This next car is an interesting example in what not to do with model naming. The Ford Torino was big personal luxury coupe built starting in 1968, but in 1972 Ford released a Gran Torino version with some high level trim. A few years later they released the Gran Torino Elite…but in 1975 the car […]
We all know it is a bad sign when a seller lists of a photo of his car being towed in an advertisement…or at a gas station. But this next car is just too sweet to pass up. Why was it on a trailer? Who knows! Because the seller states that it is a sold […]
The 1972 restyle of Ford’s Torino saw the model split into two styles, the basic Torino or the fancy Gran Torino, which featured a bass mouth grill and a few bonus luxury items. The big change under the skin for 1972 was the switch back to body-on-frame construction, but you could still get it in fastback, hardtop, sedan, or station wagon…the last of which is the proper way to build a Starsky & Hutch tribute car for the family man (or woman). Find this 1973 Ford Gran Torino Wagon offered for $6000 in Watsonville, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car is a very complicated piece of machinery. You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, lotta what-have-yous. Getting past the fact that this car was built by the Neanderthals at Gas Monkey Garage isn’t easy, but it does carry all of the charisma and charm of the Dude’s actual ride, plus you’ve got some window stickers to remind people you aren’t homeless, just a huge fan of the Coen brother’s 1998 classic, The Big Lebowski. Or perhaps both, because there is nothing wrong with that. Find this 1973 Ford Gran Torino offered for $6,900 in Richmond, VA via eBay.
The other day I witnessed a late model Crown Victoria driving down the road that was so low it grounded out on a small bump in the road — something that would have barely been noticed in a stock 65 Buick. And it got me thinking that the modern slammed stance stuff is strange…and then I remembered that there was a time when a modified car would have been jacked up and was probably equally annoying to drive…which takes us to this next beast which is a sweet ode to the stance of the 70s. Find this 1974 Ford Gran Torino Elite offered for $7000 in Thomaston, GA via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.
The 1972 restyle of Ford’s Torino saw the model split into two styles, the basic Torino or the fancy Gran Torino, which featured a bass mouth grill and a few bonus luxury items. The big change under the skin for 1972 may have been the switch back to body-on-frame construction, but you could still get […]
Ford rolled back the clock with the release of the 1972 Ford Gran Torino by making a major change in construction. The new Torino reverted back to body-on-frame construction – a change that adds considerable mass to the heavyweight Torino; needless to say, performance would suffer. It also doesn’t help that smog restrictions in the […]
The Ford Gran Torino was disassociated from the Fairlane line in 1972 and became its own monstrous body-on-frame cruiser outfitted with a lineup of tremendous big-block V8s. Someone is about to get a steal on this 1973 Ford Torino Sport with 429 currently bidding on ebay for $12,200 with 1 hour to go (located in […]
We recently featured a 1969 Ford Torino in ‘barn-find’ condition, so it was amusing to find another one for sale that was a barn find a few years ago, but has been cleaned/fixed/modded by its new owner and is now for sale on ebay. This 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport is located in Utica, MI […]