Sharply clad in its factory correct high impact color, this 1970
Ford Torino Cobra SCJ Drag Pack is a very rare find indeed. It
packs original big block power under its hood and comes complete
with a Marti Report as proof that this special muscle car left the
factory with its upper-echelon Cobra features already on board.
It's a great-looking, strong-running classic that's sure to attract
attention on the road, and it's also well-suited to draw some
serious accolades as a worthy entrant at any car show you
The Torino took center stage as a model unto itself the year this '70 debuted, and Ford commemorated the occasion by raising the model's style game significantly - veering away from the straighter lines of their full-size models and conferring a muscle car identity on it with its longer hood, shorter deck lid, and then giving it a lower and wider stance than any of its predecessors. Its sportsroof feature equips it with a gently sloping - almost fastback - rear roofline. The bright yellow paint on this deluxe Torino is a head turner, and as you get closer to this classic, you'll find it's in very solid condition, with nice even coloring and texture from front to back and nary a scratch on its contrasting flat black hood, where you'll find a fully functional scoop ready to usher cold, dense air to the top-tier powerplant waiting below. In back, metal louvres - a signature styling cue of the '70s - grace its sloping rear windshield.
The black vinyl interior beyond the doors is another definite strong point - it's been thoroughly refurbished while keeping its original configuration intact. Open the door, climb inside and everything around you is in great condition. New looking seat covers in front and back sport knitted vinyl surfaces that show little wear, and the door panels they're bracketed by, as well as the expanse of carpeting running underneath, are in the same condition. The dash area is also looking sharp - there are no cracks in the dash pad above and a full complement of very readable original gauges sit in the instrument cluster. A Hurst shifter is within easy reach, beckoning you to put this powerful classic through its paces. Raise the deck lid and you'll find the trunk area to be in just the clean condition you'd expect after viewing the rest of the car, with signature Ford plaid fabric lining its floor and a full-sized spare and jack inside.
The original matching numbers 429 cubic inch Super Cobra Jet V8 sitting front and center in this Torino's very clean engine compartment has been completely rebuilt, so it starts promptly, runs strong and sounds awesome as it sings into its Flowmaster mufflers. The Drag Pack option added 4 bolt mains, solid lifter cam, forged pistons, a 780 CFM Holley carb and an engine oil cooler. During the rebuild, in an effort to improve future maintenance, the solid lifters were replaced with the correct equivalent hydraulic lifters. With both a 4-speed, close ratio manual top loader transmission and (courtesy of the Drag Pack) 3.91 Traction Lok rear end sitting behind it, you can certainly expect to be pushed back in your seat when you step on the accelerator. This great-looking, powerful vintage Ford cruises on a set of 14" stock Ford wheels outfitted with BF Goodrich T/A radials.
Coming with over $26k in receipts, a numbers-matching drivetrain that's in great form, and benefitting from a thorough restoration that has left it looking awesome both inside and out, this is one impressive muscle car. Call today!
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