a great
base for any way you want to motor.
While the black roof looks well-done against the gray, it gets even
more appealing with the flip of a switch. The top powers down to
show off a distinct dark red interior. As a true full-sized
convertible, this 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, and the effect is very clean and driver-oriented. So as much
as we mention all the space to bring everyone along, we also know
you can easily enjoy cruising this drop-top while going solo.
Under the hood is a year-correct 351 cubic-inch V8 that's even
believed to be original to the car. It gives a nice first
impression all dressed in a Ford blue, and as you get closer,
you'll also spot newer belts and hoses that signal this has been
cared for correctly. And the way this one fires up and runs
reaffirms a well-respected life so far. A V8 like this is great for
easy-cruising torque. It floats down the road like a good 70s
machine should, and with a three-speed automatic transmission,
power steering, and power brakes w/front discs, Ford's top-tier
drop-top is a breeze to drive.
A distinct classic convertible 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!!!