1968 FORD THUNDERBIRD LANDAU 429 V8 72K ORIGINAL FULLY DOCUMENTED FLORIDA CAR

Price: US $14,500.00
  • Location: Carpentersville, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: LANDAU
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 72,000
  • VIN: 8Y84N125116
  • Color: ALASKA BLUE
  • Engine size: 429 SUPER THUNDER JET
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1968 Ford Thunderbird LANDAU description

Thanks for looking I am selling my 1968 Thunderbird Landau which I have had almost 4 years now and maybe drove it 5 times this year (Once to a car show)It has always been kept in my climate controlled warehouse, winterized and maintained by my old school mechanic. I have well over $15,000 invested in this carand all the repair receipts from when it was new. I have the original Florida title, build sheet, invoice, booklets and list of all owners since it was new.The power windows, A/C, wipers, horn, clock, hide away headlights, rear sequential tail lights are all functional. There are no rips or tears in the interior. Several of the button covers have come off of the front seats and I have them included. The vinyl top is good except for some small splits in the bottom corners near the rear window (see photos)There are a few small surface scratches near the front fender from my careless children . . . . The car does puff a little smoke when starting cold but clears up when warm.My mechanic says it may need valve guide seals to remedy this.
IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT THIS CAR PLEASE GET IT INSPECTED AT MY WAREHOUSEI am not a car expert or a mechanic and don't want any misunderstandings with anyone. . . . . . . . . . .PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS FOR CLARIFICATION OF ANYTHING
History of the 1967-1971 Ford ThunderbirdFord took a bold step in redesigning the Thunderbird in 1967. Added to the T-Bird range this year was a four-door sedan model, with forward opening “suicide” rear doors, which included part of the roof. Even more drastic, the company dropped the convertible from the Thunderbird lineup for the first time. Underneath, the car began to utilize body-on-frame construction instead of a unibody setup. Despite what purists must have thought, the move was an attempt to broaden the car’s appeal and sell more units, which was easily accomplished. Ford sold nearly 10,000 more Thunderbirds in 1967 than it did in 1966.

In addition to the four-door Landau sedan, a two-door coupe and Landau coupe were also offered. The Landau models had a vinyl roof and a decorative bar dressing up the C-pillar. All of the new Thunderbirds were longer and heavier than the preceding model, with full-width grilles, hidden headlights, and full-width taillights. Engines ranged from 275- and 315-hp 390-cid V-8s, through two high-performance motors of 427-cid, offering 410 and 425 hp, up to the 428-cid, 345-hp Thunderbird Special.

Thunderbirds were little changed for 1968, though the 429-cid, 360-hp Thunderjet engine was added to the options list and the 427-cid engines were dropped. Overall, sales dipped slightly to below where they were at for the 1966 model year, at 64,391 units. The 1969 T-Birds were the last to use this body with a few detail changes, including more people opting for buckets seats. Sales slid to below 50,000 for the first time since recession-sick 1958.

For 1970, the Thunderbird got received a new body shell that was longer and lower, with a projecting beak in the center of the grille, and full-width inverted “U” taillights. Body styles remained the same and motors ranged from 390 cid to 429 cid. The 1971 model year saw the last of this generation of T-Bird, with the 1972 car becoming upsized. As the last of the line, few changes were made.

This era of Ford Thunderbird can still be purchased quite reasonably. The cars don’t have the elegance of the first gen T-Birds, or the atomic styling of the “Bullet Bird” era, but they do have an interesting look that has aged quite well. They are heavier and thirstier than their predecessors, which makes the driving dynamics best suited to cruising. The 1970-71 “beaked” cars have all but disappeared and the quirky four-door is now quite rare in either series, meaning they both stand out on today’s roads. Somewhat surprisingly, parts aren’t all that difficult to obtain, and a lot of these cars still exist in fairly decent shape. Restored examples, however, are very unusual, mainly due to the cost of restoration being so much greater than the model’s current market value.

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Ford took a bold step in redesigning the Thunderbird in 1967. Added to the T-Bird range this year was a four-door sedan model, with forward opening “suicide” rear doors, which included part of the roof. Even more drastic, the company dropped the convertible from the Thunderbird lineup for the first time. Underneath, the car began to utilize body-on-frame construction instead of a unibody setup. Despite what purists must have thought, the move was an attempt to broaden the car’s appeal and sell more units, which was easily accomplished. Ford sold nearly 10,000 more Thunderbirds in 1967 than it did in 1966.

In addition to the four-door Landau sedan, a two-door coupe and Landau coupe were also offered. The Landau models had a vinyl roof and a decorative bar dressing up the C-pillar. All of the new Thunderbirds were longer and heavier than the preceding model, with full-width grilles, hidden headlights, and full-width taillights. Engines ranged from 275- and 315-hp 390-cid V-8s, through two high-performance motors of 427-cid, offering 410 and 425 hp, up to the 428-cid, 345-hp Thunderbird Special.

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  • Body Styles
  • 2dr Hardtop Coupe
  • 2dr Landau Coupe
  • 4dr Landau Sedan
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  • Engine Types
  • 8-cyl. 390cid/315hp 4bbl
  • 8-cyl. 429cid/360hp 4bbl
  • Additional Info
  • Curb Weight: 4366 lbs.
  • Vehicle Length: 206.9 in.
  • Wheel Base: 115 in.
1968 Ford Thunderbird 2dr Landau Coupe Info
  • Number Produced
  • 33,029
Current Values
  • #1 Concours$21,900
  • #2 Excellent$15,300#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is "excellent."
  • #3 Good$10,300
  • #4 Fair$6,000
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  • Engine: 390
  • Year: 1963
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Mileage: 72,193