The only difference was the front end and the shape of the opera window. Not only was 1971 through 1972 a big year for redesigns, the engine options saw drastic changes. . The previous owner installed a new fuel pump, Holley carb. Power steering, cloth bench seat, and a 351 cubic-inch V8 engine was standard. For 1975 and 1976, the Gran Torino prefix was dropped and Elite became a stand-alone model nameplate. The transmission shifts well and is date coded to match the cars build, the rear has the original tag in place.
Hood is not factory scoop and was put in by previous owner. Damp is a classic car killer, and it will not stop until your car has fully rusted, its electrical components deteriorated, and the interior eaten by worms. This car spent most of its life in Arizona and I also have the previous owners contact information and I have personally spoken with some of them by email and phone conversations. Introduced February 18th, 1974 as the Gran Torino Elite, it was initially the top of the line model of the Torino series. Otherwise appears to be original equipment.
You should also make sure that the fuel system is clean, especially the filter, and is pumping with the right amount of pressure. All the metal underneath the car and under the floor and the trunk is solid. Collector Reducers Included: Yes Collector Reducer Exit Diameter: 2. He said he would have given me a 5 b. This body style has become very desirable in the last few years. For 1972, the grille was enlarged; vent windows were removed from four-door models and the convertible option was no longer offered.
Otherwise appears to be original equipment. Based on the , the two-door was intended to be a less expensive alternative to compete with the increasingly popular intermediate personal luxury class of vehicles such as the , , , , and. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. The quarter bottoms and trunk drop offs are solid, there is some pin hole rust on the passenger side but the panel is solid. Please do not make an offer unless you are serious and already have the money to back it up.
If you are looking for a pristine classic that is ready for anything from a museum to the open road then look no further than this 1973 Ford Gran Torino. The flawless paint on this vehicle also has a flawless medium blue plush interior to match. H-code The majority of 351 Cleveland engines are H-code 2V 2-venturi carburetor versions with low compression. I have been driving it almost everyday since the weather is a lot nicer. Hedman Elite heavy-duty headers can take the abuse and keep on going when other brands fail. In effect, the Elite continued restyled and marketed under the more-recognized Thunderbird name, and the previous full-sized Thunderbird was discontinued. The suspension was upgraded and a dual-exhaust unit added.
The drivers door is just starting to rust at each corner, small areas, not yet holes. If winter is coming or if you won't be able to use your Ford Gran Torino for a while, then the best thing to do is to seal the underside of your car, or inject wax into the cavities. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. This car is only for sale on ebay at this time. This body style has become very desirable in the last few years. G Series Flowmaster Mufflers and pipes replaced 5 years ago.
The car sat in a garage most of the past 25 years and it shows. The headliner has a seam coming apart and has some finger prints. The Futura coupe with its distinctive Thunderbird-styled roofline was never offered in Mexico. Disc brakes were in the front and drums in the rear. The original owner parked the car in 1987 as evidence by the last Virginia state safety inspection.
Even though you're not driving your Gran Torino often, you still need to always make sure that the battery works. The Engine Factory is the hands-on craftsmanship and pride that we take in our engines. The drivers side rear quarter is rust free. By Daniel Vaughan Jun 2006 Introduced in 1974, the Ford Elite was produced for the North American market until 1976. G Series Flowmaster Mufflers and pipes replaced 5 years ago.
For 1975 and 1976, the Gran Torino prefix was dropped and Elite became a stand-alone model nameplate. By an means this car is no rot box need;s minor rust repair here and there. This 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport is powered by its original. But it would also make an excellent restoration candidate. The Ford Elite was produced from 1974 through 1976.
Retrieved on April 24, 2005. It used the four headlight grille from the Fairmont Futura along with Mercury Zephyr taillamps and rear quarter window louvers. Also Ford Turnkey Engines, V8 Engines 5. The drivers side rear quarter is rust free. You can contact me by call or text at 304-483-0869 Trim Base Category - Mileage 40000 Posted Over 1 Month This may be the cleanest 1974 Ford you will find I bought this car 4 years ago and it has been in my garage ever since except for the 2 shows I put it in and some service work done. The back seat is in great shape, all the seat belts are intact and functional, the front seats are good the drivers seat cover is worn especially at the seams. For 1981, the Fairmont Elite switched to the Mercury Zephyr grille.