The Torino was a model manufactured by Ford for the North American market way back in 1968 before concluding production in 1976. The Torino was a strong competitor in the intermediate market category. An interesting fact about this car is that it was named after the city Turin in Italy which is also pronounced Turino in Italian. The Torino debuted in 1968, with its sleek outlook aimed at being an upscaled version of its cousin, the Ford Fairlane. It claimed the top spot in the intermediate line-up when it debuted, knocking the Fairlane 500 down a notch and displacing the performance-oriented GT models in the process. In 1970, the Torino came to the spotlight to become Ford’s primary model, and the Fairlane was forced into the shadows to become a sub-series. This example is a 1970 model year two owner car up for sale in Florida with 94,000 miles to its name, unrestored, and is reported to have zero rust.
Ford moved away from emulating the boxy lines of the full-size Fords to a brand-new design direction for the 1970 Torino/Fairlane line, influenced by ‘coke-bottle’ styling. The 1970 Ford Torino was distinguished from Ford’s 1968 models by its more pronounced long hood and short deck style, as well as its length, width, and lower profile. The subject car has all its numbers matched, comes with original keys and is a playful mix of a mustard yellow exterior paint that complements the warm brown leather interior, and is thus sure to turn a few heads. The colour of the top was changed from black to white in 1975, giving it an elegant two-toned appearance. This vehicle also has its original glass rear window and sits on BF Goodrich radial tires. The owner claims that the factory AC is functional and blows cold.
This Torino is powered by its original 5.8L 351cid V8 engine that sends 290bhp to the rear wheels via a three-speed automatic transmission. The car features power disc brakes that have been recently fitted with brand new parts to bring it to a stop. It is also reported to have undergone a recent fluid flush.