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Marketing misleading.

May 15 2017 at 12:45 PM

TorinoBP88  (Login TorinoBP88)
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Response to Torino question on authenticity/ value

Marketing from back then is misleading,

The Torino got a "Cobra" with the CJ option and was sometimes called a '1969 Cobra', where they dropped the Torino, but not officially. And it is not really a Cobra in the true sense of other ford Cobra's. See add scanned in these links for Cobra parts options that would add on to the Cobra Jet engine:

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http://barnfinds.com/snake-bit-1969-torino-428-cobra-jet/

https://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/1969-ford-torino-cobra-gordon-dean-ii.jpg


From NASCAR:
https://68.media.tumblr.com/7411f5a0a3d2805a7a81e06b6b34cecd/tumblr_njj9qyrW7W1tvi84go1_500.jpg


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Torino sums it up about correctly. The VIN tells the story.


Later there was a "King Cobra" prototype on a 1970 car.



https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/~/media/Images/Articles/2013/October/Cobra%20King.ashx

As for value, wow, hard to say, they don't sell for much even when restored and clean. You need to find a motor and correct intake/induction/air filter. You will have to spend about $20,000 on the car to get it to decent driver status (just a guess) with the correct engine. But then again, get it and build a nice 445 stroker and never look back, is another option.

Is it a sedan if FB? I personally like the sedan better in this car, but that's me.



    
This message has been edited by TorinoBP88 on May 15, 2017 12:55 PM


 
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