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Just curious as to what people consider my 1972 Gran Torino.

351 Cleveland 4V (Code Q Cobra Jet) Ram Air, etc.

Muscle Car?

posted by  72Torino

I consider it a Musclecar.Actually,It looks bad ass,and I'm a Chevy guy.

posted by  TurtlePimp

Ohhh, very nice! My second favorite Torino (right behind my own '71 Torino GT that was my first musclecar). Love the grillework on those...

It's a bit after the actual musclecar era, being a '72, but can still be a musclecar when done like yours is. Basically, any intermediate domestic coupe/2 door sedan can be a musclecar, even through the '70s. All it takes is teh right stance, teh right engine, and it fits the style.

Kind of like my Pontiac Grand LeMans was (affectionaltely known as the ponti-potamus when i had it, before i gave it to my brother):

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/cvetters3/pontipotamus.jpg

posted by  ChrisV

i wouldnt mind owning that, its a beutiful car nice nice

posted by  Nova

Something happened in the seventies that made some cars get the bloated or rounded look. I‘ve always been a fan of the older Fairlanes and Torinos and when the ’72 & ‘73s came out, that big chrome bumper and ominous grill scared the hell out of me (hey, I was a kid). When I got older they grew on me and I’ve even tried to buy a few of the Rancheros from those years with no success. It’s just one of those cars that pulled it of. BIG and BAD, and with those fat tires in the rear and the lowered stance yours looks just right. I don’t know if it would technically be called a muscle car (who decides anyway) but I sure would consider it one. It was the last hurrah for the Torino and the Q coded engine was a potent engine (I’d like the C coded 460 myself :mrgreen: )
Aaron

posted by  my67falcon

tha shit is stuff you got me interested in fords son

posted by  chevyboy

Good God! Can anyone tell me the exact year and model of this Pontiac Grand LeMans? I'm a newbie and have only owned one older car - a 1966 Buick Skylark. But this Lemans is insane! I'm literally going to print out this picture and build one up that looks exactly like it. Thanks in advance for any help!


Chris

posted by  Chris Rimby

It's a 76/77 LeMans.





ChrisV.... God I love that pic. :mrgreen:

posted by  76MonteMan

necro posters :mrgreen:

but oh my god that 72 torino and 77 grand lemans are absolutley sick

posted by  nighthawk

:stupid:

:laughing: necro posters.

posted by  chris_knows

Thanks! I wou ldLOVE to have that car again... Very hard to find. '76 grand lemans, originally with the 350, but I had the 455 in it. Interior was black velour that was just beautiful. I keep finding white, red or green interior versions had they're nasty.

The Grand LeMans actually had a vinyl quarter roof that I removed, like this one:

http://www.cruisenewsonline.com/USAFleaMarket/76PontiacGrandLeMans.jpg

There was also a Sport Coupe version that had a larger rear quarter window and rear wheelwell flares:

http://abodysite.com/rr73lemsportlaurie03.jpg

posted by  ChrisV

exactly the car i came home from the hospital in when i was born. wish we still had it now

posted by  glagon1979

Here ya go:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1976-PONTIAC-LEMANS-SPORT-COUPE-NO-RESERVE_W 0QQitemZ140039546117QQihZ004QQcategoryZ6424QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZVie wItem

posted by  76MonteMan

1000 bucks???!!!??

thats amazing

posted by  nighthawk

GOD that interior is ungodly!

posted by  99integra

That's now on my watch list.... I'd replace the Falcon for that.

posted by  ChrisV

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