1969 Ford Torino Cobra Indian Fire Red

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Though the death knell for muscle cars was just ahead, in 1969 performance packages were made available by nearly all of the major American auto manufacturers. With the Plymouth Roadrunner tearing up the streets, Ford aimed the Torino Cobra right at it, dropping the fearsome 428 Cobra Jet into the engine bay and turning it into a serious muscle car package. It came with a heavy-duty battery and alternator, a 3.25:1 open differential, a heavy-duty cooling package, chrome valve covers and dual exhaust. It also featured competition suspension, hood lock pins, and "Cobra" emblems. This car had the original transmission swapped out for a 4-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter. The interior trim was the same as the Fairlane 500 to help keep costs low.

This car will be offered at the Mecum Auction in Louisville, Kentucky September 8-10, 2016.

---- Specifications ----
Price -- Production --
Engine 7 liter V8 Weight --
Aspiration natural Torque --
HP 335 hp HP/Weight --
HP/Liter 47.9 hp per liter 1/4 mile --
0-62 mph -- Top Speed --

(from Mecum Auctions Press Release) 1969 Ford Torino Cobra Indian Fire Red

  • 428 CI Cobra Jet V-8 engine
  • Converted to 4-speed manual transmission
  • Hurst shifter
  • Indian Fire exterior
  • Black broadcloth/vinyl bench seat
  • Visibility Group
  • Cobra Jet hood scoop
  • Power front disc brakes
  • Power steering
  • AM Radio with rear seat speaker
  • Deluxe belts/warning light
  • BF Goodrich Radial T/A white letter tires
  • Car built at Kansas City on October 2, 1968
  • Car sold on October 10, 1968 at BE Hohlt Ford in Granite City, Illinois
  • Marti Report
  • Original Factory Broadcast sheet
  • Owner's manual