1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport


When Chester Nolph was ready to buy a new car in 1971, he spotted Ford’s advertising literature for the 1972 models and decided that he had to have a Torino. While the design certainly struck his attention, Ford’s new four-link suspension and coil springs in the rear were also hot selling points. The Torino, along with the Thunderbird, received major restyling for 1972, and the “Coke-bottle” styling that was in vogue at the time was even more pronounced. The overall shape was much more aggressive than in 1971, and the rear roofline was extremely low. Up front, the grille, in some people’s opinion, looked similar to that of the Cobra, but it prompted the great Tom McCahill to comment that it looked like a “land-locked tuna sucking air.”

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2006/06/15/1972-ford-gran-torino-sport