1975 Ford Torino

Streetside Classics-Charlotte
800 Derita Road, Ste. A
Concord, NC

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Concord, NC



Year 1975
Mileage 86716
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Ford
Model Torino

Torino 1975

Title Status --
Exterior Color Silver
Interior Color Red


This is a true car of distinction. The 1974 Ford Gran Torino Elite was a short-lived personal luxury coupe with its own character. You instantly recognize its charm because this one-owner example is so correctly preserved and presented.

The mid-1970s Torinos remind us of the Starsky and Hutch coupe. But this one goes in a much different direction, and you can tell that from the moment it comes into view. The single headlight fascia is unique to the Elite model. It gives the coupe an instant distinction, especially because this model line only lived a few years. So it's something that we don't see too often today. And we bet you'll get plenty of people asking, "Hey, what's that car?" As the top-dog in the Gran Torino lineup, this one costs more in 1975 than some of Ford's full-sized offerings. That's because it's a premium coupe that was taking aim at cars like the Chevy's Monte Carlo. You see it in the luxury details like the how the red trim line rub strips match the vinyl roof. It looks quite distinct against the silver. The paint shows all the right signs of being the factory original application. While the presentation is no longer perfect, instead, this one wears its age with pride. That's what helps tell this car's unique story.

We love it when the red accents of the exterior are also a preview of the full red interior. Going nearly half a century with only one owner means this is the kind of car that was cherished, and it shows this feeling particularly well inside. There was some use over the years, but it's hard to not be impressed by the plush velour seats that retain their button-top presentation. While this was Ford's intermediate offering, in today's world, that means plenty of room to carry everyone in comfort. But even if you're just out for a solo cruise, this Gran Torino Elite is the right choice. As a personal luxury machine, all the controls wrap around the driver, including the original AM/FM stereo and controls for factory air conditioning (will need servicing to work again.) The dual-spoke steering wheel has that perfect feeling or originality, and it gives you a commanding view of the sporty five-dial round gauge panel set in the premium walnut-like trim.

This has a highly stock presentation under the hood. However, the 351 cubic-inch V8 hides a secret. The motor was replaced and rebuilt by the original owner. It makes for a stronger and younger powerhouse for those who like to drive their classics. So this one fires up eagerly and runs well. The three-speed automatic transmission is said to be original to the car, and it was rebuilt about the same time as the motor was overhauled. The V8 power means effortless torque at any speed and the kind of pulling power that defined luxury in its era. It floats down the road like a good 70s machine should, and with a power steering and power brakes with front discs, Ford's Elite coupe a breeze to drive.

Complete with owner's manual, you're looking at the kind of classic luxury machine that doesn't get seen very often anymore. So with a presentation this nice, and a price this low, you need to hurry to grab this deal. Call now!


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