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    Posted: 28-November-2021 at 7:18AM
Hello all
I have been a torino Lover for 47 years. When i was 14 i got my first car, A bright red 1972 GTS.    
  I Loved that car and the many great times it provided me.
         So fast forward some 40 years. My youngest son and his girlfriend comes home on leave from the   Air Force and brings me a Bright Red 1972 GTS. Total Shock, What do you say !!
          To say the least i am back in love again. 
  I am also new to this Forum thing so forgive me if i screw up.
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Very nice story, and welcome from Knoxville.
Don
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Cool story. 
Welcome to the group 
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welcome! that's awesomeClap
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
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Welcome aboard! I have upgraded you to a full member so you have full forum privileges and will be able to post pics. Let see some of your 72. Tells us more about it. What engine, transmissions, and options does it have?
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   Pretty awesome. Welcome to the show.
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Welcome!
JT, USAF Ret./Architect
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Here it is
86000 miles, Q code, C6 auto, 3.25 open rear, power steering, factory magnums, bench seat, with instrumentation group. I am 3rd owner. Original owner replaced original motor and transmission with a 429 and a new C6. I did't get any info on the new motor.
I also got the original motor and trans with the car. It's is tucked away in the shop. 
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Thats a sharp looking car and a pretty cool story! Welcome to the forum 
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Welcome and great looking car! Wink
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
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Great story, full circle. Nice car you have there. Welcome from Alberta Canada.
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More pics! Interior etc.

Nice ride for sure.
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Good stuff....great kids!

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  Where did they find the car? Need the car hunting story. Did you order a Marti report yet?
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What a great story, what a surprise, and what a car to be surprised with! This car has it all! More pics!

Oh...and welcome to this forum!
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Hello everyone.  I am the son that bought this gem of a car for my father. The story is I remember being young and looking through photo albums with my dad where he had pictures of his 72 GTS.  Got a really good picture of him with shaggy hair leaning on the hood looking real tough LOL I spent a lot of time with him on the weekends working on tractors and lawn mowers, my brother and I’s go kart and the family vehicles. We also spent just about every Saturday morning watching powerblock and heard my dad constantly talking about how he would love to have a car that is when I told myself if I could ever get him a car I would do everything I could to make it happen. I ended up joining the Air Force in 2016 and had to move away but thankfully I was still in the states.  A few years ago while I was deployed my gf found me my car.  A 1964 Galaxie XL convertible and she fronted the money for them to hold it for me until I came home. My dad and I had so many conversations about it that it really got me thinking about a car for him again. My gf and I make a trip labor day weekend every year to Arkansas for chuckwagon races and stop by Iowa for a week afterwards to see my family. This year I had just sold my house in NJ and had some money in my pocket and thought I would just look and see if anything was out there for sale.  Auto trader and google yielded minimal results but a Torino facebook page turned up one in Monona Iowa.  5 hours from my parents house.  Never had I found one in such great shape so close to home. I figured it was fate so I contacted the seller and he said no one wanted to give him the money for it. He told me about the car I decided it was atleast worth going to look at.  I talked with my gf about going to see the car and she said “Let’s go”. I met with owner and checked out the car. I crawled all around it and under it looking for rust.  None found. Few rock chips and a dent in the passenger side rocker but for the most part and super nice car.  Add on it came with the original 351 Cleveland and c6, an engine stand, and engine hoist and had a newer 429 and c6 in the car I was sold.  I drove it the 5 hours home and parked it at my sisters house until everyone was home and I could surprise him with it. 

The car is a 2 owner car. My dad is the 3rd owner.  It had the marti report and manuals and books and even a couple of Tshirts with it. It runs so good. I love the car but better yet he loves it.  It’s not identical to his car but it’s pretty close and he and mom can go scoop the loop in it.  We have some pictures of it we will try to get put up and even the old pictures of dad with his first car.  
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Love this story, this will definitely be an experience both you and he will always remember.  Please do post the pictures of your dad and his old car and him with the new one.  It sounds like both you and your dad are very lucky to have such a strong relationship, it is very heartwarming to hear stories like this and thanks for sharing.  -   dave
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Very touching.  Your father definitely raised you right.  I'd love to see a video of him first setting eyes on the car. Great job!!!
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that's awesome!
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
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WOW. Love that story. 
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What an awesome story and what a great son you have, sir.

and the car is beautiful as well.
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1972 gran torino (formal)... "Mackenzie"
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