‘Murica Calling: 1971 Ford Torino

The Ford Torino nameplate was on various intermediate-sized sedans, coupes, fastbacks, or convertibles available from Ford starting in 1968…but the history of the Torino (named after the Italian city of Turin) is somewhat complicated.  The Torino name was initially applied to an upscale version of the intermediate Fairlane sedan, but in 1968 the Torino was a lower option model compared to the Fairlane, and then in 1970 the Torino became the basic name for Ford’s midsize beast and the Fairlane was a designation for lower-spec models, until 1971 when they were all called the Torino. Find this 1971 Ford Torino offered for $14,000 in Denver, CO via ebay motors classifieds.

From the seller:


1971 FORD TORINO 2 DOOR COUPE. I AQUIRED THIS CAR IN A PARTS PURCHASE AND STARTED WORKING ON IT AND NEVER FINISHED THE LITTLE ODDS AND ENDS. IT HAS A CLEAR COLORADO TITLE IN THE PREVIOS OWNERS NAME I NEVER PUT IT IN MY NAME. THIS WAS MY SECOND ATTEMPT AT PAINTING A CAR SO IT HAS SOME IMPEREFTIONS AND RUNS AND TIGER STRIPES BUT IT STILL LOOKS PRETTY GOOD. I REBUILT THE FRONT SUSPENTION AND HAD THE C4 REBUILT. THE ENGINE HAD THE TOP END REBUILT NEW GUIDES AND SEALS. ALL GASKETS REPLACED. HAS HEADER TICK ON THE FRONT DRIVERS SIDE 1ST EXHAUST PORT. NEVER FINISHED THE EXHAUST AFTER THAT SO IT HAS HEADER MUFFLERS. IT HAS LOTS OF NEW PARTS, WHEELS TIRES, WINDSHIELD, RECOVERED INTERIOR, CARPET, INTAKE, 4 BARREL HOLLEY , RADIATOR, BRAKE PARTS, 351C SHAKER AND BASE PLUS THE FORD SHAKER TRIM RING (TODAYS MARKET 1500 PLUS). IT RUNS AND MOVES BUT I HAVE NEVER DRIVEN IT. IT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS SO IF YOU CANT DO AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR THEN ITS PROBABLY NOT FOR YOU. SOME OF THE PARTS WILL BE IN THE TRUNK TO ADD TO IT BUT I AM GOING TO CONTINUE TO BOLT PARTS ON. ANY QUESTIONS YOU CAN CONTACT ME, THER IS NO WARRENTY AND VEHICLE IS BEING SOLD AS IS SO IF YOUR WANT MAKE SURE YOU TALK TO ME MY FEEDBACK SHOULD SPEAK FOR MY REPUTATION. UPDATE…… THE PASSENGER SIDE TORQUE BOX HAS SOME RUST DEVELOPING UNDER THE REINFORCMET BRACKET AND THERE IS A QUARTER SIZE HOLE ON THE FRONT OF IT IN THE WHEEL WELL THE REST IS SOLID SO A PATCH NOT A REPLACMENT IS NEEDED ( I ADDED PICS). THE DRIVERS TORQUE BOX IS FINE.. THERE IS A HOLE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE FRONT TOE BOARD AREA SO IT WILL NEED REPAIR ITS ABOUT 5 INCHES WIDE 3 INCHES TALL. I DID NOT PAINT THE TRUNK SO ITS THE ORIGINAL COLOR IT WAS A HALO CAR NOT A GT. I DID NOT DRIVE THE CAR BECUASE IT HAS NO PLATE NO INSURANCE.

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