My First Car: 1973 Ford Torino 2 Door

A brown 1973 Ford Torino was my first car. The 73 model year wasn’t what I would consider at the height of style for the Torinios (seems all of Ford’s designs went for the worse starting with 1973). The 72 Torino had a much better looking front end, however Starsky and Hutch drove a 73.

1973 Ford Torino - 1

You can see, my Torino was in bad shape. I don’t recall but it may not have ran at all. But it was cheap! This is the type of car Sandler sings about in Ode To My Car (iTunes DRM Freeicon or Ode To My Car [Explicit]).

1973 Ford Torino - 5

As a result we found this powered blue 1973 Ford Torino 4 door.

1973ish Ford Tornio 4 door

The idea was that it would be used as parts for the 2 door. The big difference between the two is that the 4 door ran, had all it’s parts togther and it ran. I know what your saying, that 2 door is far sexier that that ugly 4 door, but did I mention it actually ran? Of course when I pushed on the accelerator it would actually accelerate about 2 seconds later. Made for some interesting left hand turns into traffic.

Thankfully I purchased a much better 1972 Ford Maverick not too much longer.

Update: The Clint Eastwood movie Gran Torino came out and has a much better looking Ford Torino. If my car had looked like the car in the movie, I would have had much different perspective on my POS.



2 Replies to “My First Car: 1973 Ford Torino 2 Door”

  1. Great blog you have here. I’m from Albuquerque and have been blogging since September, but just today stumbled upon the wonderful world of Albuquerque blogs… There really are some great ones, yours included!

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