Today we feature the 1975 Ford Gran Torino from the TV Show “Starsky and Hutch”. It featured an energy absorbing "S" shaped front end, torque boxes to isolate road shock, fourteen rubber body mounts and five cross members. Exterior Color. The Cobra model was discontinued as the Torino line was refocused toward luxury and de-emphasized performance. It replaced the chrome side moldings and was available in four colours to match the exterior paint. Further, it was a mandatory option for all 429 cu in (7.0 L) powered models. Overall, the size and weight for Torino had increased for 1972, following the longer, lower, wider trend. The car itself did not have any Fairlane or Torino nameplates on its exterior or interior, although 1969 NASCAR entrants were labeled "Torino Cobras." Even with the addition of the 123,372 Elites produced for 1975, total output was 318,482 which was still significantly lower than 1974. Bench seats for 1973 reverted to low backs with separate head rests to increase rear visibility. The grille was revised slightly, and now had a more prominent centre dividing bar, while the taillights were restyled on non-fastback models to be similar to the 1969 Ford full-size cars. The former time was obtained after the Cars staff did some "proper tuning. The competition suspension was no longer offered, and the only suspension option was a revised heavy-duty suspension package. A new dashboard featured four equally sized round pods centred around the steering wheel. Higher profile 78 series radial ply tires replaced the previously used 70 series bias-plys. All carryover models were the same as 1968, with the two new models being the "Cobra" 2-door SportsRoof and 2-door hardtop. Please call for pricing and more information . The television show became quite popular with the public, and much of that popularity was centered on the star Torino. [9] Like GM intermediates, the Torino 2-door and 4-door shared many body panels. Tom McCahill stated, "the gaping grille looks a little like it was patterned after Namu, the killer whale," but also stated that the Torino had "kind of pleasing, no-nonsense styling. The 351-2V engines and the 400-2V had a power and torque increase, and the 460-4V had a power decrease. Competition suspension, only available in two-door models, included the most heavy-duty springs and shocks, heavy duty rear upper control arms and bushings, a larger front sway bar, and a rear sway bar. All cars grew by about 5 in (127 mm) in length, and now rode on a longer 117 in (2,972 mm) wheelbase (station wagons used a 114 in (2,900 mm) wheelbase). [18] The 400-2V was a new engine to the Torino line-up, and was part of the 335 series engine family like the 351 Cleveland. Research, compare and save listings, or contact sellers directly from millions of 1975 Torino models nationwide. [18] The option group came standard with a 351CJ-4V and 4-speed but the 429-4V and the Cruise-O-Matic were optional. As a cost-cutting measure, the "Magnum 500" wheel was revised with the formerly chrome plated wheel replaced by a polished trim ring and argent painted spokes. [24] For comparison, in a Motor Trend test of a 1970 Torino 2-door equipped with a 351-4V, Cruise-O-Matic, and 3.00:1 gears, they recorded a 0 - 60 mph (97 km/h) time of 8.7 seconds, and a quarter mile time of 16.5 seconds at 86 mph (138 km/h). This front-end extension allowed Ford engineers to taper the front-end to reduce drag. All 2-door hardtop, SportsRoof and convertible models had "DirectAire" ventilation systems as a standard feature, which eliminated the need for side vent windows. The producers needed a flashy specialty car for the main characters to drive. For 1972, the Torino was redesigned using many characteristics carried over from the previous generation. Radial tires were added to the option list which offered longer tread life and better road manners. While Torino wagons sold rather well in 1972-73, they were not seen nearly as frequently by the mid-’70s. Brougham and Sport models had an extra chrome molding that ran on the lower fender edge between the front wheelwell and bumper; this gave the appearance of bumper-to-bumper chrome. For this reason, the Cobra had the lesser trim level of the Fairlane 500 to help keep costs low. The 351 CJ continued to be the only high-performance engine and only saw a 2 hp (1.5 kW) drop from 1972. In Car Life magazine's test of a 1968 Torino GT SportsRoof equipped with a 390-4V, C-6, and 3.25:1 axle, they recorded a 0 - 60 mph (97 km/h) time of 7.7 seconds, and the quarter-mile (402 m) dragstrip time of 15.8 seconds at 90 mph (140 km/h). The Ford Torino was in production from 1968 until 1976 and for that time, held the status of a Fairlane subsidiary. "MI Tests the 1972 Ford Torino: A Tom McCahill Report". The model line-up for 1973 increased to 11 from the 9 models in 1972. The seats were also new for 1972, the standard front bench seat changed to a high back integrated headrest for the outboard seating positions, but high back bucket seats remained an option on 2-door models. In 1971 the Fairlane name was dropped altogether, and all Ford intermediates were called Torino. The 1970½ Falcon was available as a 2-door and 4-door sedan, and 4-door station wagon. Get both manufacturer and user submitted pics. Engine. That's because it's a premium coupe that was taking aim at cars like the Chevy's Monte Carlo. The engine line-up was slightly revised for 1969. Most models continued used the 250 CID I-6 as the standard engine. Rear bumpers now had new brackets that increased the space between the bumper and the sheetmetal, an impact strip and bumper guards. 1975 Ford Torino Pictures: See 4 pics for 1975 Ford Torino. [14] Ram Air induction was optional on the 351C-4V, 429 CJ and 429 SCJ, but Ram Air did not change the advertised power ratings. 1975 Ford Torino Prices One of the earliest car makers in the world, Ford was founded in Dearborn, Michigan in 1903 by Henry Ford. [22], The Gran Torino Sport was offered in two body styles: A 2-door formal hardtop and a 2-door SportsRoof. Email alerts available. The heavy-duty suspension included a larger front sway bar, and heavy-duty springs and shocks. A hood scoop was standard on Ram Air equipped Cobras, while a non-functional scoop was optional on other Cobras. The Torino Talladega was equipped with unique front fascia that extended the length of the car by approximately 5 inches (127 mm). A new addition for 1968 was the two-door fastback "SportsRoof" bodystyle. This was Ford's term for 4-door sedans with frameless door glass and a thin "B" pillar. The most obvious change for the 1973 model saw was a new front fascia, required to meet new federal regulations. [32] Production of the replicas began in March 1976, and all were produced in Ford's Chicago manufacturing plant. SHARE. Included with 428 SCJ were cast pistons,[10] a nodular controlled cast-iron crankshaft casting 1UA or 1UA B with an external weight on the snout behind the balancer, 427 (LeMans) capscrew connecting rods, an engine oil cooler, and either a 9 in (230 mm) rear axle with 3.91:1 gears and a Traction-Lock limited slip or 4.30:1 gears with a Detroit Locker. With a price tag of $306 for the Cobra-Jet option, Ford lovers have a reason to rejoice."[8]. 1975–1976 Gran Torinos were used in the popular Spelling-Goldberg Productions TV series Starsky and Hutch. Find 27 used Ford Torino listings at CarGurus. They were able to run the quarter mile in 13.63 seconds at 105.95 mph (170.51 km/h), however, this was after the carburetor had been modified (improved power valve, larger primary and secondary jets). This limited production package was essentially a special paint option, but required the deluxe bumper group and dual color-keyed sport mirrors as mandatory options. A clock was optional with the standard instrument package. 40 Results. The Cobra had a blacked out grille, hood lock pins, and "Cobra" emblems. 1975 Ford Torino. It was named after the city of Turin, which is Torino in Italian, considered the Italian Detroit. NASCAR founder Bill France asked IMSA and the FIA in 1975 to create a class for stock cars in their series. As a result, Torinos had the lowest resale value of any of the American intermediate cars in the 1970s used-car market. Standard equipment for the Elite included a 351-2V V8 engine, automatic transmission, and radial tires. [36] The Torino King Cobra with the Boss 429 has been listed on eBay as of 3 May 2014, with a "buy-it-now" price of $599,999.[37]. The Ford Elite is a personal luxury car produced by Ford and marketed in North American from February 1974 to 1976, with the name Gran Torino Elite used in the first year. Including Fairlane production, 366,911 cars were produced, slightly down from the 1968 numbers. Seller information. The wheel track was widened to 60.5 in (1,537 mm) in front and 60 in (1,524 mm) in the rear to help the Torino improve its road holding abilities. Length increased by 2 in (51 mm) for Torino models, and 6 in (152 mm) for Gran Torinos. Torino GTs were the majority of Torinos produced, accounting for 81,822 units produced. Get listings via email. The Gran Torino Sport was no longer available with the "SportsRoof" fastback roofline, and the new "Gran Torino Elite" debuted. Motor Trend wrote[when?] The 1975 model year saw virtually no changes to the exterior styling. Standard tires for the GT were E70-14 fibreglass belted tires, while convertibles wore F70-14s. The Elite became an independent model, and marketed simply as the Ford Elite. 1975 Ford Torino IMSA/NASCAR. Research 1975 Ford Gran Torino 4 Door Station Wagon prices, used values & Gran Torino 4 Door Station Wagon pricing, specs and more! The front fascia featured a full width recessed grille, with horizontal quad headlights placed at the outer edges. Torino wagons were often used to tow, but all Torino models could be equipped with one of two optional towing packages. With Ram Air, "428 Cobra Jet" emblems were placed on each side of the hood scoop; without Ram Air, "428" emblems were placed on the front fender. BLACK. The grille had a fine mesh pattern with vertical parking lamps in the outer sections (embossed with the grille pattern on the surface of the lens) and the grille emblem was changed The front bumper was revised to be slightly more pointed while the bumper guards moved more towards the center of the bumper compared to 1973 models. Ford planned to offer covers for the headlight cutouts to NASCAR teams to improve aerodynamics even further. In addition, Consumer Guide selected the Torino as a "Best Buy" for 1972. The exterior trim was revised, with moldings the rocker panels instead of the lower doors. The power steering was completely revised to be integral in the steering box, rather than the external booster style used in previous years. [15][14] New options included 15 in (380 mm) Magnum 500 wheels with F60-15 tires and flat black "Sport Slats" for the rear window (both also available on the Torino GT). It also featured standard luxury items such as a vinyl roof with twin opera windows, split bench seat, "Westminster" cloth upholstery, woodgrain trim, and complete instrumentation. A Ram Air Induction system was available briefly during the early model year, and could be equipped on 351 CJ and 429 powered cars. Torino had another successful year in 1974, and continued to be popular. This package included heavy-duty suspension, heavy-duty battery and alternator, extra cooling package, and power front disc brakes. A new option for Cobra models was the reflective laser stripe, formerly an option for just GT models. To further remove it from the sporty theme, Gran Torino Sports even had opera windows (on vinyl-roofed cars) and fender skirts added to its option list. The hoods had a blacked-out center portion, and a side stripe similar to 1968-69 Torino GTs ran from the front fender to quarter panel. The 1968 Fairlane and Torino used the same wheelbases as its 1967 predecessor: 116 in (2,946 mm) on 2- and 4-door models, and 113 in (2,870 mm) for station wagon models. This option was available on all Torinos except the Elite, and included a larger front sway bar and heavy-duty front and rear springs. 1970 Ford Torino Cobra 2 Dr Fastback 429/370HP CJ V8 4 spd Stock# 7468 $59,500 (lax) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. Most Torinos were conventional cars, and generally the most popular models were the 4-door sedans and 2-door hardtops. All other engines saw a slight increase in power levels compared to 1973. This was the first time Ford had ever outsold the Chevrolet Chevelle since its 1964 introduction. Details about 1975 Ford Torino FULLY RESTORED FORD TORINO 351 V8 AUTOMATIC NEW PAINT/INTERIOR 75 74 73 72 71 Thiel Motor Sales Inc DeWitt. Next was the mid level "Fairlane 500", which was available as a 2-door hardtop, 2-door SportsRoof, convertible, and a 4-door sedan and station wagon. The "Torino GT" was offered as a 2-door SportsRoof and convertible, while the "Torino Cobra" was still only available as a 2-door SportsRoof. To save you time and money, we gathered 1975 Ford Torino auto body parts of the highest quality at economical prices all under one roof. The fuel filler was repositioned above the bumper, hidden behind an access door in the center of the taillight panel. [15], Torino Brougham models came standard with extra exterior and interior trim, finer upholsteries, wheel covers, unique emblems, extra sound insulation and "Hideaway" headlights. All engines, other than the 429s, saw a slight drop in compression, which also resulted in a corresponding drop in power ratings. Aflați mai multe despre modul în care folosim informațiile dvs. Research all 1975 Ford Torino for sale, pricing, parts, installations, modifications and more at CarDomain Join millions of people using Oodle to find unique car parts, used trucks, used ATVs, and other commercial vehicles for sale. They went through the quarter mile in 14.5 seconds at 102 mph (164 km/h) in the 4,100 lb (1,900 kg) Torino. Steering was recirculating ball system, with power steering optional. The Squire came standard with a 302-2V V8 engine and power front disc brakes; other wagons had 4-wheel drums and the 250 CID I-6. This allowed for stylists to make fewer compromises when trying to turn a 2-door into a 4-door. Station wagons had a rated capacity of 83.5 cu ft (2,364 L), nearing the capacity of some full-size wagons. The laser stripe was no longer available, but a lower body multi-coloured non-reflective stripe was an option. This short-lived safety system would be removed after the 1974 model year. Get Instant Quote. At the top of the ’75 Torino … Transmission. [6] Motor Trend magazine wrote "Putting the car through quick and/or tight corners isn't a matter of practiced art - it's more like second nature for the GT" in their test of a 1968 Torino GT. This configuration was also used by station wagons. All Torinos featured solid state ignition systems for 1975, which improved starting performance and fuel economy, while reducing maintenance costs. Ford offered many upholstery options, including a knitted vinyl option, called "comfortweave." In response, Ford revised the base engine on all Torinos to the 351-2V engine. Ford Torino production decreased for 1969, and a total of 129,054 units were produced. The Torino's front end featured totally new sheetmetal from the firewall forward, with a blunt, more squared-off fascia replacing the previous year's pointed prow. Motor Trend also tested a 1970 Cobra with a 429 SCJ, 4-speed and 3.91:1 gears, and resulted in a 5.8 second 0 - 60 mph (97 km/h) time, with a 13.99 second quarter mile at 101.0 mph (162.5 km/h). ClassicCars.com has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, successfully making the Inc. 5000 list in both 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Front disc brakes was standard equipment on all Torinos, which no other American intermediate (other than its sister car the Mercury Montego) offered in 1972. The article states "this car would really respond to a good ignition system, a better intake manifold, a larger carburetor and a set of headers." The sheetmetal on the station wagons was not changed as drastically as 2-door and 4-door models. "Date with Three Strippers - SS454 vs. Torino Cobra vs. Road Runner 440". [26] The Elite was Ford's response to Chevrolet's popular low-priced luxury coupe the Monte Carlo. Save this Seller. 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