The Torino model was an interesting piece of Ford’s late 60s/early 70s history with twists in the use of the Torino badge and if you blink, you might be completely lost when you open your eyes and see a pavement pounding muscle car. Find this 1971 Ford Torino GT here on eBay bidding for $14,100 in Licking, MO with 3 days to go.
The Ford Torino was available in 1971 as a 2-door or 4-door hardtop,
2-door fastback (sportsroof), 2-door convertible, 4-door sedan or 4-door
station wagon. The 2-door hardtop and fastback (sportsroof) versions
are very close in appearance since the rear roofline isn’t as
exaggerated like in the Mustang, but the rear 1/4 window and fastback
flying buttress is different. This is a 2-door fastback version, which is the preferred roof shape if you ask me.
Under the hood is a 351 cubic inch Cleveland V8 that is fed via a 4-bbl carburetor and is totally stock according to the seller. It should push out 285 horsepower and 370 ft-lbs of glorious pre-smog torque.
The suspension is interesting — someone replaced the stock stamped Ford stuff with tubular A-arms, adjustable coilover shocks, and a rack-and-pinion steering system. It should be fun!
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