Freehand sketch by Omniartist (JFColella)
The introduction of the 1972 Torino was a whole new design for the Torino. This car had a futuristic design which immediately gained public interest due to it’s masculine “fish mouth” grill design.
A much bigger Torino built with greater safety and more metal than ever before. The 1972 model eliminated the convertible models and maintained the two door formal roof and fastback models, as well as the four door and station wagons. The 1972 introduced a new model name in the “Gran Torino” and “Gran Torino Sport” as Ford had now eliminated the “GT” model name in place of the new Gran Torino. Although these cars were still built in performance models, significant changes in emissions had changed the engines significantly for a major drop in available horsepower.
The most powerful engine now offered was the 351 four barrel “Cobra Jet” engine with four bolt main and available with optional 4 speed Hurst transmission.
The distinctive lines and new design earned the new Torino great reviews from the start. Although not the performance giants of their older brothers, these Torinos, when equipped right were a very powerful car on their own.
This drawing was inspired by the Clint Eastwood movie of the same name.
Media: Pencils, graphite on paper – created 2009
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