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TATA455

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Circle Pines, Minnesota
United States

 
 

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NudeAutoMall
Feb 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm
Not often that you see a GM fanatic appreciate a Ford, always good to see! All cars have a good point.
 
 
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piaboy
Dec 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm
sounds like you have all good plans for the car good luck
 
 
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Dec 8, 2011 at 5:04 pm
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The King

1970 Chevrolet El Camino

Owner: Malibu_Mark

  • The King: 33 pts (win)
  • 1969 Torino: 32 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 13
  • Ended: Jan 3, 2010
 
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Pure68

1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe

Owner: Malibu_Mark

  • Pure68: 22 pts (loss)
  • 1969 Torino: 28 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 10
  • Ended: Jan 3, 2010
 
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Dragula

1964 Chevrolet Chevelle

Owner: Osinn11

  • Dragula: 12 pts (loss)
  • 1969 Torino: 18 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 6
  • Ended: Dec 29, 2009
 

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1969 Ford Torino 2dr HT Formal Roof (1969 Torino)

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Photo of a 1969 Ford Torino 2dr HT Formal Roof (1969 Torino)

About

You just don't see a lot of formal roof Torino's any more. Especially in the rare "Indian Fire Red" color. I have owned this car for many years. I purchased out in Cleveland Ohio when I was out their working and saw it in the local paper. One look and I said it was going home with me. Cash advance at the local bank and away I went. One Stop to have new tires and fresh oil installed and drove it home to Minneapolis. I even slept in it on the way. The only problem I encountered was the water pump bearing failed on the way - managed to limp it all the way though.

It has been to the Car Craft Nationals in Minneapolis a couple times and a few other local shows.

It has very low miles and is totally solid.

These photos show it with original paint.

I had it repainted a couple years ago and of course we did it in the original color. It needed to be painted due to the factory paint finally wearing through from so much repeated waxing and polishing. Hated to do it, but it had to be done.

I am still putting it together!! Can't rush perfection!!

The car is a blast to drive.

Specs

- 351 Windsor V8 - 2bl
- Auto
- I have a N-Case 9" Posi I am putting in it
- Only 46,000 original miles
- Building the motor - Adding Cam, Heads, Intake & 4bl

Factory Options

- Very rare color called "Indian Fire Red"
- Black Vinyl Roof
- Black Interior
- Automatic
- Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
- 351 Windsor V8 - 2bl

Mods

Totally stock except I have removed the original wheels and hub caps and installed 14x7 magnum 500's

Early in it's life the first owner pulled the front bench seat and installed a set of original matching bucket seats.

Only 46,000 miles so far.

There are plans for different Heads, Cam, Intake and Carb.

I picked up a "N" case posi from a 390 Torino GT.

All suspension and brakes are also being gone through to bring the car back to it's glory days once again!

Car has been repainted the original color due to the factory paint finally wearing through from so much repeated waxing and polishing. Hated to do it, but it had to be done.

Had the Bumpers rechromed - They were very nice, but not perfect. Now they are blinding!!

Lastly, interior will be freshened up and the shifter moved to the floor and a manaul steering column installed so the Bucket seats look more like they belong in the car!

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