In a recent article about using the metric system on American cars, the 7 Litre Ford came up in the comments. It was available as a separate model for one year only, 1966, and as an option package in 1967. The numbers I found on how many were produced and still exist seem to vary a bit, but it's definitely a small number and dwindling as the years go by, so when I saw this one for sale, in what looks to be very nice shape, it caught my eye. They just don't pop up that often.
This car is numbers matching, according to the owner, so you're not getting a body with some odd engine swapped in. Nicely optioned and he says everything works. It's low mileage for a 1966 with only 43K, it was stored for over 40 years in Oregon, so this is a real find.
This kind of big block performance engine in a big American car is a great way to remember the 60s. The era was full of muscle cars, but cars like this were sleepers, unless you noticed the 7 Litre badge on the fender, you wouldn't know that it was anything special. Having a factory 4 speed, back when a manual transmission was the real performance option, just made it so much better. Jay Leno bought one of these brutes a few years ago, which he fully restored, of course.
Whoever buys this car should have an easy restoration and it's likely to hold its value very well or get even more desirable as the years go by. I hope it finds a good home. Geez, I really like this car!
Link: Ford 7 Litre on eBay