Tuesday, June 3, 2008

'Starsky & Hutch' Ford Gran Torino

Who could possibly forget the adventures of Starsky & Hutch. These two characters made us laugh with their funny antics and nerve-racking mishaps. Of course, the two looked so cool because of the legendary car they drove. In fact, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson really rode in this 1974 Gran Torino. Built by Mike Walsh's Premiere Studio Rentals, it's one of the two "hero" cars built for the 2004 Starsky & Hutch film. Walsh sold the other hero car… a '76 Gran Torino but otherwise alike on eBay for $50,000. That's not a really enough for a indisputable movie star, but it radically sure enough for a vehicle like the Gran Torino.

Actually, this might be the greatest Gran Torino in reality. It has just more than 2100 original miles on its 33-year-old odometer and a hot-rodded 435-hp, 360-cubic-inch Ford Windsor pushrod V-8 underneath its hood. The framework and body is straight and hundred per cent rust-free, and it doesn’t create too much screeches or clatters.

The suspension has been reconstructed with more solid rear leaf springs and air shocks to provide a mean and sturdy rake. The slot mags wear 235/60R-15 BFGoodrich Radial T/As up front and 275/60R-15s in back. The PPG Viper Red paint is dang next to sightlessness. The Ford Gran Torino rests with a mean rumble and growls when provided a little bit of a motivation. It's even graciously rapid that can blast off to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and through the quarter-mile in 14.1 seconds at 102 mph, regardless of being prepared to sway its tail radically around corners fairly than speed up in a straight path.

4 Comments:

Blogger Leisa said...

Yeah! I remember this movie! It's a comedy film directed by Todd Philipps, and this is one of Owen Wilson's movies that I love and cherish.

Leisa Dreps

September 26, 2011 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger valleydave said...

hey there just saw your site

did

you know that the original Starky & Hutch David Soul & Paul
Michael Glaser are appearing at the Hollywoodshow in feb 2012 in Burbank
Ca to meet their fans sign autographs and take photos with them you
might want to come down and maybe even bring your car

Dave

November 26, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger valleydave said...

hey there just saw your site

did

you know that the original Starky & Hutch David Soul & Paul
Michael Glaser are appearing at the Hollywoodshow in feb 2012 in Burbank
Ca to meet their fans sign autographs and take photos with them you
might want to come down and maybe even bring your car

Dave

November 26, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger milky said...

There is a movie about torino actually, the one in the movie is fully restored.
vintage car restoration

December 14, 2011 at 9:16 PM  

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