5k: Mafia Style: 1974 Ford LTD Brougham

The Ford LTD was part of Ford’s 1968-1978 full size lineup that included a few Mercurys (Marquis, Monterey, Colony Park) and Ford’s Custom, Galaxie and Country Squire.  All told, Ford sold almost 8 million of this generation of full sized machine making it Ford’s second best selling platform of all time (just behind the Model T).  Find this 1974 Ford LTD Brougham for sale in Salt Lake City, UT for $4,300 via craigslist.

This monster sized goldenrod American beast is one of those cars that is so horrible, so slow, and so ridiculous…that it is cool.  From the horribly underpowered 460 cubic inch (7.5 liter) V8 making only 170 horsepower, to the moon lander spec shock absorbers this thing just screams 1974!  

Typically these land yachts can be found propped up on 4 cinder blocks or steel wheels at your local junkyard, but this one is in impeccable condition.  The inside looks great in the single picture provided – almost looks like a Ford catalog photo from 1974.

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