This Torino GT "Richard Petty" Edition is finished in Petty Blue over blue vinyl interior. An extremely rare and special car, it is one of only five ever produced. In 1969, Ford held a Charlotte 600 special sweepstakes in which the winners would receive one of these 428ci Cobra Jet Torinos, delivered to their doorstep by Richard Petty himself. 111 of these Torinos were built, but only five were optioned with the 428 Cobra Jet V8, and this car is one of those five. Richard Petty now owns two of the five 428 cars. These cars all came with a blank code on the data plate. Presented in its factory original condition and decoded by Kevin Marti, the car was built in Atlanta and finished on March 11, 1969. Options from the factory include the matching-numbers 428 Cobra Jet V8 and column-shift C-6 automatic transmission, 3.25 conventional rear axle, power steering, AM radio and whitewall tires. Other features include the Cobra Jet hood scoop, hood pins, front and rear bench seat, dual-exit exhaust system and Ford floor mats. Included with the car is the original Build Sheet, Deluxe Marti Report,
Crank the way-back machine to 1969 and the “aero wars” taking place in American stock car racing between Chrysler and Ford.
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