The Iconic 1969 Ford Torino GT: Will You Be Its Next Proud Owner? -122

𝘖𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘤𝘭𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵'𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘮𝘣 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘦𝘳𝘢. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘛𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜.𝘚. 𝘰𝘧 𝘈. 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘖𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘰, 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘢.


The car survived for three generations, from 1968 to 1976, and was offered in hardtop, fastback, convertible, sedan, and station wagon body styles. Also marketed as the Fairlane in Venezuela, the Ford Torino came with different powertrains.

Straight-six mills were on the menu, alongside a variety of V8s, which were hooked up to manual or automatic transmissions delivering the respective thrust to the rear axle.

Joining the engine family in 1969, when the pictured example came to life, was the 351 cu-in unit. The 5.8-liter V8 was available with a two- or a four-barrel carburetor, pumping out 250 and 290 horsepower, respectively. If that wasn't enough for the usual muscle car crowd, then they could also order it with the 390 cu-in mill rated at 320 hp.


That might not mean much in today's era when we have EcoBoost Mustangs with four-pot units that are more powerful, but this is 1969 we're talking about, when the Apollo 11 mission landed the first humans on the Moon.

Fitted with the 351 lump, hooked up to the C6 three-speed automatic transmission, and equipped with disc brakes for superior stopping power, this Ford Torino GT is presented in red with a black vinyl roof on top of a black interior. It has lots of shiny chrome trim on the outside, branded tires wrapped around the classic wheels, and a cabin that has aged like a fine wine.


We cannot see any visible wear and tear, so it is likely that someone gave it a new lease on life. This is accentuated by the very clean underbody, suggesting perhaps a complete restoration and not just several rejuvenated parts.


According to the listing on GarageKeptMotors, because it is for sale if you haven't figured it out yet, the air conditioning needs a recharge, and the original manuals and several servicing invoices accompany the car.

It has 50,787 miles (81,734 km) on the clock and seems ready to hit the open road as soon as its future owner signs on the dotted line and transfers the sum.


Speaking of which, this 1969 Ford Torino GT has a buy-it-now price of just south of the $30,000 mark. You can probably trace cheaper examples, but it is worth a second look if it is a fully restored copy.

Could it lure you into the classic muscle car ownership experience?

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