I received the following from
Darryl Abate of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Darryl writes "Hey
there. Just emailing from good ole Canada. And yes we have running water up
here. My Gran
Torino has a very special history. When you see it, you'll see the
obvious aftermarket stuff
like GTS Viper Blue paint job , but.... thats it. Its lowered just
a tad (1.5") for performance. Otherwise its stock. 44,509 original
miles. It has blue comfortweave seats, vinyl roof, full carpet,
power windows, pw locks, pw
steering, pw 8way bench seats (R A R E), and the heart of the car:
a 351 Cobra Jet Code Q. Rear
end is a 9" 3.25 type R locker. Other options include dual exhaust
a rare hood scoop (usually
found on "sports"), and working A/C.
I am not sure how rare this car
is. Its actually a 1972 Gran Torino Brougham. But with the 351CJ, factory
high stall converter and locker rear end? I want to know how rare this
beast is!! Also
my dad bought it brand new from Dearborn Ford in Kamloops in 72. Traded in a
rare 67 AMC something
something for it. I don't expect you to add all of this to the
description on the photo page, you
can do the editing of course!!
Darryl Abate, aka CobraJetBoy"
Thanks Darryl, great car and
story. Not really sure how rare the car is, but for 40 some dollars you
could get a report from www.martiauto.com
that will tell you.