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Rupert E.'s 1976 Ford Gran Torino®
"Starsky & Hutch"®Replica


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Rupert says creating this S&H Torino is something he has wanted to do "for a very long time." It took him almost five years to find a Torino in Vermont. This car was first sold in Vermont in June of 1976, so it has stayed close to home.

It would not be as it is now, Rupert says, if it was not for his sons, Eric and Nick. It took the three of them about two years to get the car into the condition it's in now. They did all the work themselves, except the engine rebuild and the paint.


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 Rupert renewed the complete front-end suspension, including ball joints, control arms, bushings, etc. The car's body is all steel - no body filler. The paint is base coat/clear coat with five coats of clear. It has air shocks, 15-inch slotted mags, and 255/60/R15 tires on the back, and 14-inch mags on the front with 225/70/R14 tires.


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The car now has a completely new interior from the headliner to the carpet. It also has new door panels and bucket seats now, although it originally had bench seats. This winter, Rupert plans to upgrade the transmission, including torque converter and rear end. He wants to have the bumpers and head/taillight bezels rechromed, add a center console between the bucket seats, and a few other small things.


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This car has the original 351 Windsor engine which has been blue printed, bored out, balanced, and tested on a dyno. It has an MSD ignition, Hooker Super Comp headers, Edelbrock intake and 600 carb, and an aftermarket aluminum radiator. It has a C-4 automatic transmission and Ravin dual exhaust.


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Rupert and family have been driving the car a little and working out the bugs, and they say they have been "shocked at the attention we have gotten." Get used to it, guys! You're driving a replica of one of the most popular cars on the planet, and a really nice-looking one at that!
 

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