Six Months Gone: 1978 Ford LTD II 40K Mile Survivor – SOLD!

Apr 2021 | Classifind Cut, Classifinds, Malaise Monday

May 9, 2021 Update – while the original owner of this 1978 Ford LTD “Classifind” just deleted their listing, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet.  For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

April 23, 2021 Update – In what is almost a right of passage in Western New York, if you can’t sell your classic car before the snow flies in the fall, you store it until the spring and try again once the snow melts.  That’s exactly what the original owner of this 1978 Ford LTD II relisted in April 2021 on Craigslist in Orchard Park, New York with only 41K original miles is trying to do now.  This time around, however, he’s lowered his asking price from the original $13,950 to $12,900.

December 30, 2020 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” 

In what some consider the height of brand engineering, for 1977 Ford merged its Torino and Gran Torino lines into the intermediate LTD II that lasted only three model years.  The 41K original mile 1978 example originally listed in October 2020 on Craigslist in Orchard Park, New York, by the original owner clearly shows how well preserved a car can remain in Buffalo, New York if you keep it off the salt covered roads of Western New York from about mid-October through mid-April.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1978 Ford LTD II in excellent shape. The original owner bought off the showroom floor. Undercoated when new, solid body, never saw a winter, 41,000 original miles, 302, many new parts, original paint, stored inside, covered. No trades. Do not need help selling, interested local parties only.”

Do you have a Ford LTD II  story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

  1. Anonymous

    New York car the ll. Paint code russet metallic #81 was strong $$. For non air condition especially if purchase down to south. I have one same mikes with sport dash cluster with steering wheel. It look just as a basic car nothing to evaluate price. Even with miles also with a 302

    • Anonymous

      I also had the 78 ford Ltd ll russet metallic #81. But I had a/c with chrome rocker panels & chrome trim around wheels. Also cruise control. It’s fair $$ for our market with the miles.

  2. William Ahern

    Please notify me if you get a 1978 LTD 2 with the sports package. Thank you

    • Guys with Rides

      Hi William, thank you for reaching out. We dedicate every Monday to 1972 through 1984 classic rides, so we encourage you to check back each Monday to see if we feature a similar ride to this ’78 Ford LTD II.

  3. William Ahern

    If this car reappears please email.

  4. Michael

    any idea where this car went to?

    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Michael, while we don’t know where this example ended up in the Buffalo area, in June we will be featuring a similar example in Blue that has been over-restored. Please feel free to call Rudy at (877) 468-6497 to get the details!


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