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1973 Gran Ford Torino Sport Coupe-Time Capsule & Very Original & Marti Report

1973 Ford Torino Blue

Make: Ford
Model: Torino
SubModel: Sport Coupe
Type: Coupe
Trim: Blue
Year: 1973
Mileage: 28,186
VIN: 3A38H154831
Color: Blue
Engine: 351 Matching#'s
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety: Org seatbelts
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
Item location: Lake Forest, California, United States
Extras
Original AC Option, Air Conditioning
AM/FM, New speakers
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Description for Ford Torino 1973

DISCLAIMER: IT'S NOT FAIR TO EBAY BIDDERS WHEN OTHERS CAN'T MANAGE THEIR OWN FINANCES AND BUYING DECISIONS. PLEASE DO NOT BID UNLESS YOU PLAN TO FOLLOW THROUGH. THIS IS A BINDING CONTRACT WITH CONSENT. I MADE $2500 LAST YEARS FROM PAY PAL BECAUSE BUYERS FORFEITED THEIR DEPOSIT AND DID NOT COMPLETE THE SALE. PLEASE THINK AHEAD AND DON'T WASTE EVERYONE'S TIME AND MOST IMPORTANTLY YOUR MONEY RESULTING FROM POOR PLANNING ON YOUR SIDE.
ASK YOUR WIFE, GIRLFRIEND,OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER JOINTLY BEFORE YOU BUY AND BID ON A CLASSIC CAR. I RUN A LAW FIRM AND HATE LITIGATION IN MY PERSONAL LIFE. I WANT TO BE FAIR TO ALL EBAYERS. Paying relisting fees costs money and wastes everybody's time.
****THERE IS CONSTANT MISCOMMUNICATION WITH INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, EVEN THOUGH YOUR HEART IS IN THE RIGHT PLACE****
NO BIDDING FROM INTERNATIONAL BUYERS UNLESS I AM EMAILED FIRST WITH A FACEBOOK INVITE. YOUR BID WILL BE RETRACTED BECAUSE OF PAST BAD EXPERIENCES. I am selling the car via ebay instead of using Mecum Auctions. I had an extra Mecum plate which is on the car. Hate paying 10% commissions. The car will be driven daily until either sold via ebay or through another classic car auction platform.
I AM GIVING THE WINNING BIDDER 20 CALENDAR DAYS TO PICK UP THE CAR AND WILL ASSIST WITH SPEAKING TO THE TRANSPORT COMPANY OR MEETING YOU AT MY CLASSIC CAR HOBBY SHOP TO PICK UP AND INSPECT THE CAR IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA. YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR $500.00 DEPOSIT REGARDLESS OF YOUR EXCUSE IF THE CAR IS NOT PICKEDUP IN 20 CALENDAR DAYS. PLEASE THINK AHEAD IS ALL I'M ASKING AND DON'T ROMANCE YOURSELF INTO BELIEVING YOU CAN AFFORD THE CAR, IF YOU REALLY CAN'T.
Now about the 1973 Ford Torino Gran Sport Coupe(Non-Fastback) Comes with current Marti Report/Matching numbers car that is a great runner and mechanically proven to cruise wherever your travels take you. (I am more than glad to take and send you additional pictures and answer any and all questions you have on the car.)
The second picture listed has the glare of the sun, which makes it difficult to see the picture. The car now has an original vinyl top in white.The original side view mirrors now appear on the car in the second picture.
Body: Blue Glow Paint, Ford#5210-A I purchased the car in this color. A repaint was done before I took ownership of the car. The car has a decent paint job, but is not show quality by any means. If it was, I would be asking 15k for the car. Very nice daily driver and weekend cruiser. As disclosed above, my mechanic replaced the passenger side door I purchased used and it's in great condition. The new used door was repainted and matches the car perfectly. I detailed the original color and added 2 coats of clear and sprayed the entire car. I have all the original chrome trim that was taken off to clear the car in the picture above and will come with the car. All clips and side moldings.
Interior: Excellent and in very original condition. No tears or slit marks on the 2 bench seats. The entire carpet was removed and steam cleaned and shows beautifully.
Headliner. Original and is in good condition. Console in great condition, all guages work well along with all lights and horn.
The original dash has 3 cut lines and has a dash cap over it . The dash would need full replacement to make the interior show quality.
The original AM radio comes with the car and is in the trunk. New rear speakers were purchased in 2017 along with new AM/FM radio. The radio is installed, but needs the wiring hooked up to work. Exterior white vinyl is in excellent shape.***Very original car per the Marti Report and what is still on the car.*** The car is not presented as a "hot rod."
Engine: Original matching numbers. 351 2valve-I replaced the following in 2017 to make the car mechanically sound: Receipts come with the car.
Spark plugs, spark plug wires, front brake pads, valve cover gaskets, new oil and filter change, radiator cap(No overheating whatsoever) battery,
Checked all AMPs, new radio and speakers, new side clip molding-I have all rocker moldings. New front rear shocks and battery cables.
The car has a security alarm that was removed from the car and is in the trunk. All lights and the horn work., replaced fuses, rebuilt carburator
The engine bay is bone dry without any signs of oil leaks. This feature along with the dry undercarriage make me believe that this is the original miles, but can't prove this. The original miles presumption is based on a previous running and driving video on the car posted online and not sure of the timetable of the posting. Google the vin# All I can do is compare the running and driving video and condition of the car miles in the previous ad. I purchased the car at an estate/car auction in California.
Additionally, while cleaning out the trunk, I discovered a bag of vintage baseball cards, signed picture of Clint Eastwood and Nascar jacket size large. THIS WAS NOT CLINT EASTWOOD'S CAR. The Micky Mantle, 1966 car, jacket and autograph come with the car as it was purchased.
The car comes with Chip Foose Signature Chrome Rims and tires. Tires are older and the rims are in good, but not great condition. Show quality if re-chromed.
The 15 inch original rims and tires on the car are show quality. I have all trim on the car and will be attaching the missing side piece in the picture on driver and passenger side.
Undercarriage. No headers, nice mufflers and new exhaust tip. Sounds like a muscle car which would indicate a mild cam was installed, but can't verify.
The car is being sold as a daily driver and mechanically sound car that can be driven anywhere. Make it a show car with new paint and clear.
Email any questions you have. I will send you original pictures and engine video when I visit the hobby shop this week. CALL 7146436695 NO INTERNATIONAL PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
THE TACO TORINO IS BEING SHOWN LOCALLY IN LA AND ORANGE COUNTY OUTSIDE OF EBAY. I WILL CANCEL THE EBAY LISTING UPON A $500 NON- REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT. DEPOSIT VIA PAY PAL. THE BALANCE OF CAR MUST BE PAID VIA WIRE OR CASHIER'S CHECK. THERE WILL BE A 3 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR CASHIER'S CHECK BASED ON FRAUDULENT CASHIER'S CHECK IF HAVE SEEN AND FLAGGED IN THE PAST. AND OF COURSE, CASH IS A MEDIUM OF PAYMENT. THE CAR IS BEING SOLD "AS IS." PLEASE EMAIL TO
INSPECT. ANY FORM OF PAYMENT MUST CLEAR BEFORE THE CAR IS RELEASED. All KNOWN DEFECTS HAVE BEEN DISCLOSED.
All buyers will receive a California Bill of Sale, title and copy of registration that all fees were previously paid.

On May-02-17 at 12:16:43 PDT, seller added the following information:

5/2/17-The car is a sport model and does have the full ac option which blows. Need the original R12 freon or converter to blow cold. Heat works fine.

On May-02-17 at 17:59:29 PDT, seller added the following information:

Just a comment by the owner based on some concerns by a few bidders."Rebuilt" title is rebuilt. The door was hit when I purchased the car and was replaced and painted. If that scares you, by all means buy another car if you can find one like mine. If you can find a running 73 torino with a good paint job that runs well and has low mileage then spend 10k. This is a daily driver car being sold with a reasonable reserve of 6k to $7500 r Please buy another Torino if you could even find one that has all the positive attributes that my car offers. I want you to be happy and I am no hurry to sell as I am driving this car fromLong Beach CA to OrangeCounty daily. I own over 10 classic cars free and clearand the car is priced to sell to someone that wants a daily driver and that has the time to enjoy. Repaint and makeit a show car or spend 10k to 13k on a 73 Torino that is already a show car or has rust and worn out interior. Happy bidding. I am showing the car privately and will end the auction immediately upon a satisfactory private deposit. Happy bidding and feel free to make an appointment to drive the car.

On May-02-17 at 18:06:38 PDT, seller added the following information:

I am a long standing ebay member with excellent feedback. I had one dazed and confused bidder that romanced himself and thought he was going to get a 73 Lime Green Plymouth Satelite for 6k on a "no reserve auction" I had several months ago. I emailed everyone and retracted their bids because I sold the car privately for $7200 in cash. The child obviously thought he was getting something for nothing which doesn't really happen in the real world.