Ford’s strong-running 390 cubic inch V8 was standard equipment, because this was a lot of car to move around. With 300 horsepower on tap, it never works very hard and has a very smooth idle with a humming exhaust note that’s completely appropriate for the luxurious ‘Bird. The engine bay is quite stock, right down to the oversized chrome air cleaner and expansion tank for the cooling system. Power steering and brakes are probably mandatory on something this size and the suspension, while plush and luxurious, doesn’t seem to mind hustling a little bit. Underneath there’s a correct single exhaust system (dual exhaust was actually an option!) with a newer muffler and tailpipe and the critical unibody is in great shape with factory undercoating throughout. And those aforementioned Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels look fantastic, especially wrapped in 215/70/15 BFGoodrich Silvertown wide whitewall radials.
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Location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States