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1969 Ford Torino

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General Overview

The 1969 Torino received few cosmetic changes, but there were quite a few performance oriented changes.

The grille was revised slightly with a more prominent center dividing bar, and that taillights were more square in shape than the 1968.

A new model was introduced, the Cobra 2-door sportsroof, and 2-door hardtop. Most modern literature refer to this car as “Torino Cobra”, but in early Ford literature it’s only referred to as “Cobra.”

All Torino models came standard with a larger 250ci I-6 engines, except the GTs and Cobras. The 428 CJ was still available with or without Ram Air.

The 428 CJ was no longer top performance choice. It was bumped down by the new Super Cobra Jet, and was designed specifically for drag racing, and the option was refereed to as “Drag Pack.”

The Cobra came standard with a 428ci 1×4bbl CJ, competition suspension, 4-speed manual, and F70-14 tires. It was Ford’s response to the successful Plymouth Road Runner, thus it had less trim level than the Fairlane 500 to keep costs down.

The Torino GT remained largely unchanged continuing to come standard with a 302-1×2bbl engine. All ‘69 GTs came equipped with a non-functional fiberlass hood scoop. The scoop became functional if the 428-1×4bbl with Ram Air induction was specified. Since the GT could option in all of the Cobra’s performance, it offered the higher level Torino trim.

Production dropped with a total of only 129,054 being produced.

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Performance

Engine 0 to 60 MPH Quarter Mile Source
428 CJ w/ Ram Air n/a 14.2 sec @ 98.9 mph Car & Driver
428 CJ w/Ram Air n/a 15.07 sec @ 95.74 mph Road Test

Drivetrain

Available Engines:
250ci I-6 250ci 1x1bbl 155 hp n/a
302ci V8 302ci 1x2bbl 220 hp n/a
351 V8 351ci 1x2bbl 250 hp n/a
351 V8 351ci 1x4bbl 290 hp n/a
390 V8 390ci 1x4bbl 320 hp n/a
428 CJ 428ci 1x4bbl 335 hp n/a
428 Super CJ w/Ram Air 428ci 1x4bbl 335 hp n/a
Available Transmissions:
  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Cruise-O-Matic

Factory Exterior Colors

  • Raven Black
  • Royal Maroon
  • Black Jade
  • Aztec Aqua
  • Gulfstream Aqua
  • Lime Gold
  • Wimbledon White
  • Brittany Blue
  • Champagne Gold
  • Candy Apple Red
  • Meadowlark Yellow
  • Presidential Blue
  • Indian Fire
  • New Lime
  • Dresden Blue
  • Yellow

Factory Interior Colors

  • Aqua
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Dark Ivy
  • Nugget Gold
  • Red
  • Dark Blue

Production Numbers

  • 4-Dr Squire Wagon
    Total productions 14,472
  • Hardtop Coupe
    Total productions 20,789
  • 4-Dr Sedan
    Total productions 11,971
  • GT Fastback Coupe
    Total productions 61,319
  • GT Conv
    Total productions 2,552
  • GT Hardtop Coupe
    Total productions 17,951
  • Cobra Hardtop Coupe
    Total productions n/a
  • Cobra fastbook htp cp
    Total productions n/a

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