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Introduced in August 1964, Ford’s Galaxie 500 LTD raised the bar for massproduced American full-size cars with upscale trim, power amenities, and luxurious appointments normally associated with costlier, top-of-the-line luxury cars. Quickly provoking competing offerings from GM, Chrysler, and AMC, the LTD was developed through several evolutions and delivered Lincoln-style luxury and size at a family-friendly price. Having upstaged the Galaxie as Ford’s top lineup by 1966, the prestigious LTD nameplate would grace various Ford models until the front-drive Taurus in 1986.
While the bulk of LTDs performed yeoman service, unceremoniously hauling families and their belongings, this wonderfully original 1974 Ford LTD Country Squire Station Wagon is a beautifully preserved, virtual time capsule. Purchased new from Titus-Will Ford Sales of Tacoma, Washington, on August 26, 1974, by Leonard and Vinnie Julson, the LTD remained in their care until it was sold from their estate in 2015 to the consignor, an enthusiastic and astute collector. Finished in Green Glow paint accented by faux wood-grain panels and gleaming brightwork, the LTD is very well equipped with a 400 V-8 engine, automatic transmission, AM radio, airconditioning, power door locks, rooftop luggage rack, and more. Accompanied by the original purchase paperwork, this 1974 Ford LTD Country Squire is a startling benchmark of originality, certain to captivate any child of the 1970s.