1970 Ford Torino
FACTORY TASCA DRAG PACK!!!
Marti Report Verified
1 of 241 TOTAL Production
429 Super Cobra Jets
1 of 125 Total SCJ 4-Speeds
Factory Medium Red Paint Car
Factory Black Bench Seat
Factory 3.91 Traction-Lok Axle
Factory 4-Speed Close Ratio Transmission
When talking High Performance, Drag Race Fords, no dealer name is better known than Tasca Ford. Tasca was one of the best known & largest driving forces behind the development of the famous 428 Cobra Jet engine. When the transition to the 429 came they lead the way too. They special ordered stripper versions like this car. The only options being the Drag-Pack, F70X 14 White Sidewall Tires and an AM radio. This was really as light as you could get a Torino with the exception of the radio. They also avoided the Shaker Ram Air and the Cobra options that would have been a dead give away to high performance car. This was basically a big bad wolf in sheep’s clothing.
This GT has of course been repainted in what appears to be a rare & very cool Ford color from 1987, Dark Shadow Blue. The paint has imperfections you would expect from an older paint job, but still presents well. Easily nice enough to cruise around with your head held high in this Super Rare Drag-Pack. The panels line up well and the addition of the Shaker Ram Air Induction is really cool too. This is a very solid body with minimal rust for the breed. There are a couple minor bubbles in the front door corners and rear quarters but overall much nicer than most. The structure of the car is quite good. The frame rails are in good condition and upon close inspection inside them you can still see the galvanizing.
The Factory Black Bench Seat Interior presents well. Again, this was the truest sign of a sleeper. Just a bench seat, no console. The carpet was just replaced with a new reproduction kit. The seat upholstery shows minor wear with no obvious separations or damage. The door panels look good and again show only minor wear. The dash pad does have the normal crack but overall it is quite forgivable with the cars age.
Under the hood the original SCJ engine has been replaced with a 2-Bolt Main 429 CJ with the correct D0OE-R Cylinder Heads, Exhaust Manifolds and CJ Intake Manifold. It is reported to have low miles on the restoration though we do not have any receipts on the build. It runs strong though and will easily defend its heritage. A factory Shaker Ram Air System has been added and no matter if it is original to the car or not, it looks cool and does add some horsepower in the real world giving the Big Block an unlimited supply of cool air to breath.
The 4-Speed Transmission was just professionally rebuilt and it wears the rare RUG AU1 tag code which calls out for a 70 Torino 429 Close Ratio with 31-Spline Output. The Hurst shifter works nicely with crisp engagement. It works well and can certainly stand up to the abuse.
The 3.91 Traction-Lock Differential is still in place, housed in the ultra rare ‘N’ Case Nodular 9” Differential with 31 Spline Axles. This is bar none, the most copied and reproduced differential made.
So if you are in the market for a Real Deal Muscle Car, one with fire breathing Big Block Drag Pack Power, this is quite possibly the car. Not only does it pack the fire power, you need to consider the upside of this car. Being one of only 125 TOTAL SCJ 4-Speed cars, not to mention that this is GT, not the Cobra, it is VERY likely a 1 of 1 car. Add in the Fact that this car came from the one & only Tasca Ford and you have a very valuable & unique part of Muscle Car history!