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Amazing to say the least.
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Really nice car!  I like the front-end style.

Did they make this style of Torino only for a limited time?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote 72 RS 351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-May-2022 at 7:42AM
Originally posted by spriegel spriegel wrote:

Really nice car!  I like the front-end style.

Did they make this style of Torino only for a limited time?

-Chris


It's a 1972 Mercury Montego GT, the Mercury version of the 72 Gran Torino Sport. I don't know the details of all the Mercury trim levels, the MX is the one I recall hearing of the most.

The Torino for 1972 up was a bottom trim level of the main model, the Gran Torino. 99+% of all 72-74's were Gran Torinos, the Torino was an ugly duckling version of the Gran Torino. Ford finally dropped the base Torino trim level.
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Beautiful Merc! Classic American Muscle!  Excellent choice. 
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That car is smokinโ€™ hot! Good choice! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-May-2022 at 8:25AM
 good choice! idk what ever happened to scott i lost contact with him too...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend onirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-May-2022 at 10:54AM
another beautiful car!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 78FordLtd2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-May-2022 at 7:39AM
Beautiful Montego! Have always had a soft spot for the 72-73 Montego. Awesome choice ๐Ÿ‘
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Would love to see that in person.  I bet it is fantastic.  Great car!
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I remember that build as well. Beautiful car! ClapThumbs Up 
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The June 2022 Car of the Month is long time member "Big Bird's " (Randy's) 1979 Ford Thunderbird

This is our first Thunderbird to receive the Ride of the Month recognition, and is one of the coolest' T-Birds around.  Randy's T-Bird which he dubs his "White Trash" Thunderbird has a cool 80's street machine vibe.  Randy's Thunderbird is a less common base model equipped with a 302 V8, FMX, A/C and a flight bench interior.  He later upgraded it to bucket seats. Living up to the 80's vibe the car has installed aluminum slot wheels with staggered tires and with the proper lifted rear stance.

Randy is one of our most knowledgeable members and has tons of hands on experience with the 1972-79 Intermediate Fords.  His project thread hasn't been updated in a while, but maybe this will inspire him to do so.  Wink  Congratulations Randy!

Check out Randy's project thread here:


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Nice T-Bird, cool car! Congrats Randy!
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 cool!

there's  one very similar that shows up at the local cruise nights here
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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
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Fine ride Randy, very cool T-Bird!
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Very nice.
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Excellent choice 
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Good one. The stagger looks nice.
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Congrats Randy!
Love those slotted mags, had some on my Mach 1 in the early '90s.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Uante Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-June-2022 at 11:00AM
Pretty Sweet....Hard to Beat! Thumbs Up
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Hi!
Wow!
Thanks, I saw this and it was a big surprise.
Haven't driven the 'Bird in a couple years, life gets in the way sometimes.
"What we do in full frontal view, is more honest than your cleaned-up mind."
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Cool! I don't see those around these days! Congrats
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-June-2022 at 1:29PM
Yeah, screwed up an axle bearing in the rear, then spent the past few years getting sick/recovering, getting sick/recovering, etc...
Time flies when you're NOT having fun...
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How the Heck does a REGULAR CAB SHORTBED weigh over 5200 pounds?
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Cool! hold onto it, this style, era have their time coming!
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