Starsky’s Surf Wagon: 1973 Ford Torino Station Wagon – Sold!

Feb 2020 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

Listed on Craigslist in Bristol, Rhode Island is this 68K original mile, yellow over black vinyl, 1973 Ford Torino station wagon the private seller is currently asking $6,000 for, which relying on the NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool as a guide confirms the current caretaker has their Torino smartly priced right the $6,000 “average” value.  

Ford launched the third generation Torino for the 1972 model year. While the new car retained many of the styling details of the prior car, the 1972 Torino styling emphasized the long hood, short deck, look that accentuated the “Coke Bottle” styling.  The biggest change for the Torino was the switch to body-on-frame construction from the unit-construction of the prior generation. While the new chassis was a perimeter design that helps give the Torino a quieter and more isolated ride, it was at the expense of handling and steering feel.  This was also the first year Ford offered a rear sway bar in the Torino. Front disc brakes became standard equipment on all Torinos, which no other American intermediate (other than its sister car the Mercury Montego) offered in 1972. Gran Torino Squire station wagons had power brakes as standard equipment, but it remained an option for all other models.

While the bumble bee color combination may turn away some, the curvy styling of the earl seventies Torinos has held up well to the test of time. We like the seller’s honest description that even includes the shop service manual.  If you have your heart set on adding a Malaise era Ford Station wagon to your garage but don’t want to have the typical Country Squire, this may be a great alternative for you.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

1973 Ford Torino Station Wagon
-6000 or best offer
-new starter in 2016
-New brake lines 2017
-garaged car till 2016
-302 V8 engine
-was daily local driver 2016-2018
-starts great
-power rear window
-automatic transmission
-68k miles
-slight rust around wheels and starting in spots along roof
-heater works well
-comfy bouncy seats
-no rips in fabric but it’s starting to separate from the seat cushion
-back seat drivers side window is off track and needs assistance rolling up

Bright yellow station wagon with black leather interior. Fits surf boards thru back window. Roof rails are included but not installed and no guarantee if all roof rack parts are included. Owner before me cut a larger hole in the dash for a cd player so there is a hole for the stereo hookup, original stereo included tho. Also the 2 1972 huge blue books all about how to fix a ford torino are included.

If interested please email and include a number or your actual email as I’m having problems with craigslist replying to emails, thanks! This car is stored in Bristol, RI

Looking to sell ASAP!

If interested please email and include a number or your actual email as I’m having problems with craigslist replying to emails, thanks!

Info taken from
-5-door wagon body type
-RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 3-speed gearbox
-gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 4942 cm3 / 301.6 cui, advertised power: 100.5 kW / 135 hp / 137 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 309 Nm / 228 lb-ft, more data: 1973 Ford Gran Torino Station Wagon 302 V-8 (man. 3) Horsepower/Torque Curve
-characteristic dimensions: outside length: 5480 mm / 215.7 in, width: 2007 mm / 79 in, wheelbase: 2997 mm / 118 in
-reference weights: shipping weight 1858 kg / 4096 lbs base curb weight: 1920 kg / 4233 lbs
-how fast is this car ? top speed: 164 km/h (102 mph) (©theoretical);
-accelerations: 0- 60 mph 13.4© s; 0- 100 km/h 14.3© s (simulation ©; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 19.7© s (simulation ©
-fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 16.8 l/100km / 16.8 mpg (imp.) / 14 mpg (U.S.) / 6 km/l, more data: 1973 Ford Gran Torino Station Wagon 302 V-8 (man. 3)

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