Your Classic Car Community and Marketplace
MyOldRide Account | OldRide Store | Support | Site Map   
OldRide HomeClassic Cars and Trucks For SaleClassic Car and Truck Parts For SaleSell on OldRideOldRide AnswersRusty RidesCar Show ListingsCar Club ListingsResearch Library 
 
OldRide Answers Home
Using OldRide Answers
Ask a Question
 
Browse Questions In:
AMC
Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
Chrysler
Dodge
Ford
Lincoln
Mercury
Oldsmobile
Packard
Plymouth
Pontiac
Studebaker
Volkswagen
Other Makes
Classic Trucks
 General Topics
General Questions
Help Identify
Classic Car News
General Restoration
Vehicle Maintenance
Site Suggestions & Comments













 
 


Ask a Question in OldRide Answers
 
Help Enrich the Classic Car Community
 
Explore Closed Questions and Answers
 Search Questions: 
 
johnnybar
    
1972 sport torino 351 cobra jet 4 speed hurst top loader trans 9" rear end is this car rare
 
posted: September 17, 2009
 
    
 
  Answers (2)
 
grumpyoldman
    
The 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport SportsRoof was featured in the Movie Gran Torino

The Gran Torino Sport was offered as a 2-door hardtop and a 2-door SportsRoof. All Sport models featured an integrated hood scoop, which was only functional with the optional (and very rare) Ram Air Induction system. Also included with this model was twin colour-keyed racing mirrors, moulded door panels (unique to the Sport model), body-side and wheel lip moldings, and F70-14 tires (E70-14 on hardtop models). A reflective laser stripe remained an option, and was revised to run the full length of the car. It replaced the chrome side molding, and was available in four colours to match the exterior paint. For the driving enthusiast, the "Rallye Equipment Group" included the Instrumentation Group, Competition Suspension, G70-14 tires with raised white letters, and a Hurst shifter for the 4-speed models (if so equipped). The Rallye Equipment Group was available with the 351CJ-4V or the 429-4V in Gran Torino Sport models. The Competition Suspension was highly regarded by Tom McCahill of Mechanix illustrated, as well as Motor Trend and Car and Driver as being less harsh than past Torino performance suspensions, while still offering excellent handling. Motor Trend described the suspension as "Unlike the super heavy-duty springs of years past, the folks at Ford have managed to produce superior ride control without harshness. It takes a ride in one [Torino] to truly appreciate it." Torino's new and improved chassis and suspension design can be attributed to this improvement.
posted:  September 17, 2009
Click to close this picture
   
 
dman
    
I would say it is a fairly rare car! As always their is always something rarer but from the sounds of it your car is outfitted with all the top of the line options. Of course the early 70's weren't quite the powerhouse years for Ford but at least its not a late 70's Ford!
posted:  September 18, 2009
Click to close this picture
   
 
 

Home | Classifieds: Vehicles / Parts | Sell on OldRide | Rusty Rides | OldRide Answers | Events | Clubs

Library | Car & Truck Resources | MyOldRide Account | Support | OldRide Banners | Car Photos


Copyright © 2014 Internet Brands, Inc. All rights reserved | OldRide Support | Terms of Use | Classifieds Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies