1970 Ford Torino 429 CJ Type N/W

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

Before the new generation Torino came out in 1970, the Ford Dealers Association in Oregon got together with an idea to promote the new body style. The special Torino would be unique to the Northwest, and 601 were to be produced.

Available in three colors, this one is Pacific Blue with a black hood, dual chrome hood-lock pins, dual racing mirrors, rocker panel racing stripes and argent-styled wheels.

Of the 395 Type N/W models made, only five are 429s and only one is a 429 Cobra Jet. This is the car. Chrome Super Stock wheels and radials were added (original wheels and covers go with car). The only other change was to the rear differential. The 3.01 ratio was replaced with a 3.70 gear locker. All of the original tags are still located on the engine, transmission and rear differential. Numbers matching.

Only 12 Torinos were built with non-Ram Air Cobra Jet engines. It comes with a cool recent photo of the original owner and salesman with the car parked in front of the still-operating Ford dealership.