Auto World 1:18 1970 Ford Torino GT

Sep 20, 2012 1 Comment by

Auto World’s apple-red American Muscle 1970 Ford Torino GT screams “catch me if you can” in big letters. Featuring fine details like a matte black shaker hood scoop, matching rear louvers, painted window trim, and chromed bumpers, door handles, and hood pins, the exterior compares well to Motor Trend‘s 1970 Car of the Year. The red interior has high-back bucket seats, a console with mounted 4-speed shifter, and a detailed, well-gauged dash. Under the hood lies a plumbed and wired 429 cubic inch Cobra Jet V-8 engine bay, complete down to its Autolite battery. A cool detail – the chassis’ red oxide color with body color paint overspray – sets the stage for a detailed suspension, drive train and a dual exhaust system. Rounding out this limited edition (1250 made) beauty is a set of Magnum 500 wheels wrapped in Goodyear whitewalls. It almost looks good enough to eat.

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I have been a car guy since my early teens. From managing a performance center on Long Island NY to being a partner of the world’s largest traveling global car show series; my career path has taken me on an exciting journey. I have consulted for MTV, McDonalds, Turtle Wax, Dodge and other high profile companies and have been published in multiple automotive journals. Alpha Penguin Publishing recruited me to co-author “The Complete Idiots Guide to Customizing Your Ride” for which one of my cars graces the cover.My diecast addiction began about 12 years back. My girlfriend at the time knew I was saving for a Mustang Cobra. She thought it would be humorous and purchased a diecast version to hold me over for a while. What was an initial joke struck a chord because I was fascinated with how Hot Wheels could make such a cool replica for a buck. The next time we went shopping I stopped in the toy aisle and ended up purchasing additional Hot Wheels and a few Jada vehicles. Well you all know the story from here; one shelf led to a book case. The book case quickly became an apartment filled with hundreds of HotWheels, Jada and other 1:64th scale replicas. Next came my introduction to 1:24th and 1:18th scale die cast and twelve years later I am the proud owner of a collection that is displayed in a 2000sq foot facility with a current count of over 12 thousand unique pieces. My then girlfriend, now wife, has a lot of patience for my hobby and my two little girls enjoy it with us too.Today I find myself fascinated with all scales and all models of customized vehicles. From tuners to rat rods, lead sleds to pro street drag. I do have an appreciation for the well delivered OEM vehicles as well. Most of all I enjoy the hunt to complete a set or series of vehicles. I look forward to being a part of DieCast X Magazine and helping to strengthen, grow and deliver our hobby to people who do not know how rewarding it is to an individual and a family.

One Response to “Auto World 1:18 1970 Ford Torino GT”

  1. Ardanies Bradley says:

    I like this one wish you had one of the 69 Cobra Jet Torino

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