The Brand History Of Ford Torino


Ford Torino has been manufactured for the market of U.S. for 8 years starting from 1968. Fairlane used to be its big daddy having given Torino a lot of features. Top selling variants included 4-door and 2-door models. Some muscle cars have inherited Torino’s technologies. According to recent rumors, Ford has some plans to revive the reborn 2017 Ford Torino.

1968-1969 Models

At first Torino was a subseries of Fairlane. It was based on 1967 predecessor’s wheelbase. In comparison to earlier models this production was of a larger size. It had rectangular headlight placed vertically. Just like 1967 models this Torino was produced using unit-construction. Inside of the car, there was an improved dashboard with round pods situated all around the steering wheel. A standard engine was 3.3-litre six-cylinder unit. GT variants came with 4.9-litre V8.

1970-1971 Models

This time Torino became the leading vehicle of Ford. It had a unique body design. Its body was inspired by an elegant supersonic aircraft. The car had a long hood with a low roofline and became more aerodynamic. The vehicle was available as a 2-door hardtop, 4-door sedan and 4-door wagon. Engine variety was much improved. From 1969 the car inherited only 250 CID I-6, 302-2V and 351W-2V. The new variant was 429-4V 385 Series V8. There also were three types of 429-4V. The interior included a temperature gauge and monitors for oil pressure.

1972-1976 Models

This generation was redesigned once again but still retained some of the well-known features. It continued to stick to the policy of the prolonged body style. An egg crate grille in an oval opening was the most striking exterior update. Its headlamps were made bearing chrome. The number of the produced models was reduced. Instead of 14 only 9 were manufactured. The production of convertibles was stopped while 4-door hardtops were replaced with 4-door pillared hardtops. The vehicle moved from unit-construction to body-on-frame.

The most accessible engine was 4.1-litre inline-six. Among other variants were 302-2V, 351-2V, 351C-4V, 400-2V and 429-4V. One of the engines used was 351-4V CJ with a unique intake manifold, new valve springs and dampers. It was mated to a 4-speed transmission.
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