Gateway Classic Cars of Fort Lauderdale is excited to present this rare 1971 Ford Torino GT Convertible. The Marti Report certifies this Torino as 1 of only 13 with M Code 351, C-6 transmission, and Color/Trim Options. This Super rare Torino GT Convertible with highly desirable options is freshly and fully restored. Ford only produced 1,613 Torino GT Convertibles in 1971. ***Marti Report states 1 of 13 with specific paint and trim Options. *** 1 of 262 with the High Compression 351 M-code Cleveland engine and 4V closed chambered heads. *** 1 of 164 with factory white paint #1619-A. Originally an extremely rare factory triple white car, that has been restored to factory white with new black top and interior. *** 1 of only 30 cars ordered from 43 Milwaukee DSO. *** Rarer still, Factory installed Select-Shift C-6 Automatic transmission. Heavy-duty trans almost never seen with 351's. *** Factory 9" Posi-Rear optional 3.25 gear ratio. *** Factory Bucket Seats with Center Console *** Hideaway Headlights *** Power Steering, *** Power Front Disc Brakes *** Heavy-Duty Battery Prior to a fresh restoration, this was a complete running well-kept car. Just completed extensive two-year, no expense spared highly detailed professional restoration to stock factory condition, with the addition of some very popular chrome engine and bolt on aftermarket parts for modern drivability, reliability, higher performance, enhanced driver comfort, and show car appeal. This GT performs much better than the day it left the factory, without permanently effecting originality. Can be return to 100% stock in a weekend. During the meticulous restoration everything, including the entire drive train, was disassembled and properly restored, show quality re-chromed, and professionally polished to factory condition. Current odometer reading approx. 36,000. Documentation shows this was only driven 3,000 miles in last 12 years. This Torino has only been driven few test miles since complete engine and transmission rebuild to ensure all is fresh and working perfectly. Best suited for a serious collector wanting a great investment that is sure to increase. Dependable enough to drive daily, or gently as a weekend warrior. The "351 Cleveland" is generally considered a high-performance engine. However, the truth is 92% of North American 351C engines were basic, 2V, low-compression, medium horsepower engines. Only 8% of all Ford cars came equipped with this high-performance M- Code 351 Cleveland engine with 4V carbureted configuration. (NADA adds 25% price premium for this option.) This GT being offered for sale possesses the correct factory block with casting DOAE-L and casting date "1D21". This is the real deal conservatively rated from the factory with 285 HP. However, it is now completely rebuilt using high performance internal components, by renowned Ford engine builder. This torque monster is now rated over 425 HP and designed to run modern unleaded fuel. It always starts, idles, and runs well with amazing bravado. ***Correct factory heads identified by "4*" casting and eight bolt valve covers. These closed chamber (quench) style cylinder heads w large exhaust valves give very high flow capacity and are the real trick to the engine's performance. With 10.7:1 high compression and monstrous free breathing ports, 61.3-64.3 cc combustion chambers, 2.198" intake valves and 1.715 exhaust valves. An article in Super Stock and Drag Illustrated tested a Torino equipped with the 370 HP 429 CJ, C-6 automatic, stated "this car would really respond to a good ignition system, a better intake manifold, a larger carburetor and a set of headers." This convertible GT's restorers took their sage advice and kept the car mostly stock but installed these high-performance upgrades and a bit more, detailed below. *** Entire engine bay highly detailed and painted correct factory semi-gloss black. *** Engine painted correct Ford blue. ***Block professionally cleaned, sonic tested, balanced, blueprinted, align bored, and cylinders honed .030 over. *** Heads received all new Light Weight Valves with Crane Roller Rockers. *** Cig-Erikson Performance Cam and Lifters produce a mild awesome muscular lope. (Not aggressive.) ***New True Double Roller Timing Chain and Gears. *** Stock Crank Shaft re-profiled. *** All new Forged Aluminum Pistons. *** New Moly rings. *** New Forged 5140 steel connecting rods rated to 500hp were magna-fluxed and shot-peened. *** New Chromoly Connecting Rod bolts. ***Restored Factory 4 bbl Air Cleaner Assembly, with all correct reproduction decals. New air Filter, PCV Hoses and filter, grommets, clips, and working vacuum actuator flapper valve. *** Additional aftermarket chrome air filter assembly and filter. (Store original safely.) *** New 670 Holley Street Avenger Carburetor ***New Edelbrock RPM Air-Gap high performance aluminum 4-barrel Intake Manifold. (Original Ford 4 bbl cast iron intake manifold code # DOAE-9425-L included.) *** New high flow Aluminum Radiator. Never overheat with 50% more capacity than stock. *** New Radiator Hoses with show Chrome Covers. *** Original factory oil pan *** New aftermarket chrome radiator cap with built in temperature gauge. *** Original Stock wiring harness. All factory connections and electrical relays and switches work properly. *** New MSD Electronic Ignition System *** New modern Mallory Distributor and high-performance Ignition Coil. *** New Spark Plugs, Ignition Wires, looms. *** New distributer Cap *** All New Fluids. *** All new Filters. *** New HD Battery and Hold down. *** New Chromed Brake Master Cylinder and booster. *** New Chromed Heavy-Duty Alternator w/ Internal Regulator. *** New chromed Power Steering Pump, Hoses, and Lines *** New Ford Motorsports chrome oil breather Cap *** Stock chromed Dipstick. *** New Electric Fuel Pump. *** New High-Volume Water Pump *** New High-Volume Oil Pump. *** Ford Motorcraft High Output Starter Motor *** Original Chromed Pulleys and brackets. *** Chromed original Valve Covers, new gaskets, and PCV grommet. *** New Freeze Plugs. *** Under hood Aftermarket fuel pressure gauge. *** Restored original hi-low horn. *** Factory plastic windshield washer fluid canister and lid. *** New correct replacement windshield washer pump. *** New Aftermarket radiator overflow canister. Transmission *** Ford C-6 Select Shift Automatic Transmission. Completely rebuilt with performance shift kit, new torque converter, kick down cable, seals, gaskets, fluid, filter. *** Fully Restored and Very Desirable Console with Select-shift' ***New console bulb and reproduction lamp lens. ***Restored re-chromed and repainted original shifter plate *** Shift linkage adjusted for smooth shifting through all gears. Rear Axle *** Sturdy and reliable factory optional Ford Posi/Traction-Lok rear with 3.25 axle ratio functions properly and painted correct black. Exterior Body and Paint Highly documented owner history. Originally sold at Bill Gawne Ford, located at 425 West Main St, Sun Prairie WI. Then early in its life this highly maintained. no accident car was sold to documented owners residing in Arkansas and Florida, were it currently still resides. After over 45 years of well-maintained use, this running survivor underwent a full restoration by documenting and disassembling the entire care and drivetrain. Ensuring every nook was addressed. For originality, all factory parts, wiring harness, welds, clips, switches, and little doo-dads that make it original were retained and restored. *** Retains all original body panels, including factory quarter panels, doors, and fenders. The only exception is Torino hoods are long and prone to separating whe...for more information please contact the seller.
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