Lot 307 - 1972 Ford Gran Torino
|Odometer reading||40,978 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
The Ford Torino was manufactured by for the North American market between 1968 and 1976. The Torino was initially an upscale version of the intermediate sized Ford Fairlane which Ford produced between 1962 and 1970. Most Torinos were conventional cars and generally the most popular models were the four-door saloons and two-door hardtops. For 1972, the Torino was redesigned using many characteristics carried over from the previous generation. The 1972 Torino styling emphasized the 'long hood short deck' look and had strong elements of 'coke bottle styling'. The Torino line was also revised to be made up of basic models called simply 'Torino' and more upscale models called 'Gran Torinos'. The most radical change was a large 'egg-crate' grill in an oval opening with chrome bezels surrounding the headlamps on each side of the large grill. The rear featured a full width bumper that incorporated thin rectangular tail lights into each bumper end. A 1972 Gran Torino was featured in the iconic films 'Fast and Furious' and 'Gran Torino' with Clint Eastwood.
This Gran Torino was imported into the UK recently and the vendor, who is a car enthusiast, described the car as being a very good example. Our inspection confirmed this and, to our delight, the car appears to be as good mechanically as she is cosmetically. The 351ci Cleveland engine started immediately when requested and sounded superb and we can advise ERL 853K drives with no known faults. The coachwork is in good order with no signs of corrosion, the interior is virtually unmarked and the ample chromework is as good as new. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this Gran Torino offers style, presence and comfort making for a delightful experience all round.