Bleached Whale: 1968 Ford Torino

1968 was a year of profound changes around the world– LBJ declined to run for president and Richard M Nixon is elected, public opinion on the Vietnam war flip-flops, Yale University announces it will admit women, and Ford releases the Torino as a high end version of their mid-sized Fairlane sedan.  Find this 1968 Ford Torino offered for $6,000 in Austin, TX via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

 This is serious piece of machinery offered for a very affordable price — and seems like a good runner apart from the issues with a loose steering column and non-functioning turn signals…but for a survivor Torino with a decent coat of (original?) paint, this seems like a good deal.

The seller claims that the original 302 cubic inch V8 is mated to a 3-speed manual, that was column shifted, but then somebody swapped it from 3-on-the-tree to 3-on-the-floor. 

 See a better way to drive a classic?