Ford Gran Torino

Gran Torino The Gran Torino had a few more bells & whistles over the regular Torino, including a nicer front fascia. For ’73, the car received a mild re-freshening over the ’72s. Gran Torino’s biggest claim to fame was a ’74 model in the TV series Starsky and Hutch. This showcased the car’s potential as […]
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Ford Torino

Torino Residing on a new platform since 1972, the Torino was Ford’s general purpose car of the 1970’s. All three major body styles were sold— coupe, sedan, wagon. They were used primarily as taxis, police cars and fleet vehicles. When pressed into civilian service, the vast majority were used as basic transportation. Buyers were typically […]
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Stutz Blackhawk

Stutz Blackhawk The Stutz Blackhawk as of 1973 was based on the Pontiac Grand Prix. The body was made by a coachworks in Torino, Italy. It was available usually in coupe form, though the occassional convertible was sold.The wheelbase of the GP was retained at 116 inches and the car weight about 5000lbs. Powering it […]
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Mercury Montego

    Montego Montego was Mercury’s slightly more upscale version of the Ford Torino. Like the Ford, the coupes had a shorter wheelbase (114″) than the sedans and wagons (118″)— a trait that was common even with General Motors intermediates of the day. A “Sports Appearance Group” option was available, with included a Mach-1 style […]
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Ford Ranchero

Ford Ranchero     Ranchero It was Ford’s sedan-pickup rival to the Chevrolet El Camino and GMC Sprint. In 1973, the Ranchero was Ford’s ‘sedan-pickup’ version of the Torino, and it too was in the second year of a new generation. Throughout the Torino / Ranchero ‘marriage’, the two vehicles shared most of their options, […]
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Ford Elite

Elite In its first model year, the Elite was considered an option package for the Torino line. While it is based on the Torino, it can be told apart due the the single headlamp arrangement and rear quarter windows, which give it almost a ‘colonnade’ appearance. This new model promised Thunderbird luxury with more economy, […]
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