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    Posted: 28-May-2019 at 2:12PM
Hello Everyone. I recently picked up a 1973 GTS. Hadn't driven one since my wife's '74, back in College. I was feeling a bit nostalgic. I plan to clean it up a bit, get it mechanicaly sound and then see if I can find someone to take it to the next level.
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Welcome to the forum Stefano! Is the 73 GTS a fastback or formal top? What engine? 

I have upgraded you to a new member so you have full access to the forum. Post some pics of your car if you have a chance. We love to see pics. 

There are lots of helpful people and lots of good information on this forum. Best of luck with the build, feel free to start a project thread.
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welcome!Big smile
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
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77 CELICA CUSTOM
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Thanks guys,it is a fastback. 351 CJ, automatic. Red with black bucket seats and well optioned. The car is originally from San Bernardino, CA.
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Welcome aboard and pics, pics, pics...

Sounds like you found a nice car. You can order a Marty Report that will have the info with regards to options and build info.
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welcome stefano
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Welcome!!!
"What we do in full frontal view, is more honest than your cleaned-up mind."
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Very nice!  Thanks for the pics.  They do make the laser stripes reproduction now if you are interested in the original factory look.  I see you have the full length wheel well molding that goes with the laser stripe.
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nice!
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very very nice!!
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Beautiful Torino!  I love the 2B fastbacks, but I might be a bit biased!  Wink
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Does any one have production stats for all 1973 Torinos?
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 The Marti Reports list how many if a particular model were produced. Not sure how exact the list is but the number of units decreases daily.
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Originally posted by Stefano Stefano wrote:

Does any one have production stats for all 1973 Torinos?
 
Here are all the Production stats for 1973:
 
Torino 2-door hardtop  - 28,005 
 Torino 4-door hardtop  - 37,524 
 Gran Torino 2-door hardtop  - 138,962 
 Gran Torino 4-door hardtop  - 37,524 
 Gran Torino Sport 2-door hardtop  - 17,090 
 Gran Torino Sport 2-door fastback  - 51,853 
 Torino wagon  - 23,982 
 Gran Torino wagon  - 60,738 
 Gran Torino Squire wagon  - 40,023 
 Ranchero 500  - 25,634 
 Ranchero Squire  - 4,787 
 Ranchero GT  - 15,320 
 
For the 1973 GTS fastback Q-Codes there were 10,241 produced, and of those 8,632 were automatics.
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Thank you for that info.
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Welcome and Nice looking car...Doesn't look like it's far from the "Next Level"!
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Got it running and driving well, still need to get the a/c working. Bucket seats restored and new carpet. All fluids changed. I have decided to sell this car and pursue another one. Will list in classifieds.
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