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1975 Ford Torino Station Wagon, rare and restored For Sale

£10,500 Or near offer

Price £10,500Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Ford
  Torino Station Wagon
Year 1975
Country Greece
Region International
Status Trade
  17-Apr-2021
Ref C1057049
Ford Torino was introduced in 1968 as an intermediate sized successor to Ford’s Fairlane. Its platform was used in multivariate ways to render several generations of body styles, engines and options. The last one spanned from 1972 to 1976 and gained in popularity mainly from Clint's Eastwood's movie ‘Gran Torino’ and Spelling-Goldberg's detective TV series ‘Starsky and Hutch’. Stardom aside, this generation was also well received from the public for the options offered, including Ford’s best all-around small block, the 351M engine. Released in 1975, this motor was a success for sharing the same deck height, connecting rods and intake manifold with the larger 400 yet none of its compression-related issues. On that same year, the Torino’s designers concluded an 8-year long journey of alterations on a final facelift. This stylistic evolution was best reflected in the station wagon’s incorporation of the latest facelift with the earlier coke-bottle mid-body and the earliest square ‘Magic Doorgate’ tail. In addition, the station wagon’s 8-passenger carrying capacity and heavy duty chassis substantiated a strong potential for serving numerous special utility purposes. That potential was acknowledged and exploited by the US government which under special agreement placed its order of Torinos with purpose-oriented options.
The Station Wagon offered here was manufactured in Lorain, Ohio under US Contract GS-OOS-33769 - Special Order 4263 to feature among others a 351M engine, 3rd row rear facing seats and a heavy duty suspension. It was delivered on July of 1975 and shipped overseas to meet the special needs of the US Embassy operatives in Athens, Greece. A decade later, the Torino was released to the Greek government to be auctioned off to an expert mechanic and soon after to a private collector. In 2011 the Torino received a thorough cosmetic and mechanical restoration as well as a performance-oriented upgrade via fitting a Holley 4-barrel performance carburetor, an Edelbrock intake manifold, a stainless steel twin exhaust with H-pipe and a C6 automatic transmission. Since then the Torino has been stored indoors with occasional drives for classic car events and maintenance purposes only.

Specifications
Year: 1975
Make: Ford
Model: Torino
Type: Station Wagon
Assembly Plant: Lorain, Ohio
Date of Delivery: July 1975
US Contract Number: GS-OOS-33769
DSO Code: 83426, Government Ordering District
Chassis Number: 5H40H214687
Body Style, Code: 4-door 8-passenger station wagon, 71B
Body Color, Number, Code: Polar White, 5418-A, 9D
Engine Type, Code: 335-series cast iron small block with 10. 3 deck height, cast iron heads and camshaft, 5766cc, OHV, 8-cylinder in V configuration, 4-barrel Holley carbureted, 351M, X
Transmission Type: C6 automatic
Rear Axle Ratio, Code: 2. 75 to 1, 2
Trim Color, Type, Code: Blue, All-vinyl, AB

Options:
Air Conditioner-Manual
Belts, Color-Keyed Deluxe
Bumper Guards, Rear
Glass, Tinted-Complete
Luggage Rack Deluxe
Outside Chrome Remote-Control Mirrors, Left Hand and Right Hand
AM Radio
Seat, Rear Facing Third Row Security Lock Group
Speed Control, Fingertip
Steering Wheel, Tilt
Suspension, Heavy Duty/ Handling
Vanity Visor Mirror

Retrofits:
Holley Performance 400 4-barrel Carburetor
Edelbrock Intake Manifold
Stainless Steel Twin Exhaust with H-Pipe
C6 Automatic Transmission
15in Magnum 500 Wheels
Custom Polyurethane Bushes / Silent Blocks between Chassis and Body
Radio With Tape Player, AM/ FM Stereo, Pioneer KE-2100

Odometer reading: 74, 500mi

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