Friday, July 14, 2017

Car Watching - 1970 Ford Torino GT 429 CJ

Every once in a while, I end up at the right place at the right time.  Tonight, the beautiful Mrs K and I were going out to eat and we noticed that Sonic on South Lindberg was having a car show/gathering.  They have those from time to time.  And what did I spy as we drove by?  Why, a Torino, of course!
New-for-1970 body style, the Torino had gone from frumpy in 1969 to the racy car you see here.  This particular car is serious business.  It's a 429 Cobra Jet car, which means it sports 370 horsepower and an Earth crushing 450 lb/ft. of torque.  It was pretty common for these to run high 13s.
The business section.  This particular GT is a Ram Air.  It also sports all of the factory engine markings, so it's been restored pretty well.
 The paint was fabulous.  Bumpers, too.
The interior is primo.  It sports an automatic, which is just as well if you've ever driven the old muscle cars with manuals.
 This on had the window slats.  This was one seriously nice Torino.
Original bias-ply tires complete the all-original theme.  Except maybe the nitrous set-up he had hooked up!
This is all we really need to know about the engine.  Welcome to 1970.

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