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1970 Ford Torino

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General Overview

For 1970, the Torino became the primary model and the Fairlane was a sub-series of Torino.

The styling was completely redesigned to a more coke bottle styling, influenced by aircrafts like narrow waits and bulging forward and rear fuselages.

The car featured a more prominent long hood, short deck styling, and was wider and lower than previous models. Overall, the car appeared much more aerodynamic.

A 4-door hardtop was a new body style, with the “Torino Brougham” as top trim level, which was available was a 2- and 4-door hardtop, and 4-door station wagon. The sporty “Torino GT” returned and was available as a 2-door sportsroof and convertible. The “Torino Cobra” also returned as a 2-door sportsroof, only.

The engine lineup changed with only the 250ci I-6, 302ci 1×2bbl, and 352ci 1×2bbl being carried over. See the “Engines” section for more info.

Overall, 1970 was a successful year for Torino and was selected as Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year.” 230,411 total Torinos were produced.

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Engine 0 to 60 MPH Quarter Mile Source
429 CJ 6.0 sec 14.4 sec @ 100.2 mph Motor Trend
429ci/370hp Ram Air 6.0 sec 14.5 sec @ 100 mph Motor Trend
429SCJ 5.8 sec 13.99 sec @ 101.0 mph Motor Trend
429SCJ/375hp (Modified Carb) n/a 13.63 sec @ 105.95 mph Super Stock and Drag Illustrated


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 300 hp n/a
429ci Thunder Jet 429ci 1x4bbl 360 hp n/a
429 Cobra 428ci 1x4bbl 370 hp n/a
429 Cobra Jet 429ci 1x4bbl 370 hp n/a
Available Transmissions:
  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Cruise-O-Matic

Factory Exterior Colors

  • Raven Black
  • Dark Maroon
  • Dark Ivy Green
  • Competition Yellow
  • Young Turquoise
  • Medium Lime
  • Grabber Blue
  • Freudian Gilt
  • Wimbledon White
  • Diamond Blue
  • Original Cinnamon
  • Three Putt Green
  • There She Blue
  • Champagne Gold
  • Candy Apple Red
  • Grabber Orange
  • Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Medium Bronze
  • Grabber Green

Factory Interior Colors

  • White
  • Black
  • Med Blue
  • Med Aqua
  • Light Nugget Gold
  • Med Nugget Gold
  • Med Ginger
  • Dark Ginger
  • Charcoal Black
  • Med Ivy Green
  • Dark Red

Production Numbers

  • Hardtop Coupe
    Total productions 49,826
  • 4-Dr Sedan
    Total productions 30,117
  • Hardtop Sedan
    Total productions 14,312
  • Brougham Hardtop Coupe
    Total productions 16,911
  • Fastback Hardtop Coupe
    Total productions 12,490
  • GT Hardtop Coupe
    Total productions 56,819
  • Brougham Hardtop Sedan
    Total productions 14,543
  • GT Convertible Coupe
    Total productions 3,939
  • Cobra Fastback Hardtop Coupe
    Total productions 7,675
  • 4-Dr Wagon
    Total productions 10,613
  • Squire Wagon 4-Dr
    Total productions 13,166

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