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68 fastback of a different breed

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97 F150: wrecked, 96 Dodge 4x4: blown motor / donated to the base
88 Suburban 4x4 355 cid 8 inch lift: sold, 95 Celica 5 speed : sold
68 F750 391 cid : sold,  96 F350 7.3 diesel dually : sold
86 Chevy 1500 305 cid c1500: sold, 73 Mustang mach 1 466 cid 5 speed : under construction
89 F350 4x4 cummins swap : sold, 64 Dodge d600: gone
00 Excursion: traded, 72 Mustang mach 1 302: scrapped
73 Mustang coupe: scrapped, 73 ranchero gt
06 Honda crf 450x : sold, 04 Honda vtx 1800
88 Bronco xlt lariat: sold, 76 Charger: traded
95 F350 4x4: sold , 91 Crown Victoria 302: sold
02 Dakota: traded, 96 f250 powerstroke: parts truck
87 f700, 98 e350 powerstroke: sold
03 land rover: traded, 95 f350 dually: part out
95 f350 dually: traded, 94 f150 4x4: traded
97 f250: sold, 76 Maverick 302: sold
91 240sx rb25: sold, 86 firebird: sold
86 Trans Am: sold, 88 westernstar: sold
89 dodge d350: sold, 2000 Dakota 4x4: sold  
84 f350 3+3: sold, 90 bronco: partout
67 catalina, 64 chevy c60
64 jeep j200, 74 corvette stingray
79 Lincoln mark V, 2013 f350: goldilocks
Yes!! I love it.
Needs some tlc but definitely a gorgeous car.

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"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

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That looks like a cool project car, very cool.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP fasteners - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe -  MSD digital 6al box - MSD coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - ported weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.                                            

Back in the mid 80"s when I was in high school ,a friend had one that was a 302 he swapped in a 351C beat the crap out of it, then offered it to me for $500 . Sad Years later ,I still want to kick my own a$$ for passing that up ! Angry

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460 , Edelbrock Performer carb. + intake , 204 / 214 cam , Pertronix Flamethrower 2 billet dizzy + coil , Crites long tubes , C6 .

Love those era fastbacks
My wife found a 390 GT in San Berardino a couple of years ago.For a week she was all about getting it. So I hooked up the trailer to the Super Duty and off we went. When we got there I was all set to bring it home. Well after we test drove it the wife flipped on me and decided another project was not a good idea.Dodgy
I think they are one of the best looking Fords ever produced.

Here is our car. Bought it 25 years ago or so for 250 bucks as a parts car for a Fairlane we were building. Found out it was the better car to save and the rest is history.

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I have attached the Marti for it. I think it was used as an official promotion car for ford. Candy Red / Red Interior / Buckets with Head Rest / Chrome Gt Wheels built in mid Aug 67 and in late Aug 67 Ford published this:

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This add came out in Dec 1967:

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and this promotion was in Dec 1967 as well. Ford did not produce any 427 Torinos as per Marti.

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You can see the rear wheel is still a Chrome GT.

Several magazines test drove an identically equipped Torino in late Aug, Nov, and Dec of 1967.

The Marti says it was sold in Nov 67 but I bought it from the original owner who bought it from the Florida dealer listed on the report in spring of 1970 and we have his original paperwork showing that he was the first owner. Who knows where it was until summer of 1970.

My theory is that it was actually a 427 car vin'd as a 390 when it was decided not sell any to the public and the engine got pulled. It has a service replacement 390 4V in now. The original owner never had the engine replaced. I will never be able to prove this as there is no "sticker under a sticker" like the 71 Boss 302 that turned up.

I wish there was a way to get more information on this.

We have the white c stripes in a box - I like it better without them.

We have the red dash pad in a box but the interior is now black - My wife could not stomach so much red.

Our current issue is that our son wants to drive from time to time - he is 16.


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Heck even as a 390 car ...still something to brag about!!! I bought a 69 GT "formal roof" windsor car... I sold it to help fund the Mach I project. I would own another one... like that style a lot.

67 Diamond Blue Vert

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