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Ford Torino

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A car produced by Ford from 1968-1976.

The Ford Torino was the car of NASCAR Grand National (the series that would eventually become Sprint Cup) driver's champion David Pearson in 1968 and 1969.

Magazine & newsletter covers include: March 2015 GTR Newsletter (King Cobra scale model in yellow & black)

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Ford Torino page on 8 November 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Ford Torino is an automobile that was produced by Ford for the North American market between 1968 and 1976. It was a competitor in the intermediate market segment. The car was named after the city of Turin (Torino, in Italian), considered "the Italian Detroit". The Torino was initially an upscale variation of the intermediate sized Ford Fairlane, which Ford produced between 1962 and 1970. After 1968, the Fairlane name was retained for the base models with lower levels of trim than those models which wore the Torino name. During this time, the Torino was considered a subseries to the Fairlane. By 1970 Torino had become the primary name for Ford's intermediate, and the Fairlane was now a subseries of the Torino. In 1971 the Fairlane name was dropped altogether, and all Ford intermediates were called Torino. This name was one of several originally proposed for the Mustang while in development. The Torino was essentially a twin to the Mercury Montego line.

Most Torinos were conventional cars, and generally the most popular models were the 4-door sedans and 2-door hardtops. However, Ford produced some high-performance versions of the Torino by fitting them with large powerful engines, such as the 428 cu in (7.0 L) and 429 cu in (7.0 L) "Cobra-Jet" engines. These cars are classified as muscle cars. Ford also chose the Torino as the base for its NASCAR entrants, and it has a successful racing heritage.


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Development of a Test Methodology for Evaluating Crash Compatibility and Aggressiveness, Test Report 2: 1975 Ford Torino-to-NHTSA Test Device
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Documents



Merchandise

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
21 March 1974NHTSA Recall 74V048000
1974 Ford Torino
Seat Belts:Rear
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
March 1979Development of a Test Methodology for Evaluating Crash Compatibility and Aggressiveness
Test Report 2: 1975 Ford Torino-to-NHTSA Test Device
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - AMT T383-225El Toro Torino Funny Car1:25 scale


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
24 January 2004Show Me State Publisher Fills The Gaps For Ford OwnersPAH Publishing
8 March 2011Ford Fairlane Spin-off - The Ford TorinoWilliam Jason


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