An Exceptionally Rare 1970 Ford Torino Rolls on a Killer Combo from Coker Tire
The muscle car era gave new car buyers seemingly infinite option combinations, but sometimes that wasn’t enough. In the case of Chris Kraner’s 1970 Ford Torino GT, it has a laundry list of options, as it was ordered with the Drag Pack option group, which upgraded its engine to the famous 429ci Super Cobra Jet engine. It has 16 additional options, including special paint, as Grabber Blue was not available for the Torino in 1970. Other notable options include a close-ratio four-speed transmission, factory 8,000-rpm tachometer, hideaway headlights and “rim blow” deluxe steering wheel. According to the Marti Report on the car, there are only two examples of this combination of options.
Chris bought the car from Torino restorer, Greg Moran in 2018. Greg discovered the original Grabber Blue color after stripping off several other paint jobs during the meticulous rotisserie restoration. The car was originally ordered with F60-15 Firestone Wide Oval tires and Magnum 500 wheels, but since Chris wanted to drive the car on a regular basis, he went with a radial combination. This includes a set of our BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires and Magnum 500 wheels, sized a little larger than stock to fill the wheel wells and provide excellent handling. Exact sizing on this car is 225/70R15 up front and 275/60R15 out back, mounted to 15x7 and 15x8 inch Magnum 500 wheels. This car also features our Torino center caps, our #5008 Magnum style lug nuts and our #5006 rubber valve stems with a chrome sleeve. While the tire and wheel sizes are not original, it's an excellent combination on this rare Ford muscle car, giving it an aggressive stance and great handling.