Spotted this great Ford Torino GT the other weekend, second picture reveals the gas prices in Finland (a dollar per liter higher than in U.S.). Having a muscle car is quite a luxury here that's why diesel hatchback is my choice for now 😂
For 1970 Ford moved away from emulating the boxy lines of the full-size Fords to a completely new body influenced by coke bottle styling. Just as tailfins were influenced by jet aircraft of the 1950s, stylists such as Ford stylist Bill Shenk who designed the 1970 Ford Torino were inspired by supersonic aircraft with narrow waists and bulging forward and rear fuselages needed to reach supersonic speeds.
The 1970 Torino had more prominent long hood short deck styling, and was longer, lower and wider than the 1969 models. All models had a lower and less formal roofline compared to previous years. The windshield rake was increased, and the SportsRoof models had an even flatter fastback roofline. The Torino had a pointed front end and overall styling appeared much more aerodynamic than years previous. The grille covered the full width of the front fascia and surrounded the quad headlights. The front fender line extended to front door, sloping downward and gradually disappearing in the quarter panel. Both front and rear bumpers were slim tight fitting chromed units, that followed the body lines. The taillights were situated in the rear panel above the bumper, and were now long rectangular units with rounded outer edges.
The Torino GT came standard with non-functional hood scoop molded into the hood, GT emblems (including the centre of the grille), full width tail lights with a honeycomb effect (the centre portion was only reflective), black decklid appliques, and hub caps with wheel trim rings.
Torino won 1970 Motor Trend Car of the Year award and 400k units were produced, a definite success!
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