Ford Torino 2nd Generation 1970 - 1971 Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
A new body for the 1970 Torino line influenced by coke bottle styling, was designed. 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 new body added inches and pounds to the Torino resulting in stretching the chassis used in 1968–69. All cars grew by about 5 in in length, and now rode on a longer 117 in wheelbase Weight was up for most models by at least 100 lb (45 kg). The wheel track was widened in front and the rear to help the Torino improve its road holding abilities. The extra width between the spring towers increased the engine compartment size allowing the larger 385 Series V8's to fit. Interiors on the Torino were all new for 1970. The dashboard used a linear style speedometer centered on the driver, high back bucket seats were available for all 2-door models, as was an optional console. The Torino GT came standard with non-functional hood scoop molded into the hood, GT emblems, dual colour-keyed sport mirrors, full width tail lights with a honeycomb effect, black decklid appliques, and hub caps with wheel trim rings. Other new options for the Torino GT were a reflective laser stripe, which ran down the middle of the side of the Torino from the front fender to the door, and Hideaway headlamps. The Torino Cobra remained the top performance model, and but was a lower level of trim than the Torino GT. The Cobra was only available as a SportsRoof, "Cobra" emblems. For the 1971 model year, Ford limited changes to its intermediate line to minor revisions. The Torino line-up consisted of 14 models. The base model was the "Torino", available as a 2-door hardtop, 4-door sedan and 4-door station wagon. Next was the mid-level "Torino 500", available as a 2-door hardtop and SportsRoof, 4-door sedan and hardtop and a 4-door station wagon. The top of the line Torino remained the "Torino Brougham", available as a 2-door and 4-door hardtop, while the "Torino Squire" remained the station wagon equivalent to the Brougham. The "Torino GT" was offered as a 2-door SportsRoof and convertible, while the "Torino Cobra" was still only available as a 2-door SportsRoof. The styling was mostly unchanged for the 1971 models, save for minor revisions to trim and the grilles. The grille on the 1971 Torinos was divided by a vertical division in the centre for all models except the Cobra. The Cobra used the same grille the 1970 model. A revised emblem was located on the vertical grille divider for all Torinos except the Cobra. The GTs continued to have the 302 as standard, while the Torino Cobra was downgraded to a 351 as its standard engine. All engines, other than the 429s, saw a slight drop in compression, which also resulted in a corresponding drop in power ratings. The GT was still the Torino's sporty/high trim model. Torino GT's had a shaker scoop when equipped with the Ram Air Induction.
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