About Ford LTD
The Ford LTD was a series of vehicles manufactured by the Ford Motor Company between 1965 and 1986. It was introduced as the highest trim level for Ford's larger models and offered options that were previously reserved for the more luxurious models. The LTD was the brand's largest car in North America for most of its production run. In various stages of production, the LTD range included two- and four-door sedans with vertical or fixed roofs, a two-door convertible and a five-door Country Squire station wagon with a wood-paneled roof.
For the 1965 model year, the company introduced a completely new design for its large models. The Galaxie 500 LTD was introduced as an extension of the iconic 500 series, with the LTD parts of a much more expensive car at a more affordable price. Unlike other full-size Ford models, the LTD featured luxurious interior parts with softwood seats and door panels. LTD parts included power windows, power driver's seat, power brakes, power steering, air conditioning and a full or partial vinyl headliner. The introduction of the LTD model and its parts provoked reactions from other U.S. manufacturers. All of these models, like the LTD, were large sedans/cars with advanced amenities.
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In 1967, several changes were made to the LTD, including a four-door sedan and suspension. To meet government safety requirements, the LTD received some parts like a padded steering wheel without curved dashboard buttons, a two-way brake cylinder, four-way turn signals and mounting points on the front exterior. Only minor changes of the LTD were made to the body of the four-door hardtop model, but significant changes were made to the body of the two-door hardtop model to give it a more formal profile. More minor changes were made to the 1968 Ford LTD, which was very much a precursor to the major changes to come.
In 1969, the Ford LTD was converted to a longer wheelbase chassis. Parts like the hidden headlights and formal roofline introduced in 1967 were retained, and the new chassis had parts like a horizontal center section with a split grille. In 1970, all LTD models received parts like the new government-mandated lockable steering wheel, with the ignition switch on the right side of the steering column. For the 1970 model year, the LTD received a new luxury package, the LTD Brougham, which was standard on other models and offered as a four-door sedan, four-door hardtop, two-door hardtop and black vinyl top. For the first time since the 1940s, full-size models were equipped exclusively with V8. The base powertrain was a 302 cubic inch V8. The next most popular engine was the 351 V8. An even larger engine was the 400 CID V8. At the top of the range was the 429 V8, which was replaced by the 460 CID V8 in 1974. All these Ford LTD parts contributed to the vehicle's driving characteristics.