Even though Ford Torino Cobra wasn’t as powerful as some other rivals, it was still a decent muscle car and strong enough on the road. The new 1970-1971 Torino was lower, wider, and longer with beautiful aerodynamic lines. 1970 saw the introduction of the 351 Cleveland engines in the Torino as well as the new 429 Thunder Jet, Cobra Jet, and Super Cobra Jet engine options. The top option of the 429-cubic engine was the 429 Super Cobra Jet which developed 375 HP. A regular 429 gained Super Cobra Jet [SCJ] name when the “Drag pack” was ordered. It required 3.91:1 or 4.30:1 axle ratio and included 4-bolt engine block, forged pistons, oil cooled, Holley carburetor and optional Ram Air induction which made no difference in power ratings.
During the thick of the muscle car wars in 1970, Ford fought back with several competitive high-powered models, including the fastback Torino Cobra Jet (CJ), whose 429-cubic-inch V-8 pumped out as much as 375 horsepower with the factory “Ram Air” option.
Up for sale, Masterpiece has a 1970 Ford Torino Cobra Jet, with 54,484 Actual Miles. The exterior of this Cobra, from the moment you lay eyes on it, is an excellent piece, where the panels fit, and gap alignments are excellent, and down the sides are straight as an arrow. This car features the Shaker Hood with the Black shaker hood scoop and blacked out hood. The rest of the body is covered in the Dark Blue Paint that has been buffed and polished to a mirror finish. It's slick as a ribbon and is equally impressive. All the chrome and stainless steel was either replaced or restored to like new condition. Likewise, all the glass, seals and weather stripping are like new. This Torino came factory with raised white letter tires, so what better way to finish it than to sit it on the steel wheels with small caps and rings wrapped in Radial G/T Tires.
The interior on this Cobra Jet is the original blue knitted vinyl bucket seats. Looking at the door panels they are in great condition along with all Cobra emblems, window cranks and handles. Also, the carpet and Headliner is done in Blue. When you get behind the wheel the first thing you'll do is reach for the Hurst Shifter. You'll notice the dash pad is in excellent condition with the Cobra Emblem. The car is well equipped and features power steering, power brakes with front disc, Hurst Shifter, bucket seats with center console, auxiliary oil pressure, temperature and volt gauges, shaker hood, AM Radio, and the stylish wheels are wrapped with Radial G/T tires, with a finished trunk with the proper mat, jack and spare.
We are now down to the guts of the Torino, that drives this Ford. As special as this car is, this is what puts it over the top. Only 2,131 of these cars were built with the 429 CJ engine and Four Speed Trans. This one features the 429 Big Block. It's mated to the Correct Top Loader Four Speed and a '70 model 9" Posi Rear end with a 4.10 Gear. The 429 also has the date code correct Ford Intake and Quadrajet Carb. It's dressed in the stock style aluminum valve covers. Being a Cobra Jet, it has the shaker that mounts to the factory air breather. For exhaust, it has manifolds with dual pipes and Mufflers. When you look under this Torino it is great. The cherry on top is that we even have the Marti report to document the paint color and drivetrain option.
These Torino’s are steadily gaining value so don’t miss this opportunity to own one before they hit the six-figure mark. This ’70 Torino Cobra won’t last long, call or email us today with any questions!
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