The follong comes from Tim Sweet. Tim writes "Mike, Great website. It's the first site I've found that actually has photo's of the 74 Torino's. I was looking over the your guests' cars. I was looking at Joe Morales 74 to compare it with mine. Mine has a totally different window configuration. I've attached some photo's if you don't mind and some details.
Gran Torino Sport
Vin Code: 1974
VinCode Body Serial = Gran Torino Sport 2dr HardTop
VinCode Body: Medium Blue Metallic
Seat: Balmora B/Cloth & Corith (L/B Bench)
Trim Code: Med. Blue
AxleCode = 3.25:1
Assembly Plant: Lorrian
Undercarriage is aerodynamic ball joints are much larger then other Torino’s of the same vintage
Transmission is unique (Minus the traditional
Engine is 351-V4 Cobra Jet (Not a Cleveland)
9” rear end
Came with a 3500 Stall Speed Torque Converter.
I came across this car at my father-in-laws garage. This engine the cobra jet engine has large (much larger) heads then the Cleveland. It is nearly restored. I've driven this car at 157 m.p.h. - and it wasn't done yet. This car was purchased in Phoenix and locally I've been told that this engine was one of 200 made and that I got the last set of heads for this one a few years ago.
Let me know what you think of the window configuration. Maybe one of your guests might have an idea. Tim Sweet"
Thanks Tim, very interesting stuff and a great car! I am by no means an authority on the 74's so if someone has any ideas, let us know! Thanks Tim.....