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1973 Ford Torino 2-Door Hardtop
This 1973 Ford Torino two-door hardtop was assembled in Canada and refurbished under current ownership in the style of the famed Starsky & Hutch tv show police vehicle and has been refinished in red with the prominent S&H white stripe over a black and red vinyl interior. Power is provided by a 351 cubic-inch V8 twinned with a three-speed automatic transmission. Other equipment includes power steering, front disc brakes, polished 15″ Ansen Sprint wheels, and a push-button AM/FM radio. This Torino was acquired by the seller in 2017 and it has been driven under 200 miles since this time, making this restoration very fresh.
CCC Vital Info 1973 Ford Torino 2-Door Hardtop
Lot – 118
Seller – Jo (Private)
Seller location – Victoria, BC V9A
VIN – 3B25H159918
Odometer – 16,000 miles (TMU)
Engine Info – 351 cubic-inch V8
Transmission Info – 3-speed automatic
Exterior Colour – Bright Red
Interior Colour – Black with red
Other features – Restored, Starsky & Hutch livery
Category – American
Independent Appraised value $30,000 (See appraisal)
Carfax – N/A for pre-1981 vehicle
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Original factory exterior colour was Ginger Metallic. The car was refinished in Viper Red under current ownership, in 2018, with a white side stripe that extends up to the roof. Paint is modern, multi-stage and was professionally applied after all original paint was stripped and steel shell sanded and smoothed. Paint and glass are free of blemishes or chips Features include a later-model grille to match the model used in the tv show, four headlights, polished wheel arch trim, dual exhaust outlets, and chrome-finished side mirrors and bumpers. Close-up photos of the body panels and lenses are provided in the gallery below, they show a very nice condition, given the recency of the refinish. Since the restoration, the car has been appraised at $30,000, the appraisal is included in the gallery.
Slotted 15″ Ansen Sprint wheels with a polished finish are wrapped in staggered BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires: P225/70 in front with P275/60 in the rear. Equipment includes power steering and stopping is executed by power-assisted front discs and rear drums.
Front bucket seats have been reupholstered in black buttoned vinyl complemented by red accents. They are matched by colour-coordinated door panels and rear bench seat. Equipment includes crank windows, a folding centre armrest, three-point front shoulder belts and a push-button AM/FM radio, , and Ford-branded rubber mats.
The period-Ford two-spoke steering wheel fronts a 120-mph speedometer along with an analog clock, warning lights, and gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The five-digit mechanical odometer shows 15k miles, under 200 of which have been added under current ownership. Total mileage is unknown. Some of the recent mechanical highlights include general maintenance (oil, fluids), wheel balance, battery core change, carburetor overhaul, with an alternator rebuild in 2016 and some records on hand. Tires are reported to have been installed since the restoration, three years ago.
The 351 cubic inch V8 is equipped with a Ford blue-finished air cleaner assembly and matching valve covers Power goes to the rear wheels through the three-speed automatic transmission. The seller notes a minor leak from the transmission; also, there is a small crack in a plastic piece on the driver’s side door frame near the base of the back window. Consistent with the Starsky and Hutch theme, a magnetic beacon light, a novelty license plate matching the TV show car’s (seen in the videos), prop identification cards, aviator-style sunglasses, and a Motorola CB radio are included in the sale. They are pictured in the gallery.
This 1973 Ford Torino two-door hardtop is available with Starsky & Hutch movie props, memorabilia, service records and three sets of keys by the owner in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Vehicle Identification Number, 3B25H1599189, decoded:
“3” 1973 Model Torino
“B” Assembled at Canada Plant
“25” 2 Door Hardtop [1 of 28,005 produced]
“H” 8 Cyl. Engine – 351 2/B engine
“599189” Sequence Number
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1973 Ford Torino 2-Door Hardtop
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|Bidder Name||Bidding Time||Bid||Auto|
|Richard||August 8, 2023 8:07 am||$500|
|Auction started||August 1, 2023 7:47 pm|
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