This one is for all the Torino lovers out there. Enjoy this sideshow of wonderful cars. Ford Torino and Gran Torino from 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973. Mostly fastbacks. If any Torino owners or photographers wants their their pictures to be credited in the description, it will be my pleasure.
Btw, here is the blog I created for my 72: http://fordtorino72.blogspot.com/
1970 Ford Torino Cobra STK # 974 *SOLD*
Very rare "C-Code" 429-4V CJ Torino Cobra. This is a #'s matching factory four-speed car. Correct colors and options per the Marti Report right down to the beautiful Calypso Coral Paint. Ordered with the optional 3.50 gear ratio and close ratio four-speed. This is one of only 509 cars ordered with manual trans and the C-Code Ram Air 429. The Torino Cobras are true musclecars in every sense of the word. Add their rarity in the mix and you have a true collector vehicle! If you would like more details give us a call today at toll free (866) 542-8392 or (704) 598-2130. We also welcome visitors to our Charlotte, NC showroom every day.
1969 Ford Cobra 428 SCJ Drag Pack Muscle Car - Torino Fairlane Talladega Cyclone
I thought you'd like a look at this 1969 Ford Cobra. This particular car is equipped with a balance and blueprinted 428 Super Cobra Jet. It also has the drag pack with a four-speed tranny and 4.30 rear gears. It's looking real tough in black on black and resembles Ford's Nascars from the time. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!
1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428 CJ STK # 923 *SOLD*
One of the ultimate street/strip brawlers is this 1969 Ford Torino Cobra. Packed between the shock towers is a 428-4v CJ Ram Air V8 backed up by a 4 speed close ratio manual transmission out back is a 3.50 traction-lok differential. Staggered shocks were standard affair on this Torino Cobra. This car has few options but the power front disc brakes and in dash tach are all it needs. This Candyapple red Torino is ready to roll anywhere someone points it. Included is a Marti Report to document the car. The motor has less than 2,000 miles on it since it was rebuilt. If you would like more details give us a call today at toll free (866) 542-8392 or (704) 598-2130. We also welcome visitors to our Charlotte, NC showroom every day.
Starsky & Hutch 1975 Ford Gran Torino
This vehicle started life as a light blue, 1975 Ford Gran Torino with a dark blue interior, bench seat, column shift, a dark blue vinyl top and those adorable opera windows (when I hear the fat lady singing I'll finally understand why they put those on cars!).
There are still some things on the interior that I hope to replace, and eventually I want to pull the motor, rebuild it, and then paint and detail the engine compartment to like-new quality.
My big dream though, is to someday convert it to rack-and-pinion steering for that late-model feel. I've heard it's been done on older Torino's but I'm not sure if it's possible to do on a '75. If anyone can point me to products or performance shops that might be able to handle such a job, please let me know!
But the best thing about this car isn't driving it (although that IS fun!). The biggest kick is the joy you bring to people's faces when they see the car. I remember one 7-year-old boy in particular who was in a car driving past me. His face lit up like he'd seen the bestest, coolest thing in the whole wide world! That look on his face and the obvious thrill he got from seeing it is what I love most about this car. Seeing that expression on his face was awesome! :-)
The car has 15" on the rear and 14" on the front.
You can still get them at AKH Wheels. If you want,
I can get you the tire sizes too, just let me know.
The stripe was hand laid using a bunch of photos from
the TV show and movie. It's the most important
element on the car so it had to be perfect! And you're
right, alot of people get it wrong! It needs that
graceful swoop to the body line, not a sharp angled turn.
The paints are as follows: The red is PPG "Viper Red",
the white is Ford "Performance White" and the black
is just PPG 9700 Ford "Black". All paints are base
with clear overcoat. Many people use Wimbledon White
for the stripe but it isn't as bright as Performance White.
It looks okay with Ford 2B Red but with a bright red like Viper,
Performance White is the only color to use.
This car is BRIGHT!
Hope this helps answer any questions.
Thanks for visiting!
Fast & Furious 4: Ford Gran Torino
MORE FAST & FURIOUS @ INSIDELINE.COM:
What Clint Eastwood did for the 1972 Gran Torino in Gran Torino, Fast & Furious will try to undo. Because in this movie, the very nastiest bad guy — you know, the chief henchman who does the dirtiest deeds and dies just before the big boss bad guy gets his — drives a '72 Gran Torino Sportsroof.
The inspiration for the Gran Torino in Fast & Furious comes from a similar Torino built for Dan Widmann at Steve Strope's Pure Vision Design — the same shop from which emerged the Hammer Road Runner that's also featured in the film. Strope brought Widmann's Torino to a casting session and a star — well, a co-star — was born.
The one significant visual change between Widmann's Torino and the replicas built for the film is that Widmann's car is blue, and the bad guy Torinos were painted green. It seems that blue was already assigned as super-dreamy Paul Walker's color in Fast & Furious, so the bad attitude character "Fenix Rise" (played by Laz Alonzo) would have to wear green.
Little matter, however, as the Gran Torino looks dang good in green.
To portray Fenix's FoMoCo, the picture car department acquired six '72 Torino Sportsroof models and one '73. As with the Charger, some of the stunt cars were fit with Chevy crate V8s and automatic transmissions, but at least one of the cars was originally equipped with a 429 and four-speed manual transmission. Five of the cars were either destroyed during production or ripped apart for parts.
Among the Torinos destroyed was that 429 four-speed car. Sometimes evil must be done in order to portray evil.