Fun & Rare Droptop Cruiser! 351 V8, Auto, A/C, PS, PB, Power Top, Great Colors!
Price: US $24,995.00
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Torino
- SubModel: GT Convertible
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: GT Convertible
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 58527
- VIN: 0H37H197504
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 351 Cleveland V8
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: White
- Options: --
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1970 Ford Torino GT ConvertibleYou can be forgiven for doing a double-take on this 1970 Ford Torino GT convertible because they're so rare (less than 4k were ever built and most have not survived the crusher) that very few people even know they exist. Fortunately, this one does exist and looks great with its trademark "laser stripe" down its flanks, and with a strong running 351 cubic inch Cleveland V8 under the hood, it's got enough power to match its racy look.
The Torino can probably be considered Ford's answer to the Chevelle, but sadly it was a distant second in the popularity contest vs. Chevy's erstwhile A-body. However, if more people had seen a car like this Torino GT convertible, perhaps the numbers would have changed. 1970 was a big year for changes for Ford, as the 2nd generation Torino became the primary model that made the long-running Fairlane become a sub-series. Such a big change necessitated design updates, and Ford indeed moved away from the boxy lines of previous models, and completely embraced the coke-bottle/supersonic aircraft styling that would soon define the era. And the lower, longer, wider, and curvaceous Torino exemplified this new direction in design. This one is finished in handsome Candy Apple Red Metallic, which isn't the car's original color but nevertheless looks very classy on the big ragtop. It was repainted several years ago and despite some defects and signs of use it still presents well, with a nice shine and great panel alignment that suggests this was always a clean, straight car. There are plenty of performance styling cues, most notably the hood scoop and the aforementioned laser stripe along its flanks, and the double headlights work well on the redesigned Torino. The 1970 redesign also added a full-width taillight, a design element that would sweep through the entire FoMoCo lineup in the early '70s, but scarcely does it look better than on the Torino.
The custom white interior offers plush vinyl on the seats with special insignia on the back seat that adds an upscale look, and there's certainly plenty of comfort to the big ragtop. Plush red carpets work with the dash cover to keep it from being too bright inside, and the pleated design on the door panels mirrors the look of the seats. The big, wide instrument panel puts all the controls right in front of the driver, including a trio of auxiliary units under the dash, and the factory A/C was upgraded to R134a refrigerant and is fully functional today. The carpets are in good condition, and while the seats show some wear and a little yellowing, they remain comfortable enough for all-day cruises. An upgraded AM/FM/Cassette player lives in the center of the dash, there's also a 3-spoke Grant GT steering wheel at the helm, and the lack of a console makes it feel positively huge inside. And speaking of huge, the trunk is quite spacious, is finished with matching red carpet, and includes a space-saver spare and full jack assembly as well. Overhead, there's a white power convertible top that folds neatly behind the seats and underneath a matching boot cover.
Power comes from a 351 cubic inch Cleveland V8 with a 2-barrel carburetor, a specification necessitated by the era but still able to deliver torquey performance that's a lot of fun. The engine bay is quite stock, with Ford Blue in all the right places, a stock air cleaner, and that modern A/C compressor which is pumping R134a refrigerant. It starts almost instantly and idles so smoothly that you'd swear it's a Lincoln, not a Ford, and all that torque makes it feel lively on the street. The 3-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and there are tall gears in back to make it a fantastic highway cruiser that just eats up pavement. There's an updated dual exhaust system with Glasspack-style mufflers underneath that just sounds awesome and the underside is pretty original yet in very good condition overall. Power steering and power brakes ensure a great drive every time out, and the suspension is soft and comfortable thanks to a set of air shocks in the rear. The killer GT look is enhanced further by a bright set of chrome Cragar rims wrapped in 205/75/14 white-wall radials.
Nicely preserved and ready to be drive and enjoyed, this is a rare Ford convertible that delivers V8 power and a great look that will have onlookers asking you questions every time you stop. Call today!