LTD P6 BUY­ING

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AL­MOST 6000 of the P6 se­ries LTD were built (in­clud­ing 250 Monarchs and 400 Town Cars) and sur­vivors are eas­ily found in the used ve­hi­cle mar­ket. Cheap ex­am­ples in de­cent con­di­tion are far less com­mon and $12,000 is the min­i­mum spend for a tidy car. Pro­vid­ing you’re not overly con­cerned about ap­pear­ance, un­tidy but us­able LTDs are avail­able at $55007000.

LPG con­ver­sions are pop­u­lar and com­mon­place but don’t add a great deal to val­ues when com­pared to petrol-only cars of sim­i­lar qual­ity. A 118-litre fuel tank was op­tional but it’s rare to find a car with this boot­shrink­ing ex­tra. “There are plenty of LTDs around but very few re­ally tight, well-kept cars,” Steve Kouk­oule­tas said. “When my un­cle wanted to move up from a ZH Marquis we had to look for ages for this car and I can’t imag­ine they are any eas­ier to find to­day.” Sil­ver Monarch and Town Car ver­sions aren’t yet boom­ing with the same fe­roc­ity as Fal­con GTs and V8en­gined Fair­monts, and en­thu­si­asts seek­ing a car to pre­serve might still ob­tain an out­stand­ing ex­am­ple for less than $25,000.

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