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1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport SportsRoof [63R]

1972 Ford Gran Torino [63R] in Fast & Furious, Movie, 2009 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US

1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport SportsRoof [63R]

Position 01:29:22 [*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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CougarTim US

2008-09-07 04:35

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Ford Torino GT

Identified at Autoblog when this car was spotted on a carrier hauling cars for this movie: http://www.autoblog.com/2008/06/29/i-fast-and-the-furious-i-muscles-up/

tony US

2008-10-15 03:12

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looks like a 72

antp BE

2009-03-20 19:25

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What a shame...

Illousion SE

2009-03-30 22:18

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That's a waste.

jettalover US

2009-04-05 04:57

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Just like the one in "Gran Torino".

quiksilver EN

2009-04-06 18:24

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I really don’t get it. The makers of these films claim to be car fans but they destroy stunning old cars like this. They say in the making off that they built nine cars and only one survived. I can understand it with cars that are still in production but not cars that are over 30 years old and getting more collectable by the day.

By the way I think the 70 & 71 where the best looking Torino’s.

69Roadrunner426 US

2009-04-17 22:15

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In all these Fast and the Furious movies, they trash a nice classic in ALL of them. This '72 Torino GT joins the '70 Charger, '70 Chevelle, '69 Camaro, '70 Challenger, '68 Mustang, '70 Monte Carlo. The producer's say they're car fans, but that probably means fans of little clapped out rice burners with too many stickers and no guts.

THE BIG BOPPER

2009-05-12 11:50

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9 were used 8 of them trashed and fore what some stubit action scene have some respect fore classics

THE BIG BOPPER

2009-05-23 10:01

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The licence plate of this car is 3PST718 just in case You want to know

BiltFordTuff US

2009-05-29 06:47

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sweet ride i luv it, shame it had to be trashed

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antp BE

2009-07-18 12:45

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Skid US

2009-08-01 02:54

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It should be *Gran* Torino GT, given that it's a 1972.

Murf32 CA

2009-08-19 20:45

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Hey everyone, is this particular Torino much like the one in Eastwoods "Gran Torino"?

4x4 23 US

2009-09-19 21:24

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10 cars were purchased 9 cars were damaged and 1 on of them survived

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=778mkceE0UQ

gt.72 US

2009-09-24 17:47

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ohh Maan!! i have one of those! they should of gaveme the engine at least! instead of trashing it!!

DT83 US

2009-09-24 18:49

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My theory is that the high prices of gasoline, and the high insurance prices for powerful engines, are why so many of these awesome old cars are getting trashed now. Nobody can afford to keep them, so big Hollywood movie producers buy them just to destroy. Should be illegal, IMO.

Skid US

2010-06-01 04:33

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I doubt it...for one thing, insurance tends to be cheaper on older cars, and also these cars aren't generally used for daily transportation, so fuel costs are irrelevant.

1972 Gran Torino GTs have always been considered something of an "entry level" muscle car, only catching on in recent years due to the Eastwood film. It was probably deemed cheaper to use a 1972 than an earlier, more valuable Torino based on this.

Skodafan CZ

2010-07-17 23:45

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For which scene were all of these nice cars destroyed? I didn't see the reason of destroying 8 peaces in the movie...

Commander 57 US

2010-07-17 23:48

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If at first you don't get the scene right, crash crash again.

antp BE

2010-07-19 17:55

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And I also wonder how they miss that so many times. In Mad Max they had one car of each and it was very well done :D

Cycolac Fan EN

2011-04-12 20:44

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Remember they tend to have different cars for different stunts, for instance one might a top speed and acceleration car, another for spins with racing handbrakes and laying down rubber, a third could be for jumps with stronger suspension while another might have a reinforced front to smash through stuff.
Then they'll usually be at least one or two for attaching cameras to or to be towed around when the actors are supposed to be driving it - that one might get cut in half too have cameras mounted where the engine is. Actors prefer to have automatic gearbox cars so there might be one or two autos in there too.
Add in one really nice close up car with shiny paint, chromed up engine then at least one or two back up cars in case a main one breaks down - imagine the cost of everything - 200 or more crew - stopping while someone gores off to buy a new starter motor or air filter, and you pretty much have your eight or nine cars.
As for them being 'destroyed' they might wel still be driveable decent cars in some cases but with so many people ready to sue if they get injured, and the amount of others looking to make a fast buck selling a movie icon, and most studio will prefer to destroy cars rather than sell them on.

tony US

2011-05-17 01:50

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tony wrote looks like a 72

It's just called a Gran Torino Sport. no GT emblems on a 72

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jpiland US

2013-06-19 07:25

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Brian should have driven it

caprice_96 CA

2013-10-08 03:47

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This is a 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport, not a GT. And to be very specific this is a 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport "Sportsroof" (Ford's term for a fastback. The Gran Torino Sport was also available with a formal roofline, that other Torino coupes got. There was no GT model in 1972; it was replaced by the Gran Torino Sport. Further, not ALL Torino's after 1972 are "Gran Torinos" as seems to be the common internet misconception. Ford's base level cars were called only Torino, and the next level up (the majority of cars sold) were "Gran Torinos". In modern terms, if the Torino were compared to a Civic, the "Torino" would be a Civic LX, the "Gran Torino" a Civic EX, and the "Gran Torino Sport" a Civic Si.

And in my opinion, the 1972 is the best looking Torino (at least as a GTS fastback).

rjluna2 US

2013-10-08 03:54

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That is interesting, caprice_96. Indeed, the Torino GT was replaced with Grand Torino Sport in 1972 model year.

Link to "en.wikipedia.org"

caprice_96 CA

2013-10-09 21:54

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The majority of that Wiki-page is my work. I am a bit of a fan of the Ford Torino.

rjluna2 US

2013-10-09 22:47

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Maybe I should dig up an article on Collectible Automobile in reference to this Ford Torino if I can find one in my mess :think:

caprice_96 CA

2013-10-15 04:32

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This should be listed as "SportsRoof" not "SportRoof". It was model 63R.

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