1967 Ford LTD XL 427 Overview
Over the years, Ford has come out with some incredible cars and many of which, like the Ford Galaxie, are now considered classics to collectors. This iconic brand was and still is, always looking for a way to keep their vehicles interesting along with focusing on producing good quality cars. Ford has focused on coming up with the “next best thing” throughout the years, and they typically deliver to meet or exceed that standard.
Ford Galaxie Model
The Ford Galaxie is one of the great models Ford produced that stands as a collector today. It’s believed to be named after a European large car/minivan called the Ford Galaxy. The Ford Galaxie that was built in the United States by Ford was a full-sized car for model years 1959-1974. For 1962 models, all full-size Fords had the Galaxie badge “500” and “500/XL”, which would represent the higher series. However, the “Galaxie” prefix didn’t last all that long.
|Year||Dual Headlights||240 Cubic Inch Engine Option||428 Cubic Inch Engine Option||Featured Galaxie Prefix||Seatbelts|
The chart shows a comparison in features between the 1965, 1966, and 1967 model Ford Galaxie/XL.
1967 Ford Galaxie LTD XL
In 1967, Ford decided to drop the name Galaxie on the 7 Litre model calling it the Ford XL or the Ford LTD XL. The Galaxie identification was mostly geared towards trim, for example the horn ring, and dashboard markings. It also was symbolized by using a “Q” in the VIN number. For this 1967 model, several changes were made including a padded steering wheel to comply with government guidelines, and Twin Comfort Lounge Seats were added as a new front seat option. The 7 Litre model was a trim and performance option for the Ford XL in 1967, making it a separate model. The engine options remained the same, offering a 240 cubic inch six-cylinder to the 428 cubic inch V8. To identify this upgraded model, some changes were made to the exterior of the car. A major bend in the center of the grille was added, making it a less “boxy” model as opposed to the 1966 version. Given these upgrades this model was bound to be a hit.
Muscle Car of the Week Video Recap
In the below video, you will see a unique 1967 Ford LTD XL 427 presented by Muscle Car of the Week. This specific car was ordered new with a special 427 R Code V8 4 speed and came with a limited 3 month, 4,000 mile warranty because Ford knew this model was going to be “put to use.” Most parts on this 1967 Ford LTD XL 427 were believed to be all original and when the recent owner took it to inspection, it was found to be well preserved even though it resided on the west coast in the salt water air for many years. With only 4 of these specific models ever being built, this is the only known 2-door to exist today.
This 1967 Ford LTD XL 427 is special for many reasons. Aside from the engine size of this typically known, luxury sedan, it came with the original sales documentation inside the car. The lime gold color of the car shown in the video is the only car known to be ordered in that color. This model was not easy to maintain, which is why the owner carried many spare parts as mentioned in the video. Muscle Car of the Week points out that this car they are featuring has basically all its original parts which certainly makes this car very special.
As a car collector, the types of details mentioned above for this Ford Galaxie LTD XL 427 are what truly makes a car special and that much more collectible. Rare models and modifications add more value to the cars, both from a price standpoint as well as the demand factor by collectors. Add an appealing name such as “Ford” in front of the model and you are sure to have a special car that you can be proud of!