1973 Ford Torino The Big Lebowski
For bid here is a 1973 Ford Gran Torino 4 door, the same model and body style as The Dude's car from the classic movie The Big Lebowski. It is in good overall unrestored condition showing 24,000 miles on the odometer which I believe is probably 124,000. The interior is in good condition but has a sagging headliner and normal wear. The car originally came from the south but does have some rust, but does not seem to be too extensive. The 1973 is a one year only style, and the 4 door sedan has proven to be much more difficult to find than the 2 door. The engine is a 351 Cleveland, and runs pretty well. The car runs and drives and has been to two Lebowski events, one in Louisville Kentucky July of 2017 where the car was featured on the front page of the local newspaper. There is a photo attached of that. It also appeared at the Lebowski event at the Campus Theater in Lewisburg Pennsylvania November of 2017 where it was featured at the entrance of the show. A picture of that is also attached. The transmission is an FMX automatic, and seems to slip in low gear if you give it too much throttle. The car cruises well on the highway and can run at 65 mph easily. The following items are new or were recently replaced: starter, rear wheel cylinders, brake shoes, transmission fluid and filter, idler arm, thermostat, front and rear brake hoses, Holley 2bbl carburetor (original included), spark plugs/wires, rear shocks, dual exhaust, oil and filter, and belts. The heat does work but AC I have not ever tried. The radio works but won't play a CD. The tires are not in very good condition so it would be advisable for the new owner to trailer the car home. It probably goes without saying but it is being sold as is. The title is a clear PA title in my name. There are more things that can be done to the car to make it a more accurate replica of the movie car if you would want to. The replica 376 PCE license plates are included. This would be the ultimate Lebowski fan collectible or Christmas gift. Good luck bidding and thank you for checking out the car!