1975 Ford Gran Torino Sport Hardtop Starsky & Hutch Reserved Parking Only Sign
1975 Ford Gran Torino Sport Hardtop Starsky & Hutch Aluminum Parking Sign
“Starsky and Hutch,” a show about plain-clothes investigators working in California, was a massive hit, running in prime time from 1975 to 1979 and spawning a movie 25 years after the show’s cancellation. Although memorable for its chase scenes and bromance, the breakout star is the cops’ custom-painted Ford Gran Torino. Creator William Blinn originally wanted a green and white Camaro, but Ford’s studio car loan program made using stock Gran Torinos much cheaper. An air suspension and five-slot mag wheels with wider tires were added to handle stunt driving, but it was the paint job, a bright red with white “Vector” stripes designed by transportation coordinator George Grenier, that made the car stand out. Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky) hated the paint scheme, nicknaming it “the striped tomato.” Models from 1974 to 1976 were used on the show. They had 351, 400 and 460 cubic-inch engines and a variety of options. Stunt cars had custom rear ends with lower gear ratios for quicker acceleration. The popularity of the car sparked a fad for replica paint jobs. Even Ford got into the act, making a limited run of 1,100 vehicles in 1976. Since the show cars were mostly stock, it can be difficult to verify provenance: the only proof a car recently sold by Leake Auctions in Tulsa was used on the show was a plaque reading “20th Century Fox Film Studios” and a visor signed by the show’s stars.
Make it clear: Your 1975 Ford Gran Torino Sport Hardtop Starsky & Hutch deserves a reserved parking spot in your garage or driveway! Just like the real street signs, our signs are quality made of .025" Aluminum that will not rust, crack, break or peel and are UV protected for outdoor use and durability. This sign has rounded corners and two 1/4 inch pre-drilled holes on top and bottom for easy display. Ideal for home, garage, office, workshop, man cave, private roadways or anywhere you feel you deserve a special parking or decoration spot, and they make the ideal gift for any car enthusiast. They are available in two sizes 12" X 18" (305 X 457 mm) or 8" X 12" (203 X 305 mm) to suit your need and space. The 1975 Ford Gran Torino Sport Hardtop Starsky & Hutch is a true Legend that lives forever, and is really worth a Parking Only Sign of its own.
Available in two sizes: 12" X 18" (305 X 457 mm) or 8" X 12" (203 X 305 mm)
Two 1/4 inch pre-drilled holes on top and bottom
UV protected for outdoor use and durability
The image is permanently infused into the aluminum that will not crack, fade, chip, or peel (we do not use stickers or decals).
This product is made in the USA.