When you talk about Ford sports cars from the 1970s, most people will immediately think of the Mustang, but the Blue Oval's stable included other models like the Gran Torino series, which gained fame through the Starsky & Hutch television series. The model used by fictional character Starsky was the 1975–1976 Gran Torino.
The one you see here is a 1970 Torino GT Coupe with a 429 cu.in. (7.0-liter) Cobra Jet V8 engine rated for 370hp with matching numbers that has been meticulously restored from the ground up to its original glory.
According to the seller's description, "It was built on January 29, 1970 at the Atlanta Plant Research Unit…There were ONLY 913 429 CJ's built and ONLY 412 had the 4 speed. ONLY 34 were black, ONLY 3 had white interior and ONLY ONE had the power front disc brakes. That one of one car is this car and is FULLY documented by the Elite Marti Report as well as the original letter from Ford Research Unit."
No word on the original mileage, but the car has travelled only 752 miles (1,210 km) since it was restored.
While there are many things I like about this 1970 Torino GT, there's also one thing to hate and that’s…the dealer's (Catsexotics) asking price of $84,888.
By John Halas