A rare slithery snake has been found on the market. One of only 117 rolling off the assembly line this year, the 1971 Ford Torino Cobra Jet was one of the Blue Ovals most infamous name plates from 1968 to 1976. The typical Torino of the day ,hitting the pavement, was normally the two-door coupe or the four-door sedan. However a few high performance beasts slithered their way off the assembly line, and this grabber blue monster is one of the few.
Ford, in 1970, moved away from the boxy lines of the day and moved towards a coke bottle influenced styling. Bill Shenk who designed the ’70 Ford Torino used this as his inspiration along with the supersonic aircraft of the day with the narrow waists that moved at supersonic speeds. With this in mind for the Cobra Jet edition, the Torino was fitted with the 428 cubic inch 7.0 liter and the 429 cubic inch 7.0 liter Cobra Jet engines. This car classified as American muscle, was Ford’s choice as the base for the NASCAR entrants and to this day has a successful racing heritage.
This Cobra Jet find is in superb condition by all appearances and will make a great addition to any car collection. Powered by an investment grade ultra-rare 429 Cobra Jet 4 speed this ride also comes with factory air conditioning. The powerplant was professionally rebuilt to stock specifications by “Fast Racing Guru”, Dave Dudek. All mechanical items have been overhauled as well. The car has also retained the rare 1971 and hard to find parts: original carburetor, radiator, 4 speed distributor, and fuel pump.
Moving to the interior and exterior, this beast is sporting a bench seat, perfect chrome bumpers and flawless moldings. Also boasting all original body panels, this American Muscle beast comes with the Elite Marti Report, window sticker, original invoice, and the warranty card.
Currently listed at $59,000, we expect this mint condition show ride to move quickly. A great find for the car enthusiast, this blue baby has been well cared for and kept in its natural state. An example of nostalgic American Muscle untouched, taking us back to an iconic era from the auto industry. For more info on this ride visit Hemmings. American Muscle at its finest, would you modify this ride or leave in its natural state?