The Ford Torino Page Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Classified Section > eBay & Craigslist Listings
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - 1972 Gran Torino Squire - 449 Original Miles
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

1972 Gran Torino Squire - 449 Original Miles

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
GTW View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21-January-2012
Location: SC
Status: Offline
Points: 5644
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GTW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: 1972 Gran Torino Squire - 449 Original Miles
    Posted: 05-September-2018 at 2:34PM
A '72 Squire with supposedly only 449 original miles from new, being sold by Dean Laumbach Consulting. Looks legit, though there are only exterior photos so far:


His eBay page, where the car might end up: 

His website, where it also may end up: 







Griffin
1973 Gran Torino station wagon
1971 Maverick 2 Door
1994 Mark VIII
Retired 60s NHRA Anglia
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 9490
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-September-2018 at 6:07PM
Shocked wow that looks brand new!
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
72GTS351CJ View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 30-November-2010
Location: NY
Status: Offline
Points: 1323
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72GTS351CJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-September-2018 at 11:04PM
Belongs in somebody's auto museum
72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     
Back to Top
picon3 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 20-February-2007
Location: North Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 2060
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote picon3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2018 at 2:34AM
I'd like to hear the story on this one.  Do we have any other info?  Paul~
1972 GTS 351CJ-4V black/black
Back to Top
7T9_Tbird View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 04-December-2017
Location: AL. & FL.
Status: Offline
Points: 322
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 7T9_Tbird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2018 at 2:55AM
Interior pics are up on the first site now.  This thing is insane.Wacko
John
79 Thunderbird Heritage
79 Thunderbird Town Landau
Back to Top
GTW View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21-January-2012
Location: SC
Status: Offline
Points: 5644
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GTW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2018 at 2:59AM
Originally posted by picon3 picon3 wrote:

I'd like to hear the story on this one.  Do we have any other info?  Paul~

I just asked. He's posted interior photos - they're at the Instagram link in the original post. 
Griffin
1973 Gran Torino station wagon
1971 Maverick 2 Door
1994 Mark VIII
Retired 60s NHRA Anglia
Back to Top
gpd294 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 18-September-2008
Location: Dallas, Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 1842
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gpd294 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2018 at 3:55AM
Image result for jaw dropping gif
Carlos....1975 Gran Torino Squire Station Wagon restored to look like a 1973 Torino Station

Wagon my Dad bought new from McAnary Ford on June 6, 1973 in Gary,Indiana
Back to Top
MrSmog View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21-January-2016
Location: Ky
Status: Offline
Points: 1085
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MrSmog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2018 at 4:03AM
time for a road trip, drive the wheels off that thang!
Past 1974 Ranchero GT Q code

Present 1973 Q code formal roof base model Torino with ralleye equpiment package and 4spd.
Back to Top
GTW View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21-January-2012
Location: SC
Status: Offline
Points: 5644
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GTW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2018 at 4:10AM
Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

time for a road trip, drive the wheels off that thang!


Or maybe a “road trip” to a museum where people can view it and the miles are kept off
Griffin
1973 Gran Torino station wagon
1971 Maverick 2 Door
1994 Mark VIII
Retired 60s NHRA Anglia
Back to Top
Rockatansky View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 30-July-2010
Location: On The Road
Status: Offline
Points: 4127
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2018 at 4:48AM
nylon timing gear has timed-out, probably the valve seals too

what color / code is that, 6S Chrome Yellow?
72 GT Ute
   
Back to Top
qcode72 View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 18-October-2013
Location: greenville,pa
Status: Offline
Points: 45
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote qcode72 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2018 at 5:27AM
The car is from Duncan Imports of Christiansburg,va. private collection.
Back to Top
72FordGTS View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 06-September-2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 2610
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2018 at 12:11PM
Wow, amazing car! I wonder what the story is behind it? I hope they add some underhood and undercarriage shots. This car would be great to document for preference for restoration.

Any word on what engine it has?
Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car
Back to Top
qcode72 View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 18-October-2013
Location: greenville,pa
Status: Offline
Points: 45
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote qcode72 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2018 at 1:40PM
This fellow has a video on u tube f this car.
Back to Top
MrSmog View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21-January-2016
Location: Ky
Status: Offline
Points: 1085
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MrSmog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2018 at 2:26PM
Originally posted by GTW GTW wrote:

Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

time for a road trip, drive the wheels off that thang!


Or maybe a “road trip” to a museum where people can view it and the miles are kept off


cars are meant to be driven, drive the darn thing and enjoy it. Yea it has 449 miles on it but so what? I could see if this was a 449 mile hemi cuda or even a 449 mile72 q code fastback 4 spd but in reality whats a wagon like this worth? $20k tops? I hear what you are sayin, but its not like wagons garner the same type of prestige as the more mainstream highly sought after models. I'm a wagon guy too, I love em but the segment of the market that view this thing as some sort of holy grail car to be kept in a bubble for eternity are far and few between. Would be like a 449 mile slant 6 4 door dodge dart, yea its awesome to see one in such original unrestored condition, but in the end its still a slant 6 4 door dart. Its like my 73 base, it only had 37k miles on it, but its just a 302/c4 car, so I don't worry about the miles on it. I hop in it and drive the tires off it when I have I time to do so.
Past 1974 Ranchero GT Q code

Present 1973 Q code formal roof base model Torino with ralleye equpiment package and 4spd.
Back to Top
GTW View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21-January-2012
Location: SC
Status: Offline
Points: 5644
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GTW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2018 at 3:53PM
Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

Originally posted by GTW GTW wrote:

Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

time for a road trip, drive the wheels off that thang!


Or maybe a “road trip” to a museum where people can view it and the miles are kept off


cars are meant to be driven, drive the darn thing and enjoy it. Yea it has 449 miles on it but so what? I could see if this was a 449 mile hemi cuda or even a 449 mile72 q code fastback 4 spd but in reality whats a wagon like this worth? $20k tops? I hear what you are sayin, but its not like wagons garner the same type of prestige as the more mainstream highly sought after models. I'm a wagon guy too, I love em but the segment of the market that view this thing as some sort of holy grail car to be kept in a bubble for eternity are far and few between. Would be like a 449 mile slant 6 4 door dodge dart, yea its awesome to see one in such original unrestored condition, but in the end its still a slant 6 4 door dart. Its like my 73 base, it only had 37k miles on it, but its just a 302/c4 car, so I don't worry about the miles on it. I hop in it and drive the tires off it when I have I time to do so.


For me, it’s more condition related. It’s like my wagon. It didn’t run from 1979-2017 and it has 35,000 original miles, but it was left outside all that time so it’s not in good shape anymore so I have no issue modifying it or driving it more. This wagon is in such perfect condition that I just wouldn’t be able to do anything with it or to it. Everybody’s different, though. What happens to it is ultimately up to the new owner.

You could say that even a ‘72 GTS CJ 4 speed with that kind of mileage isn’t worth very much because these are all still Torinos. They’ll always be overshadowed and you’ll never get your money back if you fully restore one, but we love them anyway. Even a slant 6 Dart, a straight 6 4 door Nova or Falcon...anything like that - if it had 449 miles and was in good shape, I’d be parking it. Any 40-50 year old common production car with so few miles is an incredibly rare find.

Marc’s point is good too. People who want to do stock restorations could benefit from good photos of this wagon. I think the closest car to stock otherwise is a 6,000 mile Montego GT that’s been at Carlisle a few times.

Edited by GTW - 06-September-2018 at 3:55PM
Griffin
1973 Gran Torino station wagon
1971 Maverick 2 Door
1994 Mark VIII
Retired 60s NHRA Anglia
Back to Top
MrSmog View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21-January-2016
Location: Ky
Status: Offline
Points: 1085
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MrSmog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-September-2018 at 6:16PM
I used the q code fastback as an example since that is probably the most sought after model and they seem to routinely go for over $25k regardless of miles in nice restored condition.

I understand the rarity of a such a low mileage car but personally i'd still drive it every chance I had. I just don't see the use of simply lookin at a old car if you own it, the real fun is gettin behind the wheel. Same reason i'll never go hog wild on restorin one. Guys do that and make them so nice they are afraid to drive them, where is the fun in that? This is a sharp ride though, have we found out what engine it has in it yet?
Past 1974 Ranchero GT Q code

Present 1973 Q code formal roof base model Torino with ralleye equpiment package and 4spd.
Back to Top
n2fordwagons View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 20-July-2013
Location: GA
Status: Offline
Points: 2022
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote n2fordwagons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-September-2018 at 12:13AM
That's amazing.
Jeff

76 Mercury Montego MX Villager w/ 460
79 Ford Thunderbird w/ T-tops
Back to Top
GTW View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21-January-2012
Location: SC
Status: Offline
Points: 5644
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GTW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-September-2018 at 12:19AM
Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

I used the q code fastback as an example since that is probably the most sought after model and they seem to routinely go for over $25k regardless of miles in nice restored condition.

I understand the rarity of a such a low mileage car but personally i'd still drive it every chance I had. I just don't see the use of simply lookin at a old car if you own it, the real fun is gettin behind the wheel. Same reason i'll never go hog wild on restorin one. Guys do that and make them so nice they are afraid to drive them, where is the fun in that? This is a sharp ride though, have we found out what engine it has in it yet?


Here’s the YouTube video that qcode72 was talking about. H-code car.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=FNdylhb7gb4

Edited by GTW - 07-September-2018 at 12:23AM
Griffin
1973 Gran Torino station wagon
1971 Maverick 2 Door
1994 Mark VIII
Retired 60s NHRA Anglia
Back to Top
albo74 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 25-February-2006
Location: ME. USA
Status: Offline
Points: 498
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote albo74 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-September-2018 at 4:36AM
OK I guess I have to chime in on this , So drive it or NOT ,  here goes . You won't  buy it to drive . Best it be bought by a dealer who would  put it on the showroom floor .  That's where albos 74 GTS with 4330 original  miles  is, I didn't need to sell it ,  I really liked looking at it too,  but I just didn't drive it .   Bates Ford , Lebanon Tenn.  
albos74gts
Back to Top
handsofstone View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 13-April-2018
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Offline
Points: 584
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote handsofstone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-September-2018 at 2:32PM
Medium yellow goldenrod I believe. The q-code parts car I daw in Arizona was originally that color.

I have to say that it looks good on that car.

I love the question:

Q: Why does it only have 449 original moles?

A: Because the owner didn't go 450.

-John
72 GTS s code
Back to Top
GTW View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21-January-2012
Location: SC
Status: Offline
Points: 5644
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GTW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-September-2018 at 12:49PM
Now officially for sale on Bringatrailer: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-ford-gran-torino-4/
Griffin
1973 Gran Torino station wagon
1971 Maverick 2 Door
1994 Mark VIII
Retired 60s NHRA Anglia
Back to Top
Rockatansky View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 30-July-2010
Location: On The Road
Status: Offline
Points: 4127
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-September-2018 at 9:32AM
going within the hour $39451 now

it is paint code 6C
72 GT Ute
   
Back to Top
albo74 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 25-February-2006
Location: ME. USA
Status: Offline
Points: 498
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote albo74 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-September-2018 at 10:31AM
good money , makes me smile , bet  he's not going to drive it in the snow
albos74gts
Back to Top
MrSmog View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21-January-2016
Location: Ky
Status: Offline
Points: 1085
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MrSmog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-September-2018 at 2:04AM
sold for $47,500, thats crazy.
Past 1974 Ranchero GT Q code

Present 1973 Q code formal roof base model Torino with ralleye equpiment package and 4spd.
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 9490
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-September-2018 at 3:25AM
Shocked
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
gpd294 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 18-September-2008
Location: Dallas, Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 1842
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gpd294 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-September-2018 at 3:36AM
If anyone is interested I will take HALF of that for my wagon...LOL....Kidding aside, I hope whoever has it now keeps it as pristine and original for a very long time. Thumbs Up 
 
Carlos....1975 Gran Torino Squire Station Wagon restored to look like a 1973 Torino Station

Wagon my Dad bought new from McAnary Ford on June 6, 1973 in Gary,Indiana
Back to Top
MrSmog View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21-January-2016
Location: Ky
Status: Offline
Points: 1085
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MrSmog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-September-2018 at 4:01AM
Originally posted by gpd294 gpd294 wrote:

If anyone is interested I will take HALF of that for my wagon...LOL....Kidding aside, I hope whoever has it now keeps it as pristine and original for a very long time. Thumbs Up 
 


man I'd love to have that wagon to tow my base model around when time comes to take it to the pure stocks. same color and just looks slick.
Past 1974 Ranchero GT Q code

Present 1973 Q code formal roof base model Torino with ralleye equpiment package and 4spd.
Back to Top
GTW View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21-January-2012
Location: SC
Status: Offline
Points: 5644
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GTW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-September-2018 at 9:08AM
Looks like it's going to a private collection in Orange County, California according to the comments. It'll be at Cars & Coffee events there too apparently. Some are speculating that Jay Leno bought it, but if not, it might just end up on Jay Leno's Garage anyway. Lots of great nostalgia and stories in the comments. 

Edited by GTW - 26-September-2018 at 9:08AM
Griffin
1973 Gran Torino station wagon
1971 Maverick 2 Door
1994 Mark VIII
Retired 60s NHRA Anglia
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.