Thursday, March 2, 2017

351 Cleveland: 1971 Ford Torino GT

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!

See a better way to crush asphalt?

1 comment:

  1. I do not see any better way to crush asphalt.

    If I had this I think I'd have to either get a boss tattoo, grow my hair, maybe both.


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