Cummins Coal Roller: 1972 Diesel Powered Ford Torino Station Wagon – SOLD!

by | Mar 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

March 17, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

This just in from the “Now For Something Completely Different” Department:  a Cummins-Diesel-Powered 1972 Ford Torino Station Wagon originally offered in March 2021 on Craigslist for $9,000 in La Habra, California (Orange County) reportedly built by the cast of the Motor Trend TV show Road Kill.  Unfortunately, we could not find a video of the car in action. As a point of reference, the Collector Market Review for a stock Torino indicates the asking price falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $6,900 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $10,900 so in theory what you’re buying what appears to be a minimal-if-any rust-free California car powered by a free diesel engine.  Diesel power fans likely look at this concoction as a throw-away car that offers a $9,000 custom Cummins 6BT diesel engine.

While we’ve never been fans of the whole “Rollin’ Coal” scene based on diesel-powered trucks, we could totally see ourselves giving all of them a taste of their own medicine is this Torino with its superior power-to-weight ratio.  Perhaps you yourself were once a part of the Coal Rollin’ scene but marriage and kids forced you to put that hobby in your rearview mirror.  Here’s your chance to be the hit of the school carpool scene every time you pull up and drop off your little ones. 

Here’s the seller’s description:

“This Torino was built by the Roadkill show guys, it has a built-up 6BT, 727 trans, and tons of high-end parts. She runs great and I have the title in hand. Feel free to call me with any questions. Great car to mod or put the engine in a Ram, Silverado or Ford Super Duty.

Drive it or buy it for the engine: what would you do with this one-of-a-kind Torino?  Comment below and let us know!


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