Knowledge Identifier: $Ford_Torino
Category: Business (14)
Launched in 1950.
Countries: United States (66%), Centre (10%), (10%)
Linked to: NASCAR, Chrysler, Spelling-Goldberg Productions, Ford Motor Company
Sales decreases were likely due to the increased demand for smaller economical cars, while Ford's new "sensibly" sized Granada likely stole sales from Torino. The Ford Granada was classed as a compact by Ford, but actually had dimensions close to that of a late 1960s Ford Torino.
The Torino was initially an upscale version of the intermediate sized Ford Fairlane, which Ford produced between 1962 and 1970
This was the first time Ford had ever outsold the Chevrolet Chevelle since its 1964 introduction
Rich Bickle - He built a 1972 Ford Torino with a 302 cubic inch motor that year, which he began using at mid-season
Ford LTD II - It was based on the Ford Torino, which it replaced, and used the same platform as the concurrent Ford Thunderbird, which was downsized and dramatically reduced in price for 1977 to occupy the market position of the 1974-76 Ford Elite, which was a Torino derivative designed to compete with the popular Chevrolet Monte Carlo