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Old Aug 16th, 11, 11:53 AM
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Hello All, I'm looking into another project car, and was just wondering if the 72' Gran Torino's are worth much? It's nothing special, needs complete restore, blah blah but it's running with a Cleveland 351 and c4 auto trans for decent price. Just wanted to bounce this off y'all. I don't really see alot of them for sale
probably for a reason. This is the car from the movie attached
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Old Aug 16th, 11, 12:46 PM
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not much

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1972-...item1e6614c3cc
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Old Aug 16th, 11, 2:21 PM
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I'd guess that a fully resored one is worth significantly less than the cost of said restoration.
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Old Aug 16th, 11, 2:36 PM
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lol not exactly an apples to apples comparison...


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Old Aug 16th, 11, 3:33 PM
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Torinos were never really sporty like the GM A-bodies, they always seemed to be super heavy, lead sleds.
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Old Aug 16th, 11, 3:37 PM
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lol not exactly an apples to apples comparison...
yeah no, the one in the auction is supposedly way better, yet only $3500.

I'd ask for the car and $500 to take it off their hands
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Old Aug 16th, 11, 3:50 PM
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That car is more desirable than you think, pre Gov. bumpers. G.M. guys will tell you they aren't worth much, and they don't reach Chevelle prices, but they have good lines and the weight makes them great freeway haulers, couple this with most had a gutless 302 in them, and you might have something there. What you need to look at is the cost of the restore, no sense in dropping 20k into a 12k car. I've seen ones like in the pic, go for high teens (actual $ change hands) and a decent ride in socal will bring 6.5-8.5 all day.

This will come down to investment/ worth. I'd love to have that body style in my drive way, you might also find some Ford sites and really see what that car is, a 351 four barrel car, is fairly rare. Those cars were a big sellar for ford, along with the 85 T-Bird. If your a ford guy, this is a desirable car, and car guys without bias know this.....
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Old Aug 16th, 11, 4:34 PM
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what he said. this car body has been growing on me for a few years...

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That car is more desirable than you think, pre Gov. bumpers. G.M. guys will tell you they aren't worth much, and they don't reach Chevelle prices, but they have good lines and the weight makes them great freeway haulers, couple this with most had a gutless 302 in them, and you might have something there. What you need to look at is the cost of the restore, no sense in dropping 20k into a 12k car. I've seen ones like in the pic, go for high teens (actual $ change hands) and a decent ride in socal will bring 6.5-8.5 all day.

This will come down to investment/ worth. I'd love to have that body style in my drive way, you might also find some Ford sites and really see what that car is, a 351 four barrel car, is fairly rare. Those cars were a big sellar for ford, along with the 85 T-Bird. If your a ford guy, this is a desirable car, and car guys without bias know this.....
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Old Aug 16th, 11, 5:01 PM
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Just a little update, the 72' turns out to be the hardtop (trunk car) vs the fast back like the one in the pic. Deal breaker for me. The fastback looks like a fatter 69 chevelle. It has great lines and the front grill has grown on me big time, one day i'll have one in my driveway. Parts gotta be alot harder to get and cost more for that car. Slick looking car no doubt
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Old Aug 16th, 11, 5:03 PM
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I have wondered why the Blue Oval guys seem to have no interest in Torinos and Fairlanes. They could be good cars, with a lot of possible engine and trans combinations. And the handling is likely better than a comparable GM car. I go to some all-Ford shows and rarely see one of these. One thing that could influence your decision is the availability of resto parts for body and interior. If the price is right, go for it.
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Old Aug 16th, 11, 5:24 PM
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Might be one to look into. If they are that overlooked, you could probably find a very desoreable combo in really good shape for next to nothing
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Old Aug 16th, 11, 6:38 PM
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I always liked those cars and the ride quality was pretty good .I had a friend that had one and he loved it ,great car.
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Old Aug 16th, 11, 6:48 PM
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I always liked that body style better then the Starsky and Hutch style personally. You dont see them very often in either roof style around here.
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Old Aug 16th, 11, 8:49 PM
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I Had/sold a 73 Gran Torino 2 door Brougham 2 years ago. It belonged to my Grandmother. It had a 351 Cleveland 2bbl in it. Car only had 76,000 orig miles on it but the frame was well rotted. I brought it to the Amherst N.H. swapmeet to sell and it turned A LOT of heads. I got tired of answering questions etc. LOL. I did end up selling it for a wopping $900. The Cleveland and c6 tranny were worth that and the interior was almost perfect. I'm a Chevy guy and bleed Chevy orange but I must say I wouldn't mind owning a Torino as they are quite scarce even at car shows.
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Old Aug 17th, 11, 5:54 PM
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Always liked those cars. Especially when I was a Ford freak.
That pic of the Gran Torino is from the movie, aint it?
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