Neat and Original: 1969 Ford Torino GT

The owner of this Torino GT describes it as being straight and rust-free, and judging by the supplied photos, it seems to be an apt description. It is an attractive looking vehicle, and every aspect of it seems to present well. I would like to thank Barn Finder Fordguy1972 for referring the Torino to us. If you would like to become the new owner of the Torino, you will find it located near Putnam, Connecticut, and listed for sale here on Craigslist.

Finished in Meadowlark Yellow, the external presentation of the Torino is first-rate. The car is not wearing its original paint, having undergone a repaint at some point in the past. The rest of the exterior, including the trim, chrome, and glass all look to be in really nice order, as do the original wheels with their distinctive GT center caps.

Getting the GT up and moving is a 351ci Windsor V8 engine, which is hooked to a 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission. The owner says that the car runs and drives as it should. The engine bay, once again, is an area of the car that presents very nicely, without looking like someone has gone over the top with the cleaners or rattle cans. The Torino is also equipped with power steering and power brakes.

The all-black interior of the Torino also looks really good, with no real issues to report. Frustratingly, we don’t get any photos of the dash, so I can’t tell you what sort of condition the pad is in, or whether the dash itself has been modified to fit aftermarket components.

With first-class presentation, this Torino GT looks like a car that would make a great classic to add to a garage, and it is the sort of car that you could drive and enjoy immediately. The owner has set a price of $15,500 for the car, and while it is not the cheapest ’69 GT on the market at present, it is also a long way from being the most expensive. With cars in similar condition to this one selling for 20% more than the current asking price of our feature car, this one seems to represent a pretty good buy.

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Comments

  1. LMK Member

    Definitely worth a closer look if one is in the market for a Torino…GT..

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  2. Beatnik Bedouin

    Based on what you say, Adam, this could be good value for money and worthy of a closer look (not me – no room in the garage)…

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  3. CanuckCarGuy

    What a beauty, great colour…perfect car for cruising. Too bad Santa has already made his yearly visit, otherwise this would be on my wish list.

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  4. Fred W

    Had a non GT ’68 Torino that looked just like this, same color, but with a 302. One of my favorite cars ever and would love to have another- but don’t wan’t to pay the GT premium.

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    • FordGuy1972 Fordguy1972 Member

      I had a ’68 Torino set up the same as yours, Fred W; Meadowlark Yellow, 302 with an auto tranny. While mine was basically a daily driver “beater,” it was a good car, looks and rust aside. I’m partial to the ’68-’69 Torinos having owned the ’68 two door, a ’68 four door, a ’69 Torino GT convertible and the Mercury sibling, a ’68 Cyclone GT fastback.

      The price for this GT is probably fair considering it’s condition. It apparently needs nothing and the new owner needs only to turn the key and head to his local “Show & Shine” to pick up his trophy. A 351 Windsor is a good motor to build up; lots of go-fast parts are available to increase performance. This one is tempting, but I have my heart set on a fastback after I hit the lottery.

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  5. Dennis

    In the day I had a 428 Cobra Jet Torino, friend had a GT with a 351 and only slightly back a car length, when beside me racing did I pull after third gear shift of the mighty C6 auto and 428 did I pull away. Surprisingly fast that GT. Would buy it in a heart beat for that reason alone. By year end I traded the SCJ for a 68 GT350. Oh the days! Massive Burnouts so fun.

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  6. Paul

    Nice…but that Formal Roof just can’t compare with the fastback/Sport roof…I had a Dark Blue Mettallic 69 Torino GT Fastback…white C Stripes..351 Windsor 4 barrel dual exhaust…power disc brakes…FMX automatic transmission…it was originally a column shift car with bench seats…I found another car with floor shift and buckets…swapped out the steering column parts and put the shifter on the floor with the hump from the other car and put the buckets in…what a difference…I always wanted to get a console for it…but a woman ran a stop sign and the boned me on the passengers side…her Ford Station Wagon totaled my Torino…hit me right on the axle and bent the hell out of everything under it…I miss that car…it was something else…pretty fast for all stock…better when I ditched thatAutolite carburetor and put a Jolley on it…that was the only change I made on the engine…I bought that car for $100 in 1979…had a blown head gasket and a minor rust hole in the passenger side quarter behind the wheel…caused by a rag laying in there…cut it out and might welded new metal in and then painted the car…like I said I miss that car…

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  7. z28th1s

    Looks like the seller would have listed whether it was a 2V or 4V 351W.

    The dash pads held up really well on the ’68-’69 Fairlane’s/Torino’s.

    Looks like a nice car, but the notchback doesn’t sell as well or bring near as much money as the fastback.

    This car has been for sale for quite some time.

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  8. 86 Vette Convertible

    Had a 69 GT fastback, 302 auto. OK car. Not fast or easy to parallel park.

  9. Troy s

    Good looking old Ford, not as obvious as the fast back version, which suits me just fine. These look really good with mags and better tires.
    I hardly ever see these at shows, on the street, or anywhere really. For as long as I can remember.

  10. Del

    Nada guides say this GT should be priced way higher.

    He already dropped price once and it is not selling.

    Did the mileage get mentioned ?

    This could be a real buy , as I am willing to bet he will come down way further.

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