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    Posted: 20-December-2021 at 12:56PM
Hello from Tennessee
I saw this forum on the interwebs and knew I had to join it. I am the proud owner of a 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport Blk/Blk. Long story short, my Dad purchased the car in 1973 from Crown Charlie at Crown Ford in Nashville Tn. The vehicle has been in the family ever since. My Dad passed in 2016, but I was able to talk him into passing the car (which is affectionately called “Black Betty” after the 70’s Ram Jam song) down to me. I have not had the time until recently to work on the car as many seals and hoses have dried up. I am picking the car up tomorrow and it is ready to drive which is what my Dad would have wanted. Thanks and glad to be a part of this forum. 

David Layne
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Welcome to the group. 
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Lucky to have had it in the family since new!
72 Gran Torino formal roof Brougham
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Welcome to the forum! Very cool story about your Torino. My car has a similar story. I upgraded you to have full forum privileges. Post some pics when you have a chance.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BlackBetty72 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-December-2021 at 5:23AM
Thanks Steve looks like this forum is full of knowledgeable Ford people. I’m sure I will have a lot of questions. 

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Yes sir. The stories this car could tell. 
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Thanks for the upgrade. Will post pics and more info soon. 

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welcome! and a black car too nice1
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Welcome, we love to hear about every car and how it is being saved.
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  Condolences to you and your family. Glad you were able to keep it in the family.  We do need pics though. Welcome.
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Thank you. I’m still trying to figure out the picture posting.
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Welcome! Thumbs Up
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beautiful car.  welcome!

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1972 gran torino (formal)... "Mackenzie"
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very nice car, welcome
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