With a full house of 1,200 vehicles entered for the 2021 All Ford Day, including some highly desirable Aussie classics from the Blue Oval, it was hard to pick a favourite, but in the opinion of the JUST CARS crew, you just can’t go past a Landau!
One of the more unusual products to come from Ford Australia, the Landau tried to bring the “personal luxury car” concept from the US to the local market.
Combining a Falcon hardtop body and running gear with lights, trim and other fittings from the luxury LTD sedan, the Landau was loaded up from the factory, with only full leather trim and a cassette deck on the options list.
Despite all its extra kit and only being available with an automatic transmission, the Landau was still pretty quick, thanks to its standard 351 V8. It was also one of the very first Australian-made cars to be fitted with disc brakes all round.
This ’75 Landau has been restored recently, with minor rust removed, a repaint in Tropic Gold and a new brown vinyl top fitted. The correct Thunderbird hubcaps were sourced, too. Inside, the seats have been upgraded to full leather trim, but the engine bay remains original.
It was great to see this restored, matching numbers Landau on show. It was for sale at All Ford Day, too.
For JUST CARS’ wrap on the 2021 All Ford Day, click HERE.