Very Cool/Clean Survivor! Rebuilt & Built Up 351 V8, Auto, Well Documented, Wow!
Price: - Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Torino
- SubModel: Sport
- Type: Fastback
- Trim: Sport
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 83140
- VIN: 2A35Q150080
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 351 Cleveland V8
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Green
- Options: --
- Vehicle Title: -- Want to buy? Contact seller!
1972 Ford Torino SportSince Ford Torinos are kind of rare and unusual, let's put this amazing 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport into context: If it were, say, a Chevelle SS, it would have a sticker $10,000 higher than it is. If it were a Plymouth GTX, it would cost $20,000 more than it does. This car is so nice and so powerful that it's hard to make people believe it's also reasonably priced compared to its counterparts on the market. Did we mention it also has a rebuilt 351 Cleveland V8 that packing big horsepower inside a survivor-grade livery? Yeah, this one's pretty darn special, indeed.
Super straight and laser-straight clean, this is survivor-grade, original car that's amazingly still wearing its original paint. Thanks to a life lived easy, the body has remained in excellent condition, so the original finish lays on the sheetmetal smoothly, and when walking around the car you'd be hard-pressed to find a single dimple or imperfection in the steel to speak of. The original Medium Green Metallic paint does show some wear, as you'd expect from an original finish that's been intact for almost 50 years. It's thin in a few places, specifically near the driver's side fender where the owner probably leaned on and held court about his baby for decades, but the curb appeal is undeniable and there's a lovely low-metallic effect that seems to glow from within when the light hits it just right, accentuating the wonderful details of the Torino body. Look at the way it plays over the crease on the rear quarters and highlights the ram air hood, flipping from dark to light. All the chrome and trim is original too, so it all looks right, including the open catfish mouth grille surround, bright bumpers fore and aft, and lovely, finned lower panel trim that runs from end-to-end on the profiles of this car. If you're a purist, we think you'll be hard-pressed to find a complaint anywhere on this car, right down to the Ivy Green vinyl roof. Correct decals and badging add the finishing touch and give the big Gran Torino a sporty attitude.
The survivor-grade interior is every bit as beautiful as the exterior of the car, with factory specs found throughout the roomy 2-door cabin. High back bucket seats up front are upholstered in their original configuration of Medium Green vinyl with pleated inserts, matching the original rear bench that show very little wear. Plush carpets, original door panels, and that ample original dash pad all contribute to the bone-stock, survivor presentation. The steering wheel is original too, right down to the logo on the hor button (when was the last time you saw one of these?), and it obviously looks right at home in the big Ford. You'll also note that this car has rare factory A/C via its original DirectAire Ventilation System, and it's been upgraded to R134a refrigerant, although there's a belt missing so we can't report on whether it's all working as it should. Factory gauges are all original inside the dash, and a tachometer was added to the original column to help mind the revs of the recently beefed-up engine. All the materials inside are original, right down to the thick carpets and vinyl floor mats, resulting in one of the quietest and most solid-feeling muscle cars we've ever featured, and there's even an original AM/FM stereo in the dash, just ahead of that awesome factory center console embossed with the 'Cobra' badge in the middle.
The engine is a believed-original and correct 351C Cobra Jet 4V with 4-bolt mains that was rebuilt for combat. With a reported 500 horsepower (we don't have a Dyno to prove it, but the power with throttle down is undeniable), it's tough and rev-happy enough to take advantage of the Cleveland's improved breathing. It's beautifully dressed and doesn't pretend to be anything else, and you can almost see the painstaking hours that went into making those finned valve covers and chrome air cleaner look just right. A big aluminum radiator keeps the Cleveland nice and cool under any circumstance, long-tube headers feed a pair of Flowmaster mufflers for a wicked exhaust note, and thanks to decades of easy-living, it's every bit as nice underneath as it is up top. A built C6 3-speed automatic with a shift kit and stall convertor delivers lightning-quick shifts and powers a 9-inch rear-end that can handle all the added power. Upgraded shocks and sway bars help the big muscle car handle, and it carries gorgeous Magnum 500 wheels with 255/60/15 Firehawk Indy 500 radials that look just right.
Documented with its original warranty card, original build sheet, original window sticker, and all the original manuals, this dialed-in survivor Gran Torino Sport is one of the coolest, rare muscle cars that we've ever featured. If you're a Ford fan who understands rarity and value, this Torino warrants a phone call so we can tell you all the details. Call today!