1972 Ford Gran Torino 429/460 Super Cobra Jet
Price: - Item location: Springfield, Oregon, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Torino
- Trim: Sport
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 16,137
- VIN: 2A38S168400
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 429/460 Super Cobra Jet
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Green
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1972 Ford Torino SportI am the owner & I have been lovingly restoring every inch of this car since I made the purchase approx 5yrs ago. Original Godzilla Green interior that has aged very nice, minor upholstery tear on the rear passenger wall near door pillar and very minor scratches and wear throughout. Very clean for it's age. I have only used certified build shops to perform the repairs & replacements listed. This classic muscle car starts, runs & drives reliably every time. The pictures shown were taken specifically for this sale so they properly represent the vehicle as it sits right now. No effort or expense has been spared with any repair, upgrade or restoration effort that has been performed & all have been done by certified professionals that do this kind of work. After my last move, the car transport company I hired had a cable come loose and dance lightly on the hood and fenders as well as a couple love taps on the roof. I have coated the damaged areas with a gloss black paint to prevent corrosionbut have not fixed the paint or flaws at this point as pictures do show. This list is the restoration effort I have personally had done over last 3 yrs... much was done the 1st 2yrs but I really focused effort over the last 3yrs...
Steering/suspension replacements:All steering components replaced & professionally aligned with a thrust alignment measuring all 4 wheels.Power steering gear boxPro built hvy. dty, high pressure, swivel ended, power steering hosesPower steering pumpPitman armIdler armDrag linkInner tie rodsOuter tie rodsUpper ball jointsLower ball jointsFront coil springsHeavy duty anti-sway barAll Bushings including torque rod bushings replaced
Brake system replacements:Master cylinderPort matched proportioning valve for larger brake systemFront hydraulic calipersFront caliper/brake hardwareFront brake pads high performanceFront rotorsFront bearings/sealsFront hosesRear brakes, the biggest available rear drum size for this Ford 9" rear endRear brake shoesRear spring hardwareRear brake adjusting hardwareRear brake adjustersRear adjuster port sealsRear wheel cylindersRear steel brake lines to center hoseRear brake hoseTop of the line Dot3 550 high performance brake fluid
Engine:Pro shop built & speed shop replaced. I didn't want a drag car so I had the engine built as a reliable but potent Big Block. I also wanted a nostalgic look & feel so I had them use some of the highest performance Ford factory components from the era that would enhance the build such as the 71 Super Cobra jet intake match ported & factory high flow Super Cobra jet exhaust manifolds. The rest was all about squeezing the best reliable performance.Engine - 429/460K&N breather with K&N Top breather lid... The intake thru the hood is not fake & was a factory option to have plated closed or open. These factory chrome hood vents are open & fully functional. When the hood is closed the breather fits all the way up & into the intake ports of the hood. This took strategic effort to get it in the sweet spot for fresh air intake. Very cool setup that is fully functional.Brand new Holley Avenger 750 adjusted tuned to max efficiency & performance. will include the box, extras & misc. tune parts.71 SCJ intake manifold match ported with a dyno tuned max, efficiency, torque riser.Performance carb fuel pressure gaugeHolley performance, chrome & fully adjustable fuel regulatorLightweight Performance valve coversStock rebuilt for high flow Ford factory headsLunatti cam with mild lift. This cam gives the car a pretty good lope but is 100% streetable & runs great on pump gasHolley high performance street/strip electric fuel pumpBlock is rebuilt 460 with Keith Black pistons & all the best internals & gasketsHigh flow high performance mechanical oil pumpHi-performance, extra capacity, gold anodized oil pan - gives extra qrt in the pan but doesn't hang way below cross member like most aftermarket pans.MSD ignition/Billet distributorMSD upgraded distributor internalsPerformance plug wiresBillet pulley serpentine belt systemUpgraded high amp alternator with billet pulley/fanPerformance serpentine beltsLightweight performance flex fan (with radiator shroud installed properly)4 core high capacity radiator - this car never over heats or even runs hot... always perfect..!High torque, mini lightweight, performance starter & upgraded ignition system from battery to starter. Very sweet upgrade..!SCJ high flow performance exhaust manifoldsFord factory motor mount system for the Big Block installEngine oil - Amsoil 10w30 full syntheticEngine oil filter - K&N large/extra capacity
Transmission - Bullet proof C6 automaticCompletely rebuilt top to bottom with new stronger tail shaft housingTop of the line performance internalsHigh performance valve body set to street/race shift hits. Very drive-able with normal throttle & an aggressive beast when on the juice.Billet torque converter (non-stall, wanted it to be street-able.)Trans oil - B&M Trick shift
Drive shaft:Ford factory drive shaft balanced with new heavy duty high performance grease-able u-joints
Rear axle:Ford factory 9" with 4:11 Richmond gearsAll new bearings & seals from end to end. This was one of the 1st mods I did years ago & sadly the pinion seal has started to leak from not much driving but does not use noteworthy amounts of fluid. Just enough to leave a drip where she parks if it stays there long enough. Drives & functions flawlessly. Conditioner may eliminate the very small seep...
Exhaust system:Dual 2 1/2" exhaust from the SCJ high flow manifolds all the way back to the rear bumper.Pipes are all aluminized mandrel bent tubes for high flowFlowmaster Street/Race high flow mufflersWide rectangular stainless steel tips that sit tucked back so sweet under the rear bumper that it gives a killer look & sweet muscle car sound. The exhaust has a very aggressive deep, throaty Big Block lope out back & very nice quite version inside the car. With the floor insulation & carpet work you can enjoy the hot rod sound & still have an easy conversation or listen to music.
Interior:New dash, no cracksRepaired or restored all factory gauges to good working order. Same with all buttons & switches.Replaced steering wheel with GT Grant performance billet & high class burlwood steering wheelReplaced stereo, very high power system with basic looks to mesh with the interior. System includes deck, amplifier, equalizer, new front speakers, new back speakers, in trunk custom subs & amplifier all professionally built & installed.Replaced carpet & insulationReplaced front low back bench seat with completely rebuilt & re-upholstered Ford factory high back front bench seat. (Much better support & much cooler look.)Various small pieces of trim... still have a few extra pieces as it's always a work in progress waiting for time right..? Everything extra I have for this car will go with this car in the sale.
Misc replacements/restorations:All new door seals and window hardwareNew refurbished & re-chromed Ford factory rear bumper.All old stock Factory Ford rear tail light assemblies, seals & bulbs.New in last year: 4 brand new Cooper Cobra performance radial tire with extra wide muscle car rears.Super Cobra Jet wheel center caps & heavy duty chrome lug nutsCustom Cobra Jet emblem for the rear swing latch on the trunk key entryIgnition switch/key assembly replaceFoot headlight dimmer switch replaced.Main fuse block connection at firewall as well as much of the wiring all replaced to gain 100% functionality of vehicle as it orig was designed but with good wiring.
I'm sure there's a ton more but dang... where do I stop. I'm super anal about maintenance so every fluid & service you could need has been done regularly & will not need to be done now... it's all perfect & the best you can buy.