He put me behind the wheel immediately perhaps not the wisest choice and I remember thinking the hood must be at least 30 feet long. Mannn, this is in great shape. I put 200 k on that car and never replaced the clutch. Point here being that sometimes there are real reasons that an engine is rebuilt despite low miles. The Gaskets are better than the original manufacturers Gasket on the engine when purchased new from the factory.
I was sitting in it once with the engine running and the truck in park and all of the sudden I heard a click and the thing had jumped into reverse. We show it as much as we can and really enjoy driving it. My 78 Thunderbird with the 351M was doing almost 30 mpg measured with the Imperial gallon. Today, I think it is pretty neat. As the Thunderbird and Mercury Cougar were downsized to the Ford Fox platform for 1980, the Ford Torino chassis was discontinued after 1979. Therefore, there are no rips or tears in the seats. The executives in the Glass House should have gone to prison for putting those things on the road, not to mention that firebomb on wheels known as the Pinto.
The one that Eldon Rector posted a picture of looks correct. Fortunately my foot was on the brake. I felt like the slightly nervous King of the Road. I saw a pic of my car somewhere on this site already, I can try to post a pic later. It's Black with the red stripes. The car comes with the original wheels and tires, all of the original documents from new window sticker, owner's manual, warranty card, title, Ford parking permit, Ziebart warranty, Michelin tire warranty, sales literature, etc.
Other seals and rubber things had to be replaced because of dry rot too. We show it as much as we can and really enjoy driving it. I bet that car would move. I also seen a metallic light blue, but not the light blue pictured. Good luck finding another one in this unbelievable original condition with this much documentation, and life-long single ownership history. I did not know you did not have to get the vinyl roof on Cougars with the Moonroof, until I just now looked it up. I had a 1978 Sport edition Black with white stripes and a console shifter.
Felpro is a great company and one of my favorite Gasket companies to buy from. My aunt and uncle lived in a house on a high bluff overlooking a river. She was going grocery shopping and realized the had forgotten her grocery list. The car was gone through and any gasket, seal, rubber, etc. Central to the model revision was the discontinuation of the , Gran Torino, and. The exterior chrome and badging are all there, but showing some pitting in some areas.
It has T Tops which makes it rare. The white car below is now mine, I just bought it. The first owner was a Ford executive and held onto it over all the years. Of course a moonroof was available on 'Birds all those years. My wife and I ordered it, and the only change to it was the wheels and tires. She left the car running and ran in the house to get it and came back out and the car was gone.
The roof panels were the same. The car has just over 85,000 miles. Patrick answered 5 years ago Mike, You are correct for the most part. So basically, a car is worth whatever someone is willing to pay. The craftsmanship of the Felpro brand is one of a kind. I'm not sure about values, but I can report what a couple of cars have sold for recently.
Any Info will be appreciated. So, in the 3 years, there were about 1. This car has the standard hubcaps rather than optional wheel covers. The Gaskets are better than the original manufacturers Gasket on the engine when purchased new from the factory. Ordered online and picked up in the store 30 minutes later.