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Old 04-27-2004, 07:22 AM   #1
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What is my car considered as?

Click the link in my sig to view the car.

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

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

Muscle Car?
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:21 AM   #2
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I consider it a Musclecar.Actually,It looks bad ass,and I'm a Chevy guy.
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:24 PM   #3
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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):

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Old 05-04-2004, 10:21 AM   #4
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i wouldnt mind owning that, its a beutiful car nice nice
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Old 05-05-2004, 03:47 PM   #5
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Something happened in the seventies that made some cars get the bloated or rounded look. Ive 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 Ive even tried to buy a few of the Rancheros from those years with no success. Its 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 dont 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 (Id like the C coded 460 myself )
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:11 PM   #6
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good shit

tha shit is stuff you got me interested in fords son
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:55 AM   #7
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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):


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!


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Old 10-01-2006, 05:58 PM   #8
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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!


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It's a 76/77 LeMans.



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ChrisV.... God I love that pic.
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Old 10-01-2006, 06:26 PM   #9
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but oh my god that 72 torino and 77 grand lemans are absolutley sick
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Old 10-01-2006, 06:33 PM   #10
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but oh my god that 72 torino and 77 grand lemans are absolutley sick


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Old 10-05-2006, 06:08 PM   #11
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ChrisV.... God I love that pic.

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:



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

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Old 10-05-2006, 06:29 PM   #12
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exactly the car i came home from the hospital in when i was born. wish we still had it now

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Old 10-09-2006, 02:46 AM   #13
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Here ya go:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1976-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:50 AM   #14
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1000 bucks???!!!??

thats amazing
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:51 AM   #15
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GOD that interior is ungodly!
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