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Evolve Motors of Chicago, IL
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1974 Ford LTD Brougham
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Gray Gold Cloth
Evolve Motors and Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this '74 LTD Brougham!
While it surely doesn’t look like it, this LTD Brougham has covered over 102,000 miles throughout the course of its 43 year life. This car is phenomenally well-preserved and needs absolutely nothing to be a reliable, impressively-clean routine driver.
First off, paint. Paint is a respray of the original black and presents exceedingly well. You would be hard-pressed to find any signs of aging at all. There are no rock chips, even on the lowest points of the front end and behind the rear wheels. The only paint blemish whatsoever is a light scratch between the trunk crease and bottom of the rear window, which is about 2 inches in length. Gold pinstripes are without cracks or wear, and contrast beautifully against the black paint. Chrome is excellent throughout, and really completes the look of this big 2-door coupe. There is no oxidation on the chrome, and it shines bright. Chrome rocker trim just underneath the door jambs appears to be slightly warped; to call it dented would be an overstatement. “Warping” is identical on both driver and passenger sides and is only noticeable upon close inspection. Black vinyl top is pristine; the car truly is in very impressive shape. The top is in as-new condition. All glass is clear and crack free. Panel fitment is excellent and the doors close without a fuss.
Gray Gold cloth interior looks sharp against the black exterior. The interior presents similarly to the exterior; it’s clean and neat with very few signs of wear. Wear includes a crack in the plastic on the back of the steering wheel, a small spot of faux wood on the lower dash that peeled off with the removal of a sticker, and a light scratch on the glovebox. Bench seat is very comfortable and is free of stains or tears, as is the gold carpeting. Headliner is tight, backseat looks as though it has seen very little, if any use. Floormats are free of stains, and rubber Ford floormats will come with the car as well. The only powered system that does not appear to be functioning properly is the analog clock. Air conditioning blows nice and cold, radio sounds great, and cruise control works. All lights, signals, and dash lights are functional. Odometer is functional; odometer reads 2,100 miles, as it rolled over when the car surpassed 100,000, but the car could easily pass as a 2,100 mile “survivor”. A real time-capsule.
Under the Hood / Underbody:
This particular LTD Brougham retains its original 400cid 6.6L V8. Car runs and drives very, very well. Starts first turn, idles cool and steady, and tracks nice and straight. Brakes feel great, no hooking in either direction. My first time behind the wheel of this car was in Chicago highway traffic, not really the most enjoyable way to get to know a car. I was impressed by its road manners; there were no noises or tendencies of concern whatsoever. When the traffic cleared, I was able to wind the car out a bit. At 70mph it’s right at home; this car will happily eat up highway mileage all day. Underneath, there is no rust of any concern. Rust is limited to light surface; all structural components are rock solid. Four new Hankook tires were put on last year and have 10/32” tread depth (90% tread life left).
Overall, this ‘74 LTD Brougham is a nicely preserved example that has clearly been babied throughout its life. It’s in seriously impressive shape and is sure to make its next owner very happy. Buy with confidence; I wouldn’t hesitate to hop in and drive it all around the country, much like the previous owner did.
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