Derek C.'s 1976 Limited Production
"Starsky & Hutch®" Ford Gran Torino®
Derek bought this car in the summer of 1996 from the original owner
who bought it from the dealership sometime in the late '70s.
It was originally used as a dealer demo unit for quite a while.
The original owner had removed all the chrome, center console, drove it
on back gravel roads, etc. - generally not great care for such a great car.
Derek has been returning it to more of a stock condition.
It came from the factory with a 351W and a C4 tranny with a
800 cfm Holley double pumper and Glasspack mufflers.
The original owner put in a 351C 4 bbl. and a C6 with a 4.11 traction-lok rear end.
Derek has changed the 351C 4 bbl. to 2 bbl heads with the
Edelbrock aluminum manifold to put a Holley Street Avenger 4 bbl carb on it.
Derek kept the C6 tranny with a Gear Vendor's overdrive unit.
It has a 3.25 traction-lok rear axle. It still has the factory paint and interior!
Derek joined Pat P., Don M., ad Penny and I in the Dells in May, 2003.
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