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Very Cool 70's Cruiser! Believed 55k Orig Miles, 351W V8, Auto, A/C, Buildsheet!

  • Location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Torino
  • SubModel: Elite
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Elite
  • Year: 1976
  • Mileage: 55163
  • VIN: 6G21H202833
  • Color: Cream
  • Engine size: 351 Windsor V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Gold
  • Options: --
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1976 Ford Torino Elite Description

This is a true car of distinction. The 1976 Ford Gran Torino Elite was introduced as a personal luxury coupe with its own character, and you instantly know it, because this example is so correctly preserved and presented. With a strong 351W V8, good factory options, and only 55,163 actual miles on the odometer, this is a very special Gran Torino. By 1976, the Starsky and Hutch Gran Torino was at the height of its popularity. But... this one goes in a much different direction, and you can tell that from the moment it comes into view. The single headlight fascia is unique to the Elite model that was introduced a few years before, and we absolutely love the look. It gives the coupe an instant distinction that we don't see too often today. So we bet you'll get plenty of people asking, "Hey, what's that car?". As the top-dog in the Gran Torino lineup, this one cost more in 1976 than most of Ford's full-sized offerings, and you can see where the Blue Oval put the money toward. And that's because it's a premium coupe that was taking aim at cars like the Chevy's Monte Carlo, hoping to cut into a market Ford was desperate to get a foothold in. You see it in the luxury details like the paint, the Cream shade is all factory-original, and you can see how deep the factory shine was on this well-preserved example. This is from the '70s, so there's plenty of premium earthtones to coordinate with the paint on everything from the trim line rub strips to the vinyl roof. And we know you love those factory wheel covers that complete the look. Inside, you'll be hard pressed to find anything that isn't original or in very good condition, with comfortable gold vinyl bench seats that show very little wear. This car was always well-cared for, and so you'll love taking family and friends for a drive. In fact, while this was Ford's intermediate offering, in today's world, that means plenty of room to carry everyone in comfort. But even if you're just out for a solo cruise, this Gran Torino Elite is the right choice. As a personal luxury machine, all the controls wrap around the driver, including the original AM/FM stereo, cruise control, and factory air conditioning that still blows cold R12 refrigerant. The dual-spoke steering wheel has that perfect feeling or originality, and it gives you a commanding view of the sporty five-dial round gauge panel. Out back, the spacious trunk has plenty of room for luggage and houses a full-size spare and original jack set. Ford's legendary 351 cubic-inch Windsor V8 provides plenty of power for the coupe. It looks quite right with the bold blue air topper hovering above the correct blue block, with signs of regular maintenance throughout. With such a correct presentation, right down to the factory decals, not to mention the low original miles on the clock, we strongly suspect this to be the original motor. The V8 power means effortless torque at any speed and the kind of pulling power that defined luxury in the '70s. It floats down the road like a good 70s machine should, and with a C4 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power front disc brakes, Ford's Elite coupe a breeze to drive. Underneath it's very solid and all original, further proof of a life lived easy, and the body rolls on stock steel wheels adorned with wire hubcaps, all of which are wrapped in 235/75/15 Hankook blackwall radials with plenty of tread left. Complete with an original owner's manual and factory buildsheet, you're looking at the kind of classic luxury machine that isn't seen very often these days. So with a presentation this nice, and a price this low, you should hurry to grab this deal because it won't last long. Call today!