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Ford Landau

1973 - 1976
Country:
Australia
Engine:
V8
Capacity:
5.8 ltr.
Power:
290 bhp
Transmission:
3 spd. auto
Top Speed:
n/a
Number Built:
1385
Collectability:
4 star
Ford Landau
Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 4

Introduction



The Landau was a coupe version of the LTD, based on the Falcon hardtop, and was Ford Australia's first Aussie designed luxury two-door coupe. It retained the frontal treatment of the full size LTD with its disappearing head lamps and the full width tail lamps.

The rear quarter window was altered, being shorter and squarer than that of the normal hardtop, and all came with vinyl roofs. Another unique feature in the interior was the fitting of individual bucket seats in the rear, rather than a bench. Mechanically the Landau was the same as the XB Falcon GT, although it was by design 130kg (286lb) heavier.

The list of standard inclusions was extensive for the time, and included full instrumentation, air-conditioning, inertia reel seat belts, power windows, power steering, radial ply tyres, electric rear window demister, fully reclining bucket seats, carpeted interior and boot, four wheel disc brakes and vacuum operated hide-away front headlights.

Although Ford would contine with production of the LTD, unfortunately the Landau ceased production in 1976 after failing to realise the expected sales success. Perhaps the practicality of a two-door car of such large proportions was at odds with the energy crisis that was getting plenty of publicity at the time.

Despite the bad publicity given the percieved "petrol guzzlers", the Landau was a true world class automobile. Motoring journalists of the time praised its quietness all the way to 70 miles per hour, some claiming it to be the quietest car they had ever driven, it even winning a comparison with the S Class Mercedes.

And it is for that reason we rate the car so highly as a classic collectable. Blessed with the sublime powertrain of the XB GT, and built in such few numbers, there are only a hand full of Falcon GT's that will prove a better investment in Aussie muscle cars. Simply put, a case of the ironic becoming the iconic.
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Garry
Posted Recently
Hi Traci i am interested in your Landau is it still for sale can you send me some pics to garrydarcy@hotmail *** thanks
heather
Posted Recently
hi Jack congrats on landau purchase njoy - do u know numbers of in nz WOULD LIKE ONE MYSELF
Jack51523
Posted Recently
This has been in a garage storage unit and under cover for the last 15 years.
Very lucky to find the car here in NZ.
Jack51523
Posted Recently
Just bought a 74 Landau today.
25200 miles on the clock
All original,matching numbers,still on original tyres.
1 owner in Aussie from 74 to 78 then 1 owner in NZ from 78 to 2016.
Lots of paper work to support the milage.
NZ rego on hold since 2010.
Traci
Posted Recently
We have decided to sell our 75 Landau. Owned it for 30 years but decided its time for someone else to enjoy it. It is in very good condition to excellent condition for age - always passes NSW rego checks and starts first time every time. Email me if genuinely interested and I will email back photos - traci15@tpg *** ***
Justin Sane
Posted Recently
12/03/2016 -
Just felt a need to put a date on this post as to provide updated info on the Landau.
I own a 1974 Landau, Apollo Blue with black vinyl roof and black interior.
Have owned it for about a month now.
Some of the previous replies here have said they came with 302 engine and 4 speed manual which is wrong.
They are the same as the XB Falcon GT just a bit heavier.
351 engine, FMX Auto trans, 9" LSD.
GOOD ones are available for around $50k and expect to pay much more for a concourse car.
There has been an attempt at building a register of all cars which are still 'alive', I think it lost momentum a couple of years ago at approximately 400 cars. Making them very rare Aussie muscle.
If you're looking for one, good luck & beware the usual rust! :)
jim
Posted Recently
I have a complete landau front clip for sale including radiator support off a ltd Fairlane, for information call me on 0407086665
Tony
Posted Recently
Please help I'm after a landau I had to sell mine years ago when wife was really ill with cancer needed money for bills I would now love to buy one for my son and I to remember her thanks ph 0420485343
campo
Posted Recently
Purchased my Landau coupe in 1990 I'm second owner
Manufactured 8/1973 one of the first Ford Landaus made
Original colour is wild violet ,white leather upholstery
Original motor/engine block All numbers match
Colour at moment is Black with Black Vinyl roof
Like to restore to original wild violet , never seen a Landau this colour
Noticed Greg your in the process of restoring, Love to see pics if can
anthony
Posted Recently
Sending photos of my landau soon
dyl
Posted Recently
IF ANYONE HAS A LANDAU FOR SALE , LET ME KNOW ,
TOP CASH PRICE PAID $$$$
TXT ME OR EMAIL ANYTIME
0481 365 062 dylanebay23@yahoo ***
reagan
Posted Recently
Hey people, I am strongly thinking of purchasing a 76 landau from NZL, has 302 4 speed bit of rust no vinyl roof but every thing is intact, used to cruse it back in the day, are they worth much today. Looking at selling it if price is right. Its a LANDAU, FULL STOP. They not everywhere we all know the stats about them.reaganterure @yahoo *** or 0405107053 date 01/06/15
grizz
Posted Recently
i have 75 ltd 4 16 yrs im looking 4 front bumper and lenzes can any one help raglan nz
spoon
Posted Recently
can anyone tell me if the 15 inch landau rims can take a 10 inch hubcap aswell as the full hubcap?? any help would be nice, im actually looking for a 15 inch steel wheel for my valiant but can only find them with 8 inch hubcap centers
cheers
Valerie
Posted Recently
Hi, My father inlaw has a landau, his father was the original owner..
It is is near original condition, slight rust under back window, and paint work is not the best any more...
He is wanting to sell in order to buy a car that his 91year old mother can get in the back of, a very regretful sale.
Price asking.. $28,000.
Phone: 02 67475716
Email: scottandval@aussiebroadband *** ***
Located in NSW.
joi
Posted Recently
we have a 74 white with black vinyl roof Landau mint condition, has been garaged since 1985, will never sell it, we love it and drive it quite a bit
owen
Posted Recently
not many made,havent seen one on the road in over 25yrs,one of the greatest Fords ever produced.
owen
Posted Recently
not many made,havent seen one on the road in over 25yrs,one of the greatest Fords ever produced.
Richard
Posted Recently
I am offering 15 to 20 thousand for a landau 20 thousand being concourse (mint) if you have a car and would like to call me my number is 0450699768
Ray Mondino
Posted Recently
Hi Grunt. Hard to say without pictures. I know of one in Queensland Blue/White trim that has just been fully painted (back to metal) and he is struggling to offload it for $20k. There is another one on carsales / ebay which is Gold and he cant get a bite at $20k. The market has changed and long gone are the days of crazy prices. I got mine for $15k only a year ago.
Richard
Posted Recently
I'm looking for a Ford Landau for sale,
Any help would be great. Willing to travel interstate and pay top dollar for the right car!
Richard
Grunt
Posted Recently
I know someone who is just about to sell a 74 Green/Green Landau, 114,000 miles, pristeen paint, travelled 4000 mile by the 2nd owner in the last 7 years. Any ideas what this car would sell for?
Gazz-n-Robyn
Posted Recently
Just purchased my 2nd Landau today, my 1st was in 1982 & sold it due to lack of knowledge and was young n stupid.. Not so with this baby!!!, we purchased today (25/03/2011), she all original apart from a1/2 reasonable paint job someone attempted to apply..... This on is a 1974, has new transmission sports suspension up front with very very little rust. she is Bronze in color with black leather roof... the interesting part with this particular car is the back seat is a rarely made intergrated 3rd seat with the 2 distingtive buckets seats in the rear.... we have the original huge wheel trims as well as spare more flat set of trims.. all we did was give her a good bath & polish up the roof and had heads turning all over the place on the Ring Rd here in Melbourne, we are the 3rd owners of this Grand ole Ford and if you wish to be the 4th, anythings for sale at the right price, but i do have to say.. The landau is a 1st Class Luxury Lounge on wheels
andre
Posted Recently
You know, you do some dumb things sometimes and one of them was getting rid of my pride and joy in 1986 for an overseas holiday, it was not going at the time(engine issues), but pretty much immaculate condition inside & out, apollo blue with dark blue vinyl roof,(originally white roof) parchment interior, and professionally fitted 460ci & C6, saw it once a few years back in traffic in Surrey Hills Melb and tried to catch it, would have bought it back on the spot had I caught it, wasn't to be, hope it's being well looked after...
Andre.
Sam
Posted Recently
Does anyone know how many Black Landau's with Black Vinyl Roof were made ?
Simmo
Posted Recently
I am registering my Landau 2 moro after being off the road since 1995.I have built a 600hp 393 stroker.I purchased this car of John Wynne.(The John Wynne)chief mechanic for Pete Geoghan,and lead technician on the Phase 4 gt;s.This car was his superannuation package from ford when he retired,and he used it as his tow vehicle for his race car.Stay tuned on u tube and i will be posting some footage of my baby.
jimmy jj
Posted Recently
i bought my landau back in '97 for a mere $4700 in mint condition. it has since been stolen but i was very lucky to get it back(minus wheels, tailshaft, and other various parts). I got it back on the road and the motor is as sweet as ever. What a great car it has been to me and it would be very hard to part with her. i love my '74 landau
landau
Posted Recently
i have had my landau for a couple years , i am the second owner and the car is un-restored and in very good condition.
top car to drive but it is a bit hard to fot 3 kids in the back seat.
copper bronze in colour.
aysmo
Posted Recently
hei, y have a Ford LTD Landau 1979 in Switzerland.
It's a top car. Luxus Modell.95'000 Km. One owner,
Woud sell ist.
aysmo@hotmail ***
aysmo
Posted Recently
hei, y have a Ford LTD Landau 1979 in Switzerland.
It's a top car. Luxux Modell.95'000 Km.
mike rodger
Posted Recently
I have owned my 74 landau for several years now and i'm the 3rd owner from new.
its in totally origanal condition with very little rust other than some one has put mags on it prior to me owning it they are still very good buys here in NZ compeared to what you guys are talking.
i would possibly look at selling it if got the right offer.
carl
Posted Recently
Bought my 74 landau 13 years ago, fully restored. Still have 351 but purchased 460 big block . had plenty of offers but as every one says - it will never be sold. would like to get more info regarding these beasts if any one can help.
darren
Posted Recently
have owned my landau for 18 yrs if i got an offer 65.000 i would be keen 0425853377 thankas darren
neddy
Posted Recently
G,day all the landau owners and lovers, iv been tracing and finding out any info on these sports coupe for some time now and the exact number of these vehicles left remains uncertain, otherwise approx 4 years ago, for australian viewers there was a car show starring glen ridge aired on sundays that had a preview on the ford landau, so far the stats released from this show claiming there are just over 300 registered landau coupes in australia.The amount of unregistered is unknown. The exact number of landaus exported to england and the U.S is also unknown. Unfortunatly It seems most of the 1385 built had fallen victim to rust and also salvaged for spares. Being a ford junkie i managed to purchace a good shell that will get the pro st theme. im sure you'll notice this one. The ford landau is possible the greatest car produced in australia and definetly ford australias finest design...................... 9.8.09
Graham
Posted Recently
Hi everyone, am Graham in Liverpool, UK, I got my Landau in 2004, I paid £1500 for it, needs laods more work on body but is mostly solid underneath, I will never sell, it will be perfect for UK because its right hand drive
andrew
Posted Recently
how many are there left now ? my brother and i have one each. would love to know what is really left. price wise my brother knocked back 65.000 for his un restored and i would not sell for less then a phase 2 .
Greg
Posted Recently
Mine is a 8/73 wild violet with White upholstery. I am restoring her close to original. I have owned her since 88. No way will I sell her.
Shazza
Posted Recently
Glad we kept ours
Aussieboy666
Posted Recently
Have had my 76 Landau for 20 years now it was a cool car when I got it and it seems to be even cooler now. A great head turner when driven. Black with black vinyl roof and bone leather interior. Will keep it as long as possible!
bayden
Posted Recently
Im a holden man and have been all my life. I own a hq monaro coupe, a ht gts monaro and a landau. Out of these three cars the landau would be the last to go. Its a gt with ltd options and very limited numbers, what more could you ask for, dont get the wrong idea im still a holden man but i just love my landau!!!!
Landy351
Posted Recently
I have 2 landau's and compared to a GT its like sitting in a leather recliner there is so much more comfort and the finish does not look like it could be put together by monkeys. I'm not in any hurry to sell.
Rob
Posted Recently
I owned one for about a year here in the uk, bright yellow with black vinyl roof. Bought it with a blown head gasket which i repaired and added an offenhauser inlet, cam followers and pushrods. Used it as my wedding car but had to sell because of a lack of spares. Sold it to a guy near Braintree Essex back in 1997. Wherever i drove it i got loads of admireing looks, possibly because of the huge rear wheels and tyres it had fitted. Happy days!
Shaun
Posted Recently
hi i am looking to buy a landau. If anyone can help please call me on 0425241176 Cheers Shaun
Debbie
Posted Recently
Hello all I have a 1974 Ford landau (complete) it has been stored for many years and has its normal rust spots, bottom doors ect. What do they fetch these days ??? any interistred buys give me a bell 0430373200 sydney Debbie....
volf13
Posted Recently
Daamn this car looks sick! Any US car dont ever looks like this freaky. Also mad max 2 landau is friggin hot! I want to live in Australia!
sam
Posted Recently
give it time this car will b worrth $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. sike car
Verity
Posted Recently
Really wishing I hadn't sold mine back in 1988 now. :-(
 
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