A split bench with column shifter was still the standard interior package. The new larger bumpers caused all Torino models to increase in length by at least 1 in 25 mm , and weight also increased by at least 100 lb 45 kg for all models. The 1968 Fairlane and Torino used the same wheelbases as its 1967 predecessor: 116 in 2,946 mm on 2- and 4-door models, and 113 in 2,870 mm for station wagon models. The wheel track was widened to 60. The model line-up for 1970 initially featured 13 models. Further, it was a mandatory option for all 429 cu in 7.
On the rear there was large wrap-around taillamps with a reflective center panel giving it a full width taillight appearance. As has already been said, probably a parts car. The competition suspension was highly regarded by of Mechanix illustrated, as well as and Car and Driver as being less harsh than past Torino performance suspensions, while still offering excellent handling. During this time, the Torino was considered a subseries to the Fairlane. Broughams and Squires had a stand-up hood ornament inplace of the emblem on the grille. Both front and rear bumpers were slim tight fitting chromed units, that followed the body lines. Instead there was an uplevel 2-door sedan called the Fairmont Elite.
In 1971 the Fairlane name was dropped altogether, and all Ford intermediates were called Torino. The biggest change for 1971 was the decision to drop the Fairlane and Falcon model names. Squires had no lower body moldings. There is really nothing about this car that appeals to me. Base Torinos also used a unique hood and front bumper differentiating it from the Gran Torino models.
Radial tires were added to the option list which offered longer tread life and better road manners. The television show became quite popular with the public, and much of that popularity was centered on the star Torino. But this one goes in a much different direction, and you can tell that from the moment it comes into view. The 1974—76 body style was popularized due to the 1970s television series , and revived with the release of the 2004 film. Never ever abused or beat on just driven about once a week on Fridays to local cruise nights and an occasional weekend show. However, the high compression 1970 motor required premium fuel, while the low compression 1973 motor could run on regular. This package included heavy-duty suspension, heavy-duty battery and alternator, extra cooling package, and power front disc brakes.
Other available engines included a 390 cu in 6. The Torino had a pointed front end and overall styling appeared much more aerodynamic than years previous. Front disc brakes was standard equipment on all Torinos, which no other American intermediate other than its sister car the offered in 1972. However, the limited-edition factory replica Torino will likely be a valuable investment due to the series having a longtime cult following. Ford produced 426,086 units, including 96,604 Gran Torino Elites. This was the first year that a rear sway bar was offered in the Torino.
It had a sloped front end with dual headlamps located in sugar scoop shaped cut-outs on the front fenders, similar in appearance to the. Station wagon models for 1970 were offered initially in three different levels: the Fairlane 500 wagon, the Torino wagon, and the Torino Squire wagon. Gran Torino Broughams had a red reflector panel between the taillamps to give them a full width look. Rear bumpers and taillights were unchanged from 1972. Yes, but as is the case with a sold car, our classic cars for sale literally changes hourly throughout the day.
The upside is that the car was a nasty brown so the rust it accumulated was the same color as the rest of the car. This one…not so much in good shape. The Torino was essentially a twin to the line. The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1976—1999. Now, if the frame is somehow solid or at least easily refurbished not likely , this could make quite a good buy for the midsize Ford lover, as long as the dealer is sane. Our Wheel Nuts and Locks are easy to use and engineered to last. For Sale-1972 Gran Torino Sport-Restored and ready to rumble-2 door Fastback-351 motor with only 5000 miles-.
All models used larger 11-inch 279 mm rear drum brakes for 1973 to help cope with the extra weight; 1972 models used 10 in 254 mm drums. It had a large eggcrate mesh grille surrounded by single headlamps recessed in chrome bezels and vertical wrap-around parking lamps. Same for the trim and interior………not much to love. . Torino wagons were often used to tow, but all Torino models could be equipped with one of two optional towing packages.
They are very quiet, though I suspect they would be louder with a single muffler. Although 2-door Torinos were advertised as hardtops, the rear windows were revised to be fixed unlike the 1972—73 models. Opera windows were added as standard equipment on Brougham models. The 429-4V was available in three different versions. This filter helps protect against engine wear by screening out abrasives, such as carbon, sand, dust and bits of metal before they can get into your oil. The license plate bracket was relocated to the driver's side of the bumper.