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Old 27-11-2014, 12:22 AM   #301
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New to site. I am going to buy a landau soon. I have an option of non matching with new 351 motor and non genuine colour versus a genuine matching numbers with matching colour, the non-matching is cheeper and may prove slightly more reliable? I propose this car to be driven fairly often. thoughts? Cheers
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Old 27-11-2014, 01:15 AM   #302
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New to site. I am going to buy a landau soon. I have an option of non matching with new 351 motor and non genuine colour versus a genuine matching numbers with matching colour, the non-matching is cheeper and may prove slightly more reliable? I propose this car to be driven fairly often. thoughts? Cheers
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Personally matching numbers is great if you have a collectable GT and doesn't really matter for any other car.

I'd buy the car with the best body. Pay a lot of attention to rust spots
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Old 27-11-2014, 01:07 PM   #303
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I personally like the idea of cars with Matching Engines, i dont care if its a GT or a Landau or VW , its more about the car history, how its been handled over the years , and i am sure it adds value to a sale.

I looked into purchasing a few Landaus for sale about 6 to 8 months ago, But i ended up with the most original XC Coupe and the possibility it was the last one ever sold.

It didnt matter to me about the paint fade, stone chips, Worn Trim etc etc but it was the originality of the car that sold me.
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Old 27-11-2014, 04:12 PM   #304
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Hi Scott, from my experience when buying a non matching engine with any vehicle, make sure that it is registered with that specific engine otherwise you may end up paying for an inspection down the track!!
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Old 27-11-2014, 07:03 PM   #305
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I personally like the idea of cars with Matching Engines, i dont care if its a GT or a Landau or VW , its more about the car history, how its been handled over the years , and i am sure it adds value to a sale.

I looked into purchasing a few Landaus for sale about 6 to 8 months ago, But i ended up with the most original XC Coupe and the possibility it was the last one ever sold.

It didnt matter to me about the paint fade, stone chips, Worn Trim etc etc but it was the originality of the car that sold me.
Pretty much the same reasons why I bought both of my XC's.

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Old 02-02-2015, 06:42 PM   #306
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Gday to all the landau freaks!

I have a landau here... and im currently just starting to put the numbers together to see how genuine it is.

Can someone tell me why my Year/Month differ on the engine block/car but the serial numbers are the same?

Car is JG7ONE 53350 K
Engine is JG70PY 53350 K

3 months difference in build numbers???
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:16 PM   #307
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Message sent Leky.

How about posting some photos.
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Old 23-02-2015, 10:24 PM   #308
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G'day I have an 1973 landau from gladstone qld
Serial prefix - jg70nc
Serial number - 27854
SIDO - 522704
Mode code - 26317 2 door hardtop
Engine code - T 351CID*4v*(now 351 CID 2v out of a 71 xy)
Transmission - B
Paint - 7 Walnut Glow (now metallic maroon)
Trim - B4 black leather
Options - Black vinyl roof
bought this car a few months ago hoping to bring it back to its former glory. ......love the landie
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Old 24-02-2015, 08:49 AM   #309
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Gday having trouble uploading photos, can anyone help?
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Old 24-02-2015, 11:18 AM   #310
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Thanks dowie for the details. Send the photos to mr_jon_day@optusnet.com.au and I will post them.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:35 AM   #311
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G'day I have questions about my landau - #1 does it have an radiator overflow bottle or does hose run through above wheel arch and straight onto the ground?
#2 not sure about the type of battery clamp?
#3 does it have number plate lights front & back?
#4 wiper jets what type? The same as any time period ford eg xa gt
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:14 AM   #312
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G'day I have questions about my landau - #1 does it have an radiator overflow bottle or does hose run through above wheel arch and straight onto the ground?
No overflow bottle - straight to ground
#2 not sure about the type of battery clamp?
Same style as XA XB - available at GT Ford Performance
#3 does it have number plate lights front & back?
No plate lights - rear only
#4 wiper jets what type? The same as any time period ford eg xa gt
Same style as XA XB
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Old 31-03-2015, 07:16 PM   #313
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G'day landie people my fuel sender is leaking form the rubber wire contact next to outlet line, what type is it and is it the same as xa, xb I have 1973 landau
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Old 14-04-2015, 03:36 PM   #314
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Anyone know of a Landau in western suburbs of victoria, sitting on top of a sea container in someone's laydown yard in their business?
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Old 14-04-2015, 04:22 PM   #315
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Sunshine area - Bill Agius old wrecking yard perhaps.
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Old 29-04-2015, 12:14 PM   #316
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:44 PM   #317
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Met a nice gent up at the Berry Springs in the NT a few days ago.


We got talking and he stated he was a member of a Ford Forum ( I guessed it was this one) and goes by MUS 74. as in Muscle 74 Landau which he is doing up. He and his wife are on a road trip around the top part of OZ. He doesn't get on the forum much as the internet isn't readily available on the road.

He is retired and he used to make brake lines.

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Old 30-08-2015, 08:41 PM   #318
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Hi all,

thought I should share the pics of my new purchase. Matching numbers, I'm the 3rd owner, very little rust and the owners manual is in the glovebox.



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Old 12-09-2015, 05:36 AM   #319
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G'day though I'd share a picture of my landie
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:46 AM   #320
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[QUOTE=PDIDDY;5468547]Hi all,

thought I should share the pics of my new purchase. Matching numbers, I'm the 3rd owner, very little rust and the owners manual is in the glovebox.

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I was hoping it wouldn't sell until I got some money.
Great buy
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:43 PM   #321
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I still regret selling my 75 Landau and wonder if it still out there somewhere being looked after. It was NSW Reg. JQO711 Walnut Glow/ White roof/ Parchment leather which was changed to a dark brown cloth, still in the original pattern. The engine was updated with 600 Holley with vacuum secondaries, nice cam Yella Terra roller rockers and improved cam shaft. It also had a 3 row radiator and 7 blade fan and Mallory twin point ignition. The timing chain was also upgraded to two row unit. I had also made all the taillights work properly with an added internal diffuser to the centre section. The lights were switched in the rear drivers side stow bin so I could look standard, run all the tail lights or all the brake lights as I wished. It was immaculate and had no rust when I sold it in 1984 and had 110,000 kms. It had kidney bean 15x8 rims with the centres body colour. I hope she still lives! Does anyone recognise this car???
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:09 PM   #322
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This is My Landau,

August 73 Polar White, Black leather interior and Black roof...

Full resto to commence shortly

JG70NG14735K

matching numbers

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Old 21-02-2016, 10:35 PM   #323
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I have a Sandstone Beige Landau. Complete and unmolested Its drive-able but could do with some cosmetic restoration work. I'll put up the compliance plate later.
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Old 21-07-2016, 11:29 PM   #324
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There is a red one on FACEBOOK now. In the UK. Don't know if you want to add it.
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Old 29-07-2016, 05:17 PM   #325
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G'day.

I have a '74 Grecian Gold (or is it Tropic Gold - the Landau brochure says one thing but the internet says another!) Landau, which I've kept unrestored for many years. Planning on restoring it to its former glory soon - here's a pic.

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Old 29-07-2016, 05:56 PM   #326
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It looks like Tropic Gold to me.
Nice looking original car, you are very lucky.

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Old 29-07-2016, 07:19 PM   #327
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Paint Code H if its Tropic Gold.

I know of a factory grecian gold landau that was resprayed the wrong colour many years ago.

Does yours have the std 2 individual rear seats or the p5 ltd 3 seats squeezed in?
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Old 30-07-2016, 01:30 AM   #328
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Thanks pb.

Paint code is H, so I guess it must be Tropic Gold. Out of interest, what is the paint code for Grecian Gold?

As for the rear seats, here's another pic - they are the two individual seats, not the LTD seats crammed in.

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Old 04-02-2017, 05:12 PM   #329
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i've got a march 74 landau
original colour tropic gold (is now dark blue)
trim code B4
black vinyl roof

vin: JG70PS73941K

matching numbers

currently restoring

been sitting in the shed for 26 years
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Old 15-06-2017, 08:43 PM   #330
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Hi all.

Just taken delivery of my Cosmic Blue 5/75 Landau.

Engine T
Trans B
Trim P4
Paint 8

Vin JG70RL90901K

All original, has has a closed door respray.
All matching numbers.
68000km original km.

Have the vague history, but researching for more if anyone can help.
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