Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Body in White: 1986 Ford LTD

This next car comes from tipper Jon who writes: Here is a clean 1986 Ford LTD looking very ex-police car in white with bordello-red interior. At the $4k-ish asking price, it looks like some throwback fun for the folks who remember that this sedan was built on the Fox platform. The only potential downer might be the engine under the hood - these things came with either a wheezing 4 banger, a straight 6, a bigger v6 or the 5 liter Windsor v8. I know which one I would hope for. Find this 1986 Ford LTD offered for $3950 in Houston, TX via craigslist.

From the seller:

1986 Ford 
fuel: gas 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
A very clean and well-maintained car with no issues at all. Runs and drives great. Everything works including cold a/c and radio. 4 new tires and fresh paint job. Clean title. Make it a daily driver or ad it to your collection. Asking $3950 cash only no trades or payments, 

I wonder what's under the hood...? Send in your tips to: tips@dailyturismo.com


  1. "I wonder what's under the hood...? "
    I'd go for the Men In Black package myself.

  2. Hmm, no mention of the motor and small single exhaust leads me to believe it has the "wheezing 4 banger"...

  3. Little known Ford trivia:
    The initial sketch of the 4th generation LTD was drawn on the 4th Thursday of April, 1980. Though not officially recognized at the time, years later that day became known as "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" across the country. This is why the LTD looks like it was designed by a 3-year-old. It was. Go ahead and try to disprove that.

  4. AFAIK, the LTD only came with the 3.8L V-6. But in a Fox platform, you can go any route you want. Someone forgot to mention the turbo-four from the SVO Mustang.


  5. An MIB MECHANIC pulls up in Kay's black LTD and hops out, leaving the
    open. Jay sizes up the car.

    We got the use of unlimited technology from
    the entire universe and we cruise around in

    Kay glares at Jay. He's getting annoyed.


    They get in and slam the doors. Kay starts the car and the engine HUMS

    Seat belt.

    You know, ya'll gotta learn how to talk to
    people. You could be a little kinder and

    Kay grits his teeth.

    Buckle up, please.

    Now did that hurt?

    Kay shifts the car into reverse. The awesome power of the car kicks in
    Jay sails forward, THWACKING into the dash. Kay shifts into forward
    taps the gas, SLAMMING Jay back into his seat.

    Makin' fun of my ride...

    A LIGHTED PANEL rotates into place between the two front seats. Jay's
    hand falls by accident on a flashing red button in the panel.

    Jay. The button?


    Never push the button, Jay.

    Jay jerks his hand away.

  6. This right down the street from me, but I've never seen the car on the road. Fun fact: the parking lot where the car was photographed was covered with 5 feet of water for several weeks after Hurricane Harvey.


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