The Ford Custom was a no-frills full sized automobile sold mostly for fleet use, Taxis, Police et cetera. In 1967 the Custom shared the full sized platform with the Galaxie and was one of a few Fords available with the gigantic 428 cubic inch FE V8. This 1967 Ford Custom 2-door was originally a Police Car and is now for sale in St Paul, MN for $10,000 via craigslist. Tip from Andy L.
This Custom started life as a special order Police Interceptor for the Nebraska State Patrol -and we can imagine it was fought over in the dispatch room. Driving this sporty FE V8 powered 2-door would have been much preferred over the run of the mill 4-door 302 Windsor powered mutt.
The 428 FE engine is a big 7.0 liter pushrod V8 that puts out 345 SAE gross horsepower and 462 ft-lbs of torque. It should be great for chasing down suspects on the open highway, but the car it’s installed in probably won’t turn or stop for anything. If this is indeed as rare as the seller claims (one of 1080) it could be a good buy depending on condition.
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