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    1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport – the Lowdown on the Walt Kowalski’s Car

    1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport – Walt Kowalski’s Pride and Joy

    written by Pete Dunton


    http://www.ericpetersautos.com/home/...9&Itemid=10951




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    I wasn't a huge fan of the Grand Torino back in the day, but it has really grown on me. It's a hoss of a car. So much more manly than the baggy-pants-crowd winged-up riceboxes that are hot today. Yeah, I know that compared to an EVO something like the Gran Torino handles like a school bus, etc. - but so what? It's the difference between Eastwood and KFed (or whatever that degenerate little ferret's name is).

    You had to know how to drive to handle a big-block American muscle car. There is nothing like it. And it's not for everyone.

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    Those cars look pretty badass. It's too bad that the Nixon Administration and the Gaylord Nelson environmentalist jerk offs had gotten a hold of the engines and began choking them off with the ridiculous smog devices. It was astonishing the horsepower drops that occurred between 1970 and 1971 because of the idiotic rules that cars had to be detuned to run on 87 octane unleaded gas instead of regular, which was about 89-91 octane back then.

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